A German-Swedish research collaboration

The Röntgen-Ångström Cluster (RÅC) is a Swedish-German research collaboration in the fields of materials science and structural biology that aims to strengthen research at synchrotron and neutron radiation sources. Enabled by an agreement between the Swedish and German governments in 2009, the RÅC helps initiating and developing cooperative projects between research groups from Germany and Sweden in the above-named fields. Several large-scale facilities from both countries are included in the cluster:

Photon sources
• PETRA III and FLASH at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg
• BESSY II at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie HZB, Berlin
• European XFEL, Hamburg (under construction)
• MAX IV Laboratory, Lund (under construction)

Neutron sources
• BER II at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie HZB, Berlin
• FRM II at the Technische Universität München
• HFR at the Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble
• European Spallation Source ESS, Lund (under construction)

These institutes offer outstanding research possibilities to scientists exploring condensed matter in materials science as well as structural biology. The RÅC and its related calls for applications are handled by the Swedish Research Council and, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the project executing organisation Projektträger DESY.

NEWS

RACIRI Summer School in August 2019

The 2019 RACIRI Summer School will be held from August 4 - 11, 2019 in Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad area, Russia. The call for application is open and the deadline for the German Call is 10th of May 2019.

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MATRAC 1 School in September 2018

The next MATRAC 1 School will be held from September 2 to 7 2018 in Lauenburg (near Hamburg) and Hamburg.

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