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PTB Laboratory at BESSY II

Since 1999, the Opens internal link in current windowPhysikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany’s national metrology institute, utilizes synchrotron radiation at the storage ring BESSY II in Berlin-Adlershof, continuing the work which started already at the former BESSY I storage ring which has been closed at the end of 1999. The PTB laboratory developed into an European center for metrology with synchrotron radiation, used by collaboration partners worldwide.

The PTB departments Opens internal link in current window7.1 and Opens internal link in current window7.2 operate a laboratory at BESSY II with currently five experimental stations. There, PTB offers a broad spectrum of services and calibrations with radiation from the UV to the X-ray range, reaching from routine measurements to powerful metrological system designs in cooperation with partners from industry and research.

The measurement capabilities are significantly extended by the Metrology Light Source.