The KIT Light Source

The KIT Light Source houses the 2.5GeV electron storage ring KARA, together with beamlines and laboratory infrastructure operated by KIT institutes and external cooperation partners.

The electron storage ring KARA at the KIT Light Source provides synchrotron radiation over an extended range of the electromagnetic spectrum, from approximately the Infrared to hard X-ray energies. Several KIT institutes and external organisations are involved in research and development at the Light Source:

IBPT pursues beam physics and accelerator R&D and operates IR/THz beamlines at the test facilites KARA & FLUTE.

 

 

 

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IQMT studies chemical (electronic) and magnetic properties of bulk materials, thin films, and micro- and nanostructured objects at the WERA beamline. 

 

 

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IKFT & ITCP pursue catalyst research with X-ray spectroscopy at the CAT laboratory and CAT-ACT beamline.

 

 

 

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IMT operates a clean room facility & three LIGA beamlines to perform high resolution and deep X-ray lithography.

 

 

 

 

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INE researches methods for nuclear waste disposal at two beamlines and the ACT laboratory at the CAT-ACT beamline.

 

 

 

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IPS develops in situ & operando imaging, spectroscopy, and scattering methods for applications in materials research and life sciences.

 

 

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LAS supports the education and training of students, doctoral researchers, and young scientists via lectures, tutorials, practicals and thesis projects in accelerator physics, materials research, and synchrotron technology.

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The Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research pursues in situ studies of thin films, multilayers, surfaces and nanostructures.

 

 

 

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