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Hosting the PETRA III synchrotron

CeXS focuses on the use of high energy X-rays in materials research and development, and is the academic host of the Swedish Material Science beamline at PETRA III.

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The PETRA III Swedish beamline is hiring

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Dr Maja Hellsing (VR) with Dr Ulrich Lienert (P21.2 Beamline manager)
Photo Dr Maja Hellsing (VR) with Dr Ulrich Lienert (P21.2 Beamline manager).

VR visits the Swedish beamline

Maja Hellsing from VR, responsible for managing the grants for Swedish privileged access to PETRA III, visited the synchrotron at the beginning of May.

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DESY facilities restrict access to state institutions in Russia and Belarus

DESY has decided to prohibit all Russian and Belarussian institutions access and usage of DESY resources. This affects any PETRA users – regardless of nationality – affilated with Russian or Belarussi...

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Apply for access to PETRA III

Privileged access to high energy X-rays is open to Swedish universities, research organisations and companies for open research. Applications are made twice a year, during the spring and autumn. Companies can also apply for paid access at any time.

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High energy X-rays reveal the resistance of steel to embrittlement

The high energy X-rays at the Swedish Material Science beamline make it possible to see what’s happening within steels, in real-time, also in environments that mimic how the steel is used. This enable...

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