With one of the world's most powerful sources of synchrotron radiation, the German Elactron Synchrotron - DESY offers unique insights into the structure of matter as well as structures and processes at the atomic level. This enables a wide range of new insights and discoveries in the fields of chemistry and physics, materials research, and process and production engineering. In a joint cooperation center for sustainability-oriented materials research and process development, DESY and the universities and research institutions in Saxony that are recognized in the field of materials research are pooling their research activities in the field of synchrotron research. As a result, new technologies and developments, such as quantum materials, high-performance energy storage devices, novel functional materials, e.g. for catalysis, new construction materials, e.g. for lightweight construction, as well as materials and processes for micro-, nano-, optoelectronics and energy conversion as well as products for diverse applications in environmental and climate protection technology are to be developed.
Saxon scientists will receive privileged access to the facilities of DESY as well as additional measurement time contingents within the framework of the cooperation. They will also benefit from joint initiatives to develop and procure new experimental environments and measurement equipment, as well as from the exchange of knowledge and experience within the alliance.