Karlsruhe Research Accelerator

The Karlsruhe Research Accelerator (in short KARA) is an electron storage ring and 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.

The electron storage ring is part of the Test Facility and Synchrotron Radiation Source at KIT.

The following images show the outside of the hall (on the left) containing the accelerator (on the right: view from the visitor's bridge inside the hall), operated by the Institute for Beam Physics and Technology (IBPT), and a variety of beam lines and laboratories (not shown here) operated by our partner Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation (IPS) and Cooperative Research Groups (CRG) at the Institute for Biological Interfaces (IBG), Institute for Solid State Physics (IFP), Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT), Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE), Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT) / Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry (ITCP), and Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (MPIfF).

KIT synchrotron and light source - outside view      KIT synchrotron and light source