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:
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.
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.
Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory
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.
User Facilities at the Ion Beam Center
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.
Center for Positron Emission Tomography
The PET Center Dresden-Rossendorf is jointly operated by the HZDR and the Technische Universität 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 at ESRF
This beamline is housed at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France. Here, energy research benefits from Europe’s most brilliant source of X-ray light. Two measurement facilities for radiochemical experiments are available.
Department of Research Technology
The Department of Research Technology develops and implements dedicated research devices ranging from experiment equipment to the level of complex and large research facilities.
High Performance Computing at HZDR
The high-performance data center is the core of the IT infrastructure at HZDR. With supercomputers at this facility the Department of Information Services and Computing provides the technical foundation for scientific calculation and simulation tasks of the institutes.
The scientific library of the HZDR provides predominantly digital access to information and supports researchers in the publication procedures. Due to the altered information processes in science, the library has been reorganized as a user-oriented infrastructure in the Central Department of Information Services and Computing.