Research Facilities at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Scientific research equipment of national and international importance is operated at the HZDR and as such the HZDR is coordinating member and partner of numerous collaborations and projects. The scientific facilities are equally available to external guest researchers from science and economy.
More information on the HZDR user facilites
In addition, the following two scientific departments provide support for HZDR scientists:
Radiation Source at the ELBE Center for High-Power Radiation Sources
The Radiation Source ELBE (Electron Linac for beams with high Brilliance and low Emittance) delivers multiple secondary beams, both elctromagnetic radiation and particles. The characteristics of these beams make ELBE an outstanding research instrument for external users as well as scientists of the HZDR.Head: Prof. Peter Michel
High-power Laser-particle Acceleration
Lasers with petawatt peak power enable the development of advanced ultra-compact particle accelerators and light sources with applications ranging from cancer research to probing of ultrafast processes. Dedicated target areas are optimized for the investigation and application of relativistic laser-plasma processes by in-house and external researchers.Head: Prof. Ulrich Schramm
Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory HLD
This laboratory focuses on modern materials research in high magnetic fields. In particular, electronic properties of metallic, semiconducting, superconducting, and magnetic materials are investigated. This way the High Magnetic Field Laboratory serves as a research facility for both in-house and user projects.
Head: Prof. Joachim Wosnitza
User Facilities at the Ion Beam Center IBC
The Ion Beam Center is an internationally leading center of competence for the application of ion beams in materials research. Plasma and ion sources generate ions of all species at energies between eV and 60 MeV.Head: Dr. Stefan Facsko
Center for Positron Emission Tomography
The PET Center Dresden-Rossendorf is jointly operated by the HZDR and the TU Dresden
. Research is focused on preclinical and clinical molecular imaging of biochemical processes and is performed in collaboration with the University Hospital Dresden.
Complex flow phenomena are investigated here under realistic conditions to enable energy efficient material flows in process engineering and the chemical industry as well as the safe operation of nuclear power plants.
Rossendorf Beamline ROBL at ESRF
The Rossendorf Beamline is located at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France. Here, energy research benefits from Europe’s most brilliant source of synchrotron X-ray light. Four experimental stations for radiochemical experiments are available.
Head: Dr. habil. Andreas Scheinost
Department of Research Technology
Our activities cover mechanical, electronical or software-technical developments for scientific experiments.
We support you from conception to commissioning, ranging from dedicated devices up to large research facilities.
Head: Prof. Peter Kaever
High Performance Computing at HZDR
The department of IT Infrastructure provides a high-performance computing cluster for the scientists in order to perform complex calculations in simulation aswell as data processing. High-available storage systems enable users to perform fast data handling.Head: Dr. Henrik Schulz
Library of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (D 120)
The scientific library of the HZDR provides predominantly digital access to information and supports researchers in the publication procedures for scientific papers and research data.
Head: Edith Reschke