Third-Party Funded Projects
Supported through the Helmholtz Association’s Initiative and Networking Fund as a “Strategic future field of research”:
Plasma accelerator research project
Building on the matter and “Matter and Technologies” programme, the research project “Plasma accelerators” will focus the expertise of leading Helmholtz Centers, and strengthen the topic “Accelerator Research and Development.”
Funding period: 2017 through 2019
Supported through the Helmholtz Association’s Initiative and Networking Fund:
Promoting strategic partnerships
The establishment and strengthening of sustainable partnerships between the Helmholtz Association’s Centers and universities is a core issue of the Initiative and Networking Fund.
Funding period: 2016 through 2017
Supported by the Federal State of Thuringia with funds from the European Regional Development Fund:
Two devices for the HI Jena research infrastructure
The Helmholtz Institute Jena receives support for the acquisition of a high-power laser system (2016 FGI 0015, “Coherent High-Flux XUV Source”), and a liquid helium cryostat for an ultra-low-temperature detector (2016 FGI 0017 and 2016 FGI 0037, “Compact high-resolution micro-calorimeter for broadband spectroscopy of XUV and X-ray radiation”).
Funding period: 02/17/2017 through 01/14/2020
Supported by the Federal State of Thuringia with funds from the European Social Fund:
XUV technologies and methods for nanometer-resolution imaging
In a collaboration of four working groups from the Helmholtz Institute Jena and the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, a joint research group (2015 FGR 0094, “XUV Technologies and Methods for nanometer-resolution imaging”) strives to bring two imaging methods – Coherent Diffraction Imaging (CDI) and XUV Coherence Tomography (XCT) – to deployability, with the ultimate aim of merging them into a combined method for cross-section imaging with three-dimensional, nanometer resolution. Furthermore, these methods will be complemented by tailored laser-based XUV sources and cryogenic detectors, allowing healthcare and industry laboratories, as well as research institutes and universities, to harness this novel imaging technology without requiring access to large-scale facilities such as synchrotrons.
Funding period: 05/01/2016 through 04/30/2019