Scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich have access to extensive, highly specialised research infrastructures. Facilities such as the Helmholtz Nano Facility (HNF), the Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons (ER-C) or the Jülich Centre for Neutron Sciences (JCNS) complement each other and, as world-class infrastructures, are also available to external researchers.
Whether electron microscopes, supercomputers or neutron scattering instruments – methods and instruments are developed, set up and operated as user facilities in close cooperation with partners from science and industry.
individual user projects in 2018
The Ernst Ruska-Center (ER-C) is a competence centre for atomic-resolution electron microscopy and spectroscopy at the highest international level. The ER-C houses some of the world’s most advanced electron microscopes and tools for nanocharacterisation.
at the electron microscopic instruments of ER-C
|Service and maintenance||356|
publications in peer review journals from the projects running on the HPC systems at JSC
The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) provides scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich, at universities and research institutions in Germany and Europe as well as in the industry with computing capacity of the highest performance class and supports them in using it.
The supercomputer JUWELS – which is one of the fastest computers in the world – has enormous computing power. The system currently achieves a theoretical peak performance of up to 12 petaflops (12 trillion arithmetic operations per second).
in per cent, 2018 1)
The Jülich Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (JSRL) provides access to advanced photon-based spectroscopy and microscopy techniques. For this purpose, the JSRL operates dedicated instruments and beamlines at various synchrotron radiation facilities. It provides the framework and expertise for developing new beamlines and experimental concepts and partners with synchrotron laboratories all over the world.
Use in 2018
|Instrumentations||In-house research||External groups|
|BESSY (Berlin) 1)||100%||0%|
|Elettra (Trieste) 2)||33%||67%|
The Helmholtz Nano Facility (HNF) is a cleanroom facility with 1,000 m² of cleanroom class ISO 1-3 space. It provides access to expertise and resources in the production, synthesis, characterisation and integration of nanoscale structures, devices and circuits.
As of: 31.12.2018
|Total usage time of all devices in hours||43.408|
As of: 31.12.2018
The Multi Method Platform makes it possible to combine different techniques when researching a scientific problem, for example the know-how in simulation and data sciences with analytical methods. In particular, the aim is to simplify the appropriate combination of different methods for scientific analyses.
The Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) operates instruments for research with neutrons at top sources in Germany, Europe and worldwide: at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching, at the high flux reactor of ILL in Grenoble, and at the first MW spallation neutron source SNS in Oak Ridge, USA.
Days, rounded, in 2018
PHOTOS: Forschungszentrum Jülich/Sascha Kreklau