X-rays offer unique possibilities for advanced materials research, ranging from investigating industrial-style fabrication processes, including coating and roll-to-roll, to material testing under real conditions (e.g. batteries, catalysts, deformation). The material classes include polymeric
devices, catalysts, functional coatings and hybrid materials. Thus, DESY - being one of the world’s leading accelerator centers - offers industrial companies fast and easy access to a world-wide unique combination of analytical and research facilities like experiments at synchrotron
radiation source PETRA III, free electron laser FLASH, cooperation in R&D, access to mechanical- and electronic workshops, cryogenics expertise etc. DESY NanoLab offers insight in structures and materials, surfaces and processes on micro- und nanoscale basis. Beside free of costs
feasibility-studies, DESY offers access to funding pools (Sine2020, Baltic TRAM, Calypso+) and the possibility of long-term collaborations.