Image: DESY | 7 June 2012Some 100 cavity and photo enthusiasts came to DESY last Wednesday to hear Karsten Büßer talk about "Cool Runnings" and see the picture story of cavities in the making by science photographer Heiner Müller-Elsner. The exhibition will be on show at DESY for a few more weeks. Read more here.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: cavity, DESY, European XFEL, FLASH, SCRF
2 February 2012The world’s fastest (and shortest) movie has superconducting radiofrequency technology to thank for its entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. Shot at DESY’s FLASH X-ray laser, which accelerates electrons in much the same way as the ILC will, it shows a micro model of the German Brandenburg Gate at an interval of a mere 50 femtoseconds between two frames. Read DESY's press release
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: DESY, FLASH, laser, SRF technology
Wilhelm Bialowons (DESY) | 16 December 2010Early November, four members of the Global Design Effort Conventional Facilities and Siting group and two guests from Japanese industry visited DESY in Hamburg, Germany, for two days. They wanted to find out more about the current state of the European X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) civil construction and to get information about other relevant projects like DESY
Category: Around the World | Tagged: DESY, FLASH, tunnel, XFEL
24 June 2010For the first time, FLASH produced laser light with a wavelength of 4.45 nanometres; thus, DESY's free-electron laser for soft X-ray light considerably beat its previous record of 6.5 nanometres. At the same time, the peak intensity of single light pulses nearly doubled, with 0.3 millijoule. Prior to this, there was a five-month machine upgrade, above all with a significant improvement of the superconducting linear accelerator and the installation of a seeding experiment together with the University of Hamburg.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: DESY, FLASH, free-electron laser
Barbara Warmbein | 1 October 2009A cryomodule prototype for the European XFEL has set the world gradient record for cryomodules built with superconducting radiofrequency technology, reaching an average accelerating gradient of more than 32 megavolts per metre (MV/m) in recent tests. This is an important step towards major goals set for the ILC’s Technical Design Phase (TDP), which include demonstrating system performance of fully fitted cryomodules like the record prototype. The accelerator module will be built into the FLASH free-electron laser at DESY, making it possible to increase the FLASH energy to 1.2 GeV. This means that even shorter wavelengths down to 4.5 nanometers will be available for experiments starting next year.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: cryomodule, FLASH, XFEL