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helma
Office
Margit Helma

phone: +49 721 608 26071
fax: +49 721 608 28677
mail: margit.helma∂kit edu

Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation (IPS)
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
Germany

baumbach
Director
Prof. Dr. Tilo Baumbach

phone: +49 721 608 26820
mail: tilo.baumbach∂kit edu

Heske
Director
Prof. Dr. Clemens Heske

phone: +49 721 608 28069
mail: clemens.heske∂kit edu


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 approaches in the life sciences.
 

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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

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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

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X-ray videos reveal internal morphological dynamics in mating bush crickets

Male genital organs are among the fastest evolving morphological structures. However, large parts of the male’s genitalia are often hidden inside the female during mating. In several bush cricket species males bear a pair of sclerotized genital appendices called titillators.

February 2017

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Exploring the Structure of Aqueous Solutions with SALSA

Water and aqueous solutions are probably the most essential substances in our lives. Consequently, understanding their properties and functions on a molecular level are a central research topic that touches upon technology, physics, chemistry, and biology. Also, it turns out to be highly challenging!

December 2016

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Combined 3D X-ray micro-CT imaging and clonal analysis of stem cells

Morphological and functional homology of fish and mammalian digestive tract: Combined 3D X-ray micro-CT imaging and clonal analysis of stem cells in Medaka intestine.

November 2016

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A new Phenomenon in an old Material: Giant Spin-Phonon Interaction Unveiled in EuO

Comprehensive studies of lattice dynamics in the ferromagnetic semiconductor EuO have been performed by a combination of inelastic x-ray scattering, nuclear inelastic scattering, and ab initio calculations.
The results indicate a giant spin-phonon interaction in EuO

May 2016

 

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Clouding of Eye Lenses: New Hope for Cataracts Patients

Scientists proved that melanosomes contribute to lens integrity by buffering elements that would otherwise cause deleterious lens protein modifications.

May 2016

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Contrast Transfer Functions (CTFs) in Full-field transmission hard X-ray microscopy systems (TXM) benefit from less aberrations in comparison to soft X-ray and electron microscopyerrations in comparison to soft X-ray and electron microscopy
Zernike phase contrast in full-field transmission hard X-ray microscopy

Contrast Transfer Functions (CTFs) in Full-field transmission hard X-ray microscopy systems (TXM) benefit from less aberrations in comparison to soft X-ray and electron microscopy

May 2016

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