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Schematische Darstellung des PET-Zentrums

New PET Centre for Brain Research

A new PET Centre for brain research has been established on campus at Jülich. Here, scientists investigate the structure and function of the healthy and diseased human brain and develop methods of diagnosing and treating neurological and psychiatric disorders. They use the latest procedures and techniques in the field of imaging as well as for fabricating and applying highly specific radiopharmaceuticals and contrast media.

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ESS Competence Centre

Neutron scattering gives us unique insights into matter for basic research and application-oriented research. The world’s most powerful neutron source – the ESS European Spallation Source in Lund – is planned to go into operation in southern Sweden in 2019. Jülich will be part of it. The ESS Competence Centre has been coordinating Jülich’s contributions to the design of the facility and measuring stations since 2011.

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Forschen an den physikalischen Grenzen der Optik

Ernst Ruska-Centrum for Microscopy and Spectroskopy with Electrons

With the Ernst Ruska Centre (ER-C), Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University operate a centre of excellence for atomic-resolution electron microscopy and spectroscopy on the highest international level.

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Jülich Centre for Neutron Science

The Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) operates instruments at the national and international leading sources FRM II, ILL and SNS under a common scientific objective. It provides the external users with access to world class instruments under standardized conditions at the neutron source best suited for their respective experiments. JCNS provides a frame for the well recognized method and instrument development program of Forschungszentrum Jülich and for its in-house research in the condensed matter and key technology programmes.

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9komma4

9point4

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner with a field strength of 9.4 tesla – that's approximately 200,000 times stronger than the Earth's magnetic field – coupled with a positron emission tomograph (PET) is enabling scientists at Jülich to take a more detailed look into the brain than ever before. The hybrid device provides high-resolution images of the brain structure which simultaneously show the functional activities occurring in the healthy and diseased brain. The device enables scientists for the first time to simultaneously analyse the structure and function of the brain down to the molecular level.

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900-Mhz-NMR-Spektrometer

900-Mhz-NMR-Spektrometer

Der 900-Mhz-NMR-Spektrometer auf dem Jülicher Campus ermöglicht es Wissenschaftlern der Universität Düsseldorf und des Forschungszentrums, das Aussehen von Proteinen Atom für Atom analysieren und ihre Wirkweisen im Körper genauestens studieren: Manche Proteine spielen bei der Vermehrung von Viren eine Rolle oder stehen im Verdacht, direkt schädlich zu wirken, wie etwa das Alzheimer-Amyloid. Das Messgerät gehört zu den weltweit empfindlichsten seiner Art.

JUGENE

Supercomputers

Researchers from all disciplines make use of supercomputers in order to discover how the climate is changing, how proteins are folded in cells, how new semiconductors function or how fuel cells can be improved. Jülich’s approach is to provide a system of complementary computers with a suitable platform for all applications. With JUGENE, researchers have Europe's first petaflop computer at their disposal: it has a performance of one trillion computing operations per second. JUROPA and HPC-FF are high-performance computers particularly designed to meet the requirements of fusion research in Europe.

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COSY - Beschleunigerhalle

COSY - Accelerator

COSY is a cooler synchrotron and storage ring for protons in the momentum range between 600 and 3700 MeV/c. Protons with the desired energy are available for experiments with the circulating beam as well as for experiments with the extracted beam. "COSY" is an abbreviation of "COoler SYnchrotron", i.e. an accelerator for "cold" particles. COSY is a 180 m closed loop vacuum tube. Its shape is a ring into which two 40 m straight sections are inserted at opposite locations.

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Das 'Schweizer Taschenmesser' der Nanoelektronik

Nano-Spintronics-Cluster-Tool

Jülich scientists are exploring nanometre-sized components for a pioneering and energy-efficient information technology using the globally unique "nano-spintronics cluster tool". This tool was developed and planned at Jülich. It allows nanocomponents to be fabricated, imaged and investigated in an ultrahigh vacuum. Jülich researchers use this tool to develop electronic components that exploit the principle of spintronics – that is to say, an electron's spin – and employ it for information processing.


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