PETRA III takes up research operation
The first external experiment is carried out by a scientists’ group of the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt.
DESY’s new X-ray source PETRA III has taken up operation for the international science community. At the 2.3-kilometres long synchrotron source of the third generation, the first external users were welcomed, thus starting the first official measuring period. “Already the first PETRA III user period is overbooked,” says Professor Helmut Dosch, Chair of the Board of Directors of DESY. “This shows the enormous interest of the user community for our new synchrotron radiation source.”