What is the PETRA III upgrade about
Obtaining a multi-scale hard X-ray microscope, that can reveal structural dynamics from nano to micro scales
PETRA III is one the world's highest energy X-rays sources.
PETRA III is operated by DESY, who are currently planning the upgrade of PETRA to its 4th generation.
DESY are describing the future PETRA IV as a “multi-scale hard X-ray microscope” would enable novel experiments for revealing the dynamic behaviours of structures - from nanometre to millimetre scales.
Such novel research possibilities would enable PETRA to retain a leading position in the synchrotron community, which is DESY’s intent with the planned upgrade.
More information about the future capabilities of PETRA IV can be found here in DESY’s conceptual design report .