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HZDR: Partner at "Network Dresden - City of Science"

In 2006, the city of Dresden carried the title "City of Science", and founded the network Dresden - City of Science, which has been active ever since. One popular event supported by the network partners in Dresden is the Dresden Long Night of Sciences.

"Charter of Diversity"

HZDR is a member of the "Charter of Diversity", an initiative encouraging diversity in business companies and public institutions. It is supported by the German federal government, the chancellor of Germany being its patron.

Proton beam experiments open new areas of research

News published on Dec 6, 2012

HZDR scientists took part in proton beam experiments at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, unveiling a new way to heat material and create new states of matter in the laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Lab writes today.

"Using the Trident sub-picosecond laser at Los Alamos, the team generated and focused a proton beam using a cone-shaped target. The protons were found to have unexpectedly curved trajectories due to the large electric fields in the beam. A sheath electric field also channeled the proton beam through the cone tip, substantially improving the beam focus."

The experiments were carried out by researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf of Germany; Technische Universitaet Darmstadt of Germany, and General Atomics of San Diego.