Test Facilities

IBPT operates Test Facilites in the field of Beam Physics and Accelerator Technology to establish KIT as a leading accelerator and detector technology lab.

Karlsruhe Research Accelerator (KARA)

KARA in KIT synchrotron in the hall KARA, a 110-m 2.5-GeV electron storage ring, serves as a platform for development and testing of new beam and acceleration technologies, pooling research of new accelerator concepts and development of new detectors. Learn more.
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Test facility KARA - Karlsruhe Research Accelerator

Ferninfrarot Linac- und Test-Experiment (FLUTE)

FLUTE FLUTE, a far-infrared linac and test experiment, serves as an accelerator test facility for a variety of accelerator physics studies, also providing coherent radiation in ultra-short, very intense, light pulses spanning the terahertz and far-infrared spectral range and beyond. Learn more.

Magnet Characterization Facilities (MCF)

Superconducting magnets MCF hosts test stands such as CASPER I, CASPER II and the laboratory LASMagLab for superconducting (sc), normal conducting and permanent magnet systems, prototype coils, superconducting undulators (SCU) and transverse-gradient undulators (scTGU). New superconducting materials, wires, winding schemes and field correction techniques are also explored. Learn more.