DESY NanoLab


  • Andreas Stierle Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
  • Thomas F. Keller Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
  • Heshmat Noei Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
  • Vedran Vonk Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
  • Ralf Roehlsberger Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)



The DESY NanoLab is a facility providing access to nano-characterization, nano-structuring and nano-synthesis techniques which are complementary to the advanced X-ray techniques available at DESY’s light sources. It comprises state-of-the art scanning probe microscopy and focused ion beam manufacturing, as well as surface sensitive spectroscopy techniques for chemical analysis. Specialized laboratory x-ray diffraction setups are available for a successful sample pre-characterization before the precious synchrotron beamtimes. Future upgrades will include as well characterization of magnetic properties.


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Cite article as: Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY). (2016). DESY NanoLab. Journal of large-scale research facilities,2, A76.