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Laboratory for applications of synchrotron radiation

Postal address:
KIT Campus South
Kaiserstr. 12
D-76131 Karlsruhe

Geb. 30.45 (6. OG)
Engesser Straße 15
D-76131 Karlsruhe

(+49) 721 / 608-28535
(+49) 721 / 608-43320
(+49) 721 / 608-47264
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Tilo Baumbach
Director of LAS

Prof. Dr. Tilo Baumbach

Anke-Susanne Müller LAS
Professor for Accelerator Physics

Prof. Dr. Anke-Susanne Müller

Vorlesungsbeginn im SoSe 2016


Welcome to the Laboratory for Applications of Synchrotron Radiation (LAS) at KIT

The Laboratory for Applications of Synchrotron Radiation (LAS) (German: Laboratorium für Applikationen der Synchrotronstrahlung) develops technologies and methods for the investigation of structural and functional relationships in biological systems, condensed matter and functional materials, using synchrotron radiation.


Key areas of research and development activities at LAS are:

Our research projects also involve active collaboration partners  from within Europe and further afield.

In addition LAS promotes the education and training of students and young scientists by offering lecture courses, tutorials, practicals and thesis projects in those areas of materials research and synchrotron technology pursued within the Laboratory.

The Laboratory is based at the south campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology but is extensively involved in the development and use of the synchrotron radiation source ANKA at KIT north-campus. It is also a major user of other synchrotron radiation sources worldwide, for example the ESRF, DESY, ALS and APS.



A new Phenomenon in an old Material: Giant Spin-Phonon Interaction Unveiled in EuO

Comprehensive studies of lattice dynamics in the ferromagnetic semiconductor EuO have been performed by a combination of inelastic x-ray scattering, nuclear inelastic scattering, and ab initio calculations.
The results indicate a giant spin-phonon interaction in EuO

May, 2016

X-raying of Fossil Beetles

Scientists discovered well-preserved three-dimensional anatomy in 30-million-year old mineralized beetles at ANKA’s TOPO-TOMO beamline.

February, 2016