Helmholtz International Beamline for Extreme Fields at the European XFEL
The objective of the Helmholtz International Beamline for Extreme Fields (HIBEF) user consortium is to contribute and operate different experimental setups at the High Energy Density (HED) beamline of the European XFEL (with worldwide unique ultrashort and extremely bright X-ray flashes). It is organized as an international user consortium to ensure scientific and technical excellence of the provided equipment which will serve the whole scientific community. The field of interest, high energy density science, includes plasma physics, planetary science, high pressure and strong field physics, magnetism and correlated electron systems as well as material dynamics.
Relativistic Laser Plasma Physics
Dynamic Materials Research
High-Pressure Astro- and Planetary Physics
Magnetic Phenomena in Condensed Matter
HIBEF Laser Systems
The HiBEF user consortium contributes and will operate at the HED station two high power, state-of-the-art optical lasers. When irradiated onto matter these lasers will generate transient extreme states of density and temperatures.
HIBEF User Consortium
The user consortium consists of over 80 groups from more than 60 institutes across 16 countries. It includes more than 350 scientists and more than 300 PhD students.