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.

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In addition, the following two scientific departments provide support for HZDR scientists: 

Foto: ELBE-Beschleuniger ©Copyright: HZDR/Frank Bierstedt

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.
Foto: Compressor grating150 TW laser Draco ©Copyright: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schramm

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.
Foto: A HLD technician with a magnet ©Copyright: Uwe Tölle

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.
Foto: The 6 MV Accelerator at the Ion Beam Center of the HZDR ©Copyright: HZDR

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.
Foto: Kombiniertes PET/MRT-Gerät am HZDR ©Copyright: Bierstedt

Cen­ter for Positron Emission Tomography

The PET Center Dresden-Rossendorf is jointly operated by the HZDR and the TU Dresden(1). Research is focused on preclinical and clinical molecular imaging of biochemical processes and is performed in collaboration with the University Hospital Dresden.
Foto: Experimentelle Fluiddynamik - Topflow ©Copyright: HZDR/Rainer Weisflog


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.
Foto: Dr. Andreas Scheinost, Head Molecular Structures at the HDZR Institute of Resource Ecology, adjusting the goniometer at the Rossendorf Beamline (ROBL) in Grenoble. ©Copyright: Denis Morel

Rossendorf Beamline ROBL 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.
Foto: Mitarbeiter von der Forschungstechnik an LIMMCAST ©Copyright: HZDR/Jeibmann

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.
Foto: water-cooled Racks inside the data center ©Copyright: Tom Wawerek

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.
Foto: Referenzbild ©Copyright: HZDR-Bibo


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.

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ELBE – Cen­ter for High-Power Radiation Sources

Prof. Peter Michel(2)
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3259, 2607


Prof. Ulrich Schramm(3)
Tel.: +49 351 260 - 247

Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Prof. Joachim Wosnitza(4)
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3524

Ion Beam Center

Dr. Johannes von Borany(5)
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3378

PET Center

Prof. Jörg van den Hoff(6)
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2621


Prof. Uwe Hampel(7)
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2772

Rossendorf Beamline at ESRF

Dr. habil. Andreas Scheinost(8)
Phone: +33 476 88 2462

Research Technology

Prof. Peter Kaever(9)
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3443

Information Services and Computing

Dr. Uwe Konrad(10)
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3264, 3317


Edith Reschke(11)
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3364

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Prof. Dr. Peter Michel
Phone: +49 351 260 3259
Fax: +49 351 260 13259, +49 351 260 3690

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schramm
Director Institute for Radiation Physics and Head Laser Particle Acceleration Division
Phone: +49 351 260 2471
Fax: +49 351 260 12471

Prof. Dr. Joachim Wosnitza
Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Phone: +49 351 260 3524

Dr. Johannes von Borany
Head of Ion Beam Center
Phone: +49 351 260 3378
Fax: +49 351 260 13378

Prof. Dr. Jörg van den Hoff
Department Head
Positron Emission Tomography
Phone: +49 351 260 2621, +49 351 4585068
Fax: +49 351 260 12621

Prof. Dr. Uwe Hampel
Phone: +49 351 260 2772
Fax: +49 351 260 12772, +49 351 260 2383

Prof. Dr. Peter Kaever
Phone: +49 351 260 3443
Fax: +49 351 260 13443

Dr. Uwe Konrad
Head of the department Information Services and Computing
Information Services and Computing
Phone: +49 351 260 3264, +49 351 260 3317
Fax: +49 351 260 13264, +49 351 260 2048

Edith Reschke
Head Library
Phone: +49 351 260 3364
Fax: +49 351 260 13364, +49 351 260 3399

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