Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation

Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation

Welcome to the Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation

Research at IPS focuses on methodological development and application of synchrotron-based photon science, combining X-ray imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, and X-ray scattering to allow comprehensive in situ & operando characterization of nanostructures, materials, devices, and processes. At IPS we perform pioneering, proof-of-principle experiments as well as systematic studies, to contribute to an understanding of structure/property/functionality relations in materials research & technology.

IPS cooperates closely with other KIT institutes and with leading national and international research institutions and universities. Activities are embedded in the corresponding programs and research fields of the Helmholtz-Association. 

Particular emphasis is placed on the scientific and technical education and professional development of students and staff. Research activities are closely linked to academic teaching and research within the KIT Faculties of Physics and Chemistry & Biosciences, as well as at other universities.

Iron silicide nanostructures for future nanoelectronics

Self-organized silicide nanostructures represent potential building blocks for future nanoelectronic device applications. The collective vibrations of atoms in the nanocrystalline structure play an important role for the properties of such materials.

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Biomedisa: online 3D segmentation of biological and medical imaging data

A research team from Heidelberg University,  KIT and the Technical University of Darmstadt has developed Biomedisa, an open-source online platform for biomedical image segmentation.

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Zinc speciation observed in situ during pulsed laser ablation in liquids

In situ X-ray scattering, X-ray imaging and X-ray spectroscopy with microsecond time resolution have been combined to clarify the speciation of zinc during ablation

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