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KARA - Electron Beam Status Display
Electron Beam Status Display
Electron Storage Ring Status
Prof. Dr. A.-S. Müller presenting super accelerators of the future
Future Super Accelerators
Machines for research and society
Prof. Dr. A.-S. Müller
KIT in City Hall outreach
(video 21 min, in German)

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Welcome to the Institute for Beam Physics and Technology (IBPT)

Karlsruhe Research Accelerator (KARA)

At Campus North at KIT a 110-m 2.5-GeV electron storage ring is located with a 53-MeV microtron and 500-MeV booster. For details on energy, injection, lifetime, and beam current see current and past Electron Beam Status of the storage ring. Learn more ...

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Ferninfrarot Linac- und Test-Experiment (FLUTE)

Artist’s view of electrons between focusing quadrupole magnets in the test facility FLUTE (Ferninfrarot Linac- und Test-Experiment). Learn more ...

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Superconducting undulator: SCU15

First full-length 1.5-m long superconducting undulator successfully operated in the accelerator complex at KIT. SCU15 reaches higher peak magnetic fields than permanent magnet undulators with the same geometry. Learn more ...

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Laser laboratory and cleanroom

Students and Scientists in the fully operational cleanroom and laser laboratory of the test facility FLUTE (Ferninfrarot Linac- und Test-Experiment). Learn more ...

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The Institute

The Institute for Beam Physics and Technology (IBPT, affiliation in German: Institut für Beschleunigerphysik und Technologie) was founded on January 1st in 2016.

News / Highlights / Publications / Events

Logo - Der Türöffner-Tag - Die Sendung mit der Maus - WDR
TÜREN AUF - "Die Maus"
A journey into the world of particle accelerators and their applications with many exciting and "tasty" experiments to watch and participate in! IPS and IBPT contributed to the unique open day "Maus Türöffner-Tag", which allows children to explore exciting places.
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funds KIT accelerator research with around three million euros. Photo: Nicole Hiller, KIT
Accelerator Technology of Tomorrow

Accelerator Research at KIT supported with 3 million euros in “Erforschung von Universum und Materie". About 200 experts in physics, computer science, electrical and chemical engineering collaborate on the Accelerator Technology Platform at KIT.

 CERN Director-General Dr. Fabiola Gianotti and KIT President Professor Holger Hanselka in Geneva. Photo: Maximilien Brice
KIT and CERN Expand Collaboration

"Declaration of Intent" signed by CERN Director-General Dr. F. Gianotti and KIT President Prof. H. Hanselka in the field of advanced accelerator technologies.

Chinese delegation from the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF) visits KARA and INE. Photo: Jörg Rothe, KIT INE.
Chinese delegation from SSRF visits KARA and INE

The delegation was led by Prof. Yuying Huang from Shanghai Advanced Research Institute and SSRF.

M. Brosi from IBPT with Nobel Laureates in Physics, Carlo Rubbia and William Phillips at Lindau
Meeting with Nobel Laureates

M. Brosi of IBPT was selected by the Helmholtz Association to join the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting and meets two Nobel Laureates of physics, Carlo Rubbia and William Phillips close-up.

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Poster: HERCULES European School
HERCULES European School Students at KIT in Karlsruhe

One-week course as one of the Large Facilities' visits in the HERCULES European School at the KIT Synchrotron and Light Source, its accelerator KARA, and FLUTE.

EuroCircol Event Particle Collider Innovation live stream
The largest machine of the world - IBPT hosts web cast

EuroCirCol project meeting: At KARA, prototypes of the first 2 meters of the 100-km Future Circular Collider are successfully tested.

KIT Accelerator Technology
KIT Accelerator Technology

Enjoy 6-minutes video - filmed on Feb 19th, 2019, produced by IBPT for the American Physical Society (APS) spring meeting.

6-min video
Years of Radionuclide Research at KIT Synchrotron Light Source

Geosciences special: “The Development and Use of Synchrotron Radiation Techniques for the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes” (open access).

ARIES - Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society - logo
KIT hosted "Beam Tests and Commissioning of Low Emittance Storage Rings"

ARIES workshop, hosted by IBPT, on preparation procedures, components and commissioning tests necessary for low-emittance rings.

Prof. Dr. Anke-Susanne Müller presenting Super Accelerators, KIT IBPT
KIT in City Hall - Future Super Accelerators
Machines for research and society, Prof. Dr. A.-S. Müller (presentation in German)
view 21-min video
Ultracompact accelerators for science and medical research
Accelerators for Science and Medical Research

Helmholtz Association sponsors ATHENA. KIT receives 4.5 million euros for the development of novel, compact particle accelerators and technologies.

FCC EuroCirCol vacuum system for proton beam
KIT IBPT hosted 4th EuroCirCol meeting

FCC H2020 project EuroCirCol: design study for energy-frontier 100-TeV circular hadron collider. KARA at the KIT synchrotron is an ideal choice for testing beam pipe prototypes, the first 2 meters of the 100-km collider. 

Brilliant light of the first commercially available superconducting undulator
Brilliant light of the first commercially available superconducting undulator

Cover of Synchrotron Radiation News (SRN) features the new full-scale, first in-series produced superconducting undulator installed in the electron storage ring KARA at the KIT light source.

FLUTE featured in lookKIT (issue #01/2018)
FLUTE featured in lookKIT

Insight into Matter
KIT uses FLUTE to study technologies for tomorrow’s compact accelerators.

KIT hosts KfB-Perspektiven-Workshop "Strahlungsquellen"
KIT hosts KfB-Workshop »Radiation Sources«

Long-term perspectives for accelerator physics and technology - special focus on photon, neutron and ion sources development.

News - KIT - industry collaboration with Bilfinger Noell GmbH - SCU20
Superconducting Undulator Reached Product Status

First in-series produced superconducting undulator - successful installation at KIT.

KIT press release FLUTE inauguration photo button
Looking into Matter: FLUTE Accelerator Inaugurated

KIT studies technologies for tomorrow's accelerators and applications in research, industry, and medicine.

FLUTE inauguration Image
Compact accelerators: looking into matter with terahertz light

FLUTE inauguration. See the movie of FLUTE's working principle and read more.

KIT-IBPT researchers show frequency comb tuning at accelerator-based light-sources enabling applications from the terahertz to the X-ray region.
Frequency-comb tuning in a Synchrotron Paves the Way to Novel Applications

KARA tuning enable new applications for light sources from THz to X-ray region.

Research team including scientists from IBPT presents a new approach to generating pressures of up to a Terapascal.
Materials Research at Ultra-high Pressures

New approach to generate pressures of up to a Terapascal - presented by research team incl. IBPT scientists.

"I think the book will contribute a lot to the education and research of such fields in China," Feng Liu from the translation team says.
"Terahertz Techniques" in Chinese: 太赫兹技术

"The book will contribute a lot to the education and research of such fields in China," Feng Liu says.