Accelerator: Matter and Technologies (MaT)

In the MaT programme, the Helmholtz Association is pooling its expertise in the areas of accelerator and detector development and laying the foundation for continuing and new development of large-scale equipment, while constantly pushing the envelope on innovation in different areas of application. HZB's focus is on accelerator technology and on developing new designs that can be used to accelerate electrons so they radiate electromagnetically, producing high-intensity light. This light can be extracted in the form of short or long pulses. In addition, HZB experts are hard at work building a prototype energy recovery linear accelerator (bERLinPro) to produce a brilliant electron beam for various applications, including light sources and electron coolers.