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Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI)
Functional Nanostructures at Surfaces (PGI-3)

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Synchrotron Research

In addition to our laboratory-based research, we engage in manifold synchrotron activities.

A Synchrotron is a „photon factory“ which produces very intense electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths tunable from the UV to hard X-rays. As such, synchrotrons are indispensible tools for cutting-edge research in many fields from biology to materials science.

We regularly perform experiments at a number of third generation synchrotrons which have been optimized for high brilliance, namely the Diamond Light Source in Didcot, UK, Elettra in Trieste, Italy, Bessy II and the PTB Metrology Light Source in Berlin.

In our synchrotron experiments we study the adsorption structure of organic molecules on metal surfaces as well as epitaxially grown 2D materials. For more information, please follow the links below.

Structure Determination of Interfaces and Nanoscale Systems

Physics and Chemistry of Organic Adsorbates

Contact: C. Kumpf, S. Subach