IPS operates three state-of-the-art beamline clusters at the KIT Light Source, in which synchrotron technology, methodology and expertise is pooled into selected research areas. Within these clusters, dedicated offline facilities such as the MOVPE, UHV and MFE laboratories provide specific infrastructure for sample preparation, manipulation and characterization. In addition IPS is also currently commisioning and/or supporting beamlines at PETRA III, at the ESRF and at the ALS.
Development of methodological and computational approaches for full-field 2D, 3D & 4D X-ray imaging in materials research & life sciences. Multiple contrast mechanisms, adaptive beam-optics and high-thoughput detection systems applied to in situ, operando, in toto, in vivo hierarchical imaging from cm to sub-micron length-scales.more
High-resolution diffraction, microfocus analyzer-based diffraction, 3D reciprocal space mapping, low angle scattering (SAXS/GISAXS) to investigate statistical structure correlations at the micro-, nano-, and atomic length scales. Quantification of defects in epitaxial thin films. Diffraction imaging techniques applied to individual nano-objects.more
In situ & operando surface-sensitive photoelectron & soft X-ray spectroscopy, hard X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS,EXAFS) for bulk and three-dimensional investigations. Complementary offline laboratory techniques to characterize electronic and chemical states. Applications include materials for thin-film solar cells, Li-based batteries and catalytic materials.more