Our spokesperson Norbert Pietralla recently acquired funding for a high-power laser system for more than €600,000 by the Major Research Instrumentation Programme of the German Research Foundation. The laser will be installed at the superconducting recirculating electron linear accelerator S-DALINAC in Darmstadt. Among other innovative advancements on the energy-recovering linear accelerator, the laser allows researchers to develop a brilliant photon source producing quasi-monochromatic radiation. Thanks to the high power of the laser (≥ 100 W), researchers in ELEMENTS will be able to investigate the behaviour of atomic nuclei under extreme conditions in the future.
The ELEMENTS office at Goethe University’s Riedberg Campus in Frankfurt is offering a helping hand