Looking into Matter: FLUTE Linear Accelerator Inaugurated

  • Date: July 2017
  • At FLUTE, KIT studies technologies for tomorrow's accelerators and applications of terahertz radiation in research, industry, and medicine. See the KIT press release for details.

M. Breig, KIT
(l. to r.) Dr. H.-H. Braun, PSI, Prof. Dr. H. Dosch, Chairman of DESY Board of Directors, Prof. Dr. A.-S. Müller, Director IBPT, Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. Hanselka, President of KIT, and Prof. Dr. O. Kraft, Vice President Research of KIT (Photo: M. Breig, KIT)

In materials research, chemistry, biology and medicine, chemical bonds, and especially their dynamics, determine the properties of materials. The bonds can be precisely investigated with terahertz radiation and short pulses. The FLUTE accelerator at the KIT will develop novel accelerator technologies for compact and powerful terahertz sources as efficient tools for research and application. On Thursday 13th July, FLUTE was officially inaugurated during a ceremony at the Institute for Beam Physics and Technology (IBPT).