The European XFEL is located mainly in underground tunnels which can be accessed at three different sites. The 3.4 km-long facility runs from the DESY campus in Hamburg to the town of Schenefeld in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany). At the research campus in Schenefeld, teams of scientists from all over the world carry out experiments using X-ray flashes. To construct and operate the European XFEL, international partners agreed on the foundation of an independent research organization – the European XFEL GmbH. At present, 12 countries are participating in the project: Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The European XFEL GmbH cooperates closely with the research center DESY and other organizations worldwide. Construction started in early 2009; user operation began in September 2017.
The European XFEL generates ultrashort X-ray flashes—27 000 times per second and with a brilliance that is a billion times higher than that of the best conventional X-ray radiation sources
The world's largest X-ray laser is opening up completely new research opportunities for scientists and industrial users.
Currently, six instruments are operating and accepting proposals for beamtime allocation.
European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH
Finance Holzkoppel 4 22869
TEL. +49 (0) 40 8998 -6948 / -6767 / -6733
FAX +49 (0) 40 8994 -6777
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
7th Call for Proposals for User Experiments at the European XFEL
The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility encourages the scientific community worldwide to submit proposals for User Experiments via the User Portal to the European XFEL (UPEX) until Wednesday 16 December 2020 16:00 (local Hamburg/Schenefeld time – Central European Time CET)