SCU20Technology transfer success story

Superconducting magnet systems, a wiggler and an undulator (SCU) produce first light at the newest addition, the HEX beamline, to the NSLS-II (3 GeV electron storage ring at Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA) and at the new BioSAXS beamline at The Australian Synchrotron. The quality assurance was performed by mobile, KIT-built measurement systems on-site by IBPT personnel. The commercially available SCU technology has been developed by KIT IBPT and Bilfinger Noell GmbH. News: "First Light at HEX",  "First Light at ANSTO BioSAXS".


Wiestler_IBPTHelmholtz President Professor Wiestler visited IBPT

On November 24, 2022, together with KIT President Holger Hanselka, Otmar Wiestler, President of the Helmholtz Association, informed himself about research with and at energy-responsible accelerators.

MWK_PreisState Research Prize Awarded to Anke-Susanne Müller

With her team, Professor Müller is making groundbreaking contributions to making
particle accelerators more stable, compact, and energy-efficient.

Logo_Euro_LabsIBPT is part of EU project EURO-LABS

IBPT is a beneficiary of the 4-year European project EURO-LABS, providing transnational access to the KIT-based accelerators, which was kicked off in October 2022.

MelchiorProf. Frauke Melchior visited KARA

On October 21st, Professor Dr. Frauke Melchior, member of the Board of Directors at Forschungszentrum Jülich, visited KARA and FLUTE.

CAT-ACTSustainable kerosene: Accelerating production on an industrial scale

IKFT and its international partners develop tailor-made catalysts for the use of renewable energy sources, among others at the CAT-ACT beamline at the KIT Light Source.


On October 2022 the Nuclear Waste Management Commission (ESK), newly appointed by the BMUV, held its constituent meeting at KIT, at the IBPT.
The ESK members informed themselves about the possibilities of using synchrotron radiation in the context of KIT research on nuclear waste disposal.

GenzelNobel Laureate, Prof. Reinhard Genzel visited THz research at IBPT

Before the award ceremony to receive the Heinrich Hertz Guest Professorship 2022 on October 5th, Nobel Laureate, Professor Dr. Reinhard Genzel, visited the research activities in the terahertz frequency region at KARA and FLUTE.

Maustag_IBPTTüröffnertag mit IBPT und IPS

Zum dritten Mal haben sich IBPT und IPS an der bundesweiten Aktion Türen auf mit der Maus am 03. Oktober aktiv mitbeteiligt und
unter diesjährigem Motto „Spannende Verbindungen“ Kinder mit zahlreichen Experimenten wieder aufs Neue begeistert.

IBPTAfternoon Science 2022 in Triangel, designed by IBPT, IPS and TKK

On July 27 and July 30, our researchers entertained and informed Karlsruhe citizens, providing insight into current research highlights and future projects. The visitors enjoyed a diverse program, with short lectures, exhibits, videos, and hands-on experiments.

KITTENGroße Beschleunigeranlagen energieeffizient und nachhaltig gestalten

Beschleuniger sind Schlüsselinstrumente der Forschung. Konzepte und Komponenten, die solche Beschleunigeranlagen künftig nicht nur leistungsfähiger, sondern zugleich möglichst energieeffizient und nachhaltig machen, erforscht das Energy Lab 2.0 und die Beschleuniger Test Facility KARA im neuen Testfeld KITTEN. Die Einweihung des Testfelds war am 21. Juli 2022 im Triangel und am IBPT.