Scientists have access to extensive highly specialised research infrastructures at the research centre. Some of them are used by teams of scientists from all over the world.
The Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) is a centre of excellence for atomic resolution electron microscopy and spectroscopy at the highest international level.
The Jülich Centre for Structural Biology — JuStruct — provides a user platform for atomic structural resolution of neurobiologically and medically relevant proteins. With the infrastructure and expertise available, JuStruct represents a globally unique centre in the field of structural biology.
In conjunction with the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, the Forschungszentrum runs a research platform for biomolecular ultra-high field spectroscopy. The Biomolecular NMR Centre brings together a range of top-level NMRs, including a 900 Mhz NRM spectrometer.
The Jülich Supercomputing Centre provides high-end computing capacity to scientists at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, universities and research institutions within Germany and in Europe, as well as industry.
The HQC takes into account the increased importance of quantum technology: from researching different quantum materials to testing various qubit concepts and building a European quantum computer.
EBRAINS is a new digital research infrastructure created as part of the EU-funded Human
Brain Project (HBP). The aim is to promote
brain research and the translation of scientific findings in this field into brain-inspired innovations in computing, medicine and industry.
A wide range of imaging techniques at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM) are brought together in the Imaging Core Facility (ICF). These include various top-class instruments that provide insights into the brain.
The SuFIDA Helmholtz Innovation Lab is a technical platform that helps to better detect diseases that are difficult to diagnose. SuFIDA (Disruptive Digital Diagnostics) can count individual so-called marker molecules and thus enables a more precise diagnosis. The Innovation Lab develops standardised detection methods (assays) and has pipetting robots and automated "high content" microscopes.
The COSY cooler synchrotron at the Forschungszentrum Jülich Institute of Nuclear Physics provides proton and deuteron beams with a magnetic rigidity of between one and 11 Tm, and is available for in-house and external experiments for basic research purposes. The particle beams can be cooled as required to increase the beam quality. Individual polarisation states may also be implemented.
The JCNS develops, builds and operates instruments for the international research community at flagship neutron sources within Germany, in Europe and worldwide.
The HNF is a cleanroom facility with 1000 square metres of cleanroom class ISO 1-3 space. Its scientists offer expert knowledge, and the facility provides resources for the production, synthesis, characterisation and integration of nanoscale structures, devices and circuits.
With an area of approximately 1550 square metres, the Membrane Centre comprises a modern, closely distributed research infrastructure for the development of membrane systems.
The Helmholtz Energy Materials Characterization Platform (HEMCP) is a research infrastructure supported by the Helmholtz Association.
The SAPHIR atmospheric simulation chamber enables reproducible investigations into precisely defined atmospheric-chemical mechanisms. This makes it possible to reconstruct and investigate processes at play in the atmosphere.
The European Research Infrastructure IAGOS responds to the increasing demand for long-term in-situ observations of greenhouse gases, reactive trace gases and aerosols, by establishing a monitoring infrastructure based on the use of commercial passenger aircraft as measurement platforms.
The European Infrastructure for Multi-Scale Plant Phenomics and Simulation for Food Security in a Changing Climate (EMPHASIS) is a plant phenotyping infrastructure distributed across Europe.
The Jülich Plant Phenotyping Center (JPPC) at Forschungszentrum Jülich houses an outstanding portfolio of non-invasive and automated processes for measuring plant properties above and below ground under (semi-)controlled and field conditions. This makes IBG-2 one of the world’s leading centres of excellence in the field of plant phenotyping.