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Prof. Dr. Tilo Baumbach

phone: +49 721 608 26820
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Prof. Dr. Clemens Heske

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Margit Helma

phone: +49 721 608 26071
fax: +49 721 608 28677
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Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation (IPS)
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Welcome to the Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation

The IPS conducts research for and with novel synchrotron analytics and diagnostics (X-ray imaging, spectroscopy, and scattering). Particular focus is placed on in situ, operando, and in vivo techniques for the characterization of technological and biological processes, with emphasis on materials and processes for energy conversion and transport technologies, nano- and information materials, and imaging in the life sciences.



News / Publications / Highlights

Correlation of phase composition, chemical composition and microstructure in crystalline chromium aluminium nitride hard coatings

Magnetron-sputtered CrAlN coatings are widely used for industrial hard-coating applications. They have a high temperature stability, wear resistance and hardness.


Jun 2018

reconstructed phase
Realisation of X-ray Shack-Hartmann Sensors

Multi-contrast imaging in the X-ray range has been realized by 2D lens arrays for fast single-shot diagnostics.

May 2018


A New Crystal Experience

A new, very generally applicable imaging approach provides not only three-dimensional information about complex arrangements of dislocations inside monocrystals, but also allows us to investigate precisely the behavior and role of all the individual defects during plastic deformation process.

November 2017

Dynamics of laser-excited gold nanorods

Time-resolved X-ray scattering with 100 picosecond time resolution shows laser-induced dynamics of gold nanorods, which are an attractive tool for biophotonics.

November 2017

X-SPEC Undulator at the Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation (IPS) provides light over an unprecedented energy range

A novel shifting in-vacuum undulator has successfully provided first light to the X-SPEC Beamline at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

July 2017

Phonon nanoengineering: Vibrations of nanoislands dissipate heat more effectively

Europium silicide has for some time attracted the attention of scientists. Recognized as being promising for electronics and spintronics, this material has recently been submitted by a team of physicists from Poland, Germany and France to comprehensive studies of the vibrations of its crystal lattice.

March 2017