ELBE List of Publications

The variety of research at ELBE is demonstrated by the lists of recent publications resulting from experiments at ELBE:

Free electron laser (FELBE)

Ultrashort pulses of intense coherent infrared and THz (4-250 µm) from two Free Electron Lasers (FEL) provide an ideal tool for studying ultrafast electronic and structural dynamics in matter. The FEL beam is directed to endstations in se­veral experimental labs, as well as to the neighboring high-field magnet lab (HLD), and a dedicated lab for nanoscale imaging by s-SNOM. Visit the FELBE pages for more ­information.

Bremsstrah­lung (γELBE)

Bremsstrah­lung (up to 20 MeV) is available in the nuclear physics cave. Polarized radiation can also be provided.The time structure of the Bremsstrah­lung radiation is defined by the electron beam which has to be operated in the micropulse mode. The interval between the pulses can vary between 77 ns and 1000 ns.

Neutrons (nELBE)

nELBE is a neutron time-of-flight system with neutron energies between 100 keV and 10 MeV.
Foto: The two THz sources at the ELBE accelerator: the diffraction radiator source (right) and the undulator source (orange part). ©Copyright: HZDR/F. Bierstedt

Superradiant THz source (TELBE)

The TELBE facility provides intense, frequency-tunable and CEP stable THz pulses ranging from 0.1 THz to 2.5 THz, typically used for the excitation of nonlinear dynamics in matter. It offers THz pulse energies up to 10 µJ at repetition rates from single shot to hundreds of kHz. Ultrafast THz-driven processes can be probed with femtosecond timing resolution using a variety of laser-based techniques.
Foto: Die Elektronenkanone (SRF-Gun) an der Strahlungsquelle ELBE des HZDR. ©Copyright: HZDR/O.Killig

Machine physics

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Positrons (pELBE)

Material­s research with positrons can be performed at EPOS, which consists of three subsystems for mono-energetic positron spectroscopy (MePS), gamma-induced positron spectroscopy (GiPS) and conventional positron spectroscopy using β+ radiation.

Detector development

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Radiation physics

The high flexibility of ELBE beam ­para­meters allows unique precise radiobiological experiments. Dose application characteristics can be studied for a multitude of radiotherapy accelerators, ranging from the conventional, quasi-continuous dose deli­very o­ver minutes to novel flexible ultra-high dose rate (UHDR) beam deli­very within micro- to milliseconds. This enables the direct radiobiological comparison of reference and UHDR irradiation regimes at a single machine, eliminating dose response bias between experiments due to different setups, dosimetry, and experiment time point.