World’s Fastest Soft X-Ray Camera

DSSC detector expands capabilities of the instrument for spectroscopy and coherent scattering

170 Projects to Develop Disruptive Solutions

ATTRACT: €17 million euros to tackle key societal challenges

Pfeiffer Vacuum developed vacuum solutions for European XFEL

The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (European XFEL) in Hamburg generates ultrashort X-ray flashes – 27,000 times per second and with a brilliance that is a billion times higher than that of the best conventional X-ray radiation sources. The flashes are produced in underground tunnels and will allow scientists to map atomic details of viruses, film chemical reactions, and study the processes in the interior of planets.

Giant LEAPS for Photon Sources

European consortium of light sources used for research launched in Brussels

X-Ray Imaging With Higher Resolution

Incoherent diffractive imaging to image individual atoms in nanocrystals or molecules

Laser Metronome with Attosecond-Precision

A synchronous laser-microwave network for next-generation attosecond photon-science facilities

Fast Pump-Laser for the Hamburg XFEL

Additional laser system allows performing the projected atomic-scale measurements

Droplets Blown up by X-Ray Laser

First movies will give more control in X-ray laser experiments

World’s Brightest X-Ray Laser Reaches Milestone

European XFEL: all 35 segments of first light-generating system installed