Materials discovery at BESSY
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Hahn-Meitner Platz 1, 14109, Berlin, Germany
Accepted: 5 April 2023
Published online: 21 April 2023
The BESSY II synchrotron radiation source at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) is an internationally leading facility playing to its strengths in the UV and soft X-ray regime, with the mission to enlight and enable materials discovery, develop solutions and answers to the societal challenges of this century, like Energy, Information and Health, and enable research and innovation along the entire value chain. To maintain BESSY II competitive while bridging to its successor source BESSY III, HZB is currently developing an ambitious strategic upgrade program of the facility which includes maintenance and modernization measures as well as the provision of new research opportunities with the focus on new operando capabilities for energy research and technology development. On the longer term, the 4th generation source BESSY III is needed to meet the requirements of the mission-oriented scientific focus fields Catalysis, Energy, Quantum and Information and Life Sciences as well as Metrology for Innovation.
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