Offering access to unique research facilities and new technologies
developed at MBI by efficient use of dedicated laser systems and
The infrastructure project 4.2 comprises access activities for
internal and external user to some unique facilities at MBI. Whereas
the High Field Laboratory (HFL) and
the Femtosecond Application Laboratories
(FAL) are mainly devoted to users from science, the Berlin
Laboratory for innovative X-ray technologies (BLIX) is a special
laboratory operated together with the TU Berlin to support the transfer
of methods and technologies developed at MBI in the field of x-ray
science to industry.
The offered access laboratories are a part of the Laserlab-Europe
activity established in 1996.
Within Laserlab-Europe MBI offers access to its application laboratories to scientists on a transnational basis, i.e. scientists who work in countries other than Germany. Access is granted on the basis of scientific excellence of the proposal, reviewed by an external and independent Selection Panel. Access is provided free of charge, including travel and accommodation. More information and guidelines for the preparation of proposals can be found on the Laserlab-Europe web page. Since the beginning
of its Transnational Access activities, MBI has provided more than
2000 days of access to European users coming from more than 20 different countries
(see graph below).
EU user statistics for the MBI application laboratories
- some selected highlights are included in the description of
the facilities. In general scientific results belong to the project