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Research Infrastructures

At Forschungszentrum Jülich, scientists have access to state-of-the-art instruments and large-scale facilities. Some of these, such as the supercomputers or the neutron scattering instruments, are used by teams of scientists from all over the world – experts at Jülich provide them with professional advice and support. Some of the infrastructures listed are scientific institututes of Forschungszentrum Jülich.

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Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons

The Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) is a centre of excellence for atomic resolution electron microscopy and spectroscopy at the highest international level.

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Helmholtz Nano Facility (HNF)

The HNF is a cleanroom facility with 1000 square metres of cleanroom class ISO 1-3 space. Its scientists offer expert knowledge, and the facility provides resources for the production, synthesis, characterisation and integration of nanoscale structures, devices and circuits.

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Imaging Core Facility (ICF)

A wide range of imaging techniques at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM) are brought together in the Imaging Core Facility (ICF). These include various top-class instruments that provide insights into the brain.

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Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS)

The JCNS develops, builds and operates instruments for the international research community at flagship neutron sources within Germany, in Europe and worldwide.

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Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre provides high-end computing capacity to scientists at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, universities and research institutions within Germany and in Europe, as well as industry.

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Jülich Technology Platform for Plant Phenotyping (JPPC)

The Jülich Technology Platform for Plant Phenotyping at Forschungszentrum Jülich houses an outstanding portfolio of non-invasive and automated processes for measuring plant properties above and below ground under (semi-)controlled and field conditions. This makes IBG-2 one of the world’s leading centres of excellence in the field of plant phenotyping.

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JuStruct: Jülich Centre for Structural Biology

The Jülich Centre for Structural Biology — JuStruct — provides a user platform for atomic structural resolution of neurobiologically and medically relevant proteins. With the infrastructure and expertise available, JuStruct represents a globally unique centre in the field of structural biology.

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Jülich Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (JSRL)

Jülich offers expertise in the use of photon sources for material characterisation. The Jülich Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (JSRL) provides access to highly advanced photon-based spectroscopy and microscopy techniques. More: Jülich Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (JSRL) …
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Cooler synchrotron (COSY)

The COSY cooler synchrotron at the Forschungszentrum Jülich Institute of Nuclear Physics provides proton and deuteron beams with a magnetic rigidity of between one and 11 Tm, and is available for in-house and external experiments for basic research purposes. The particle beams can be cooled as required to increase the beam quality. Individual polarisation states may also be implemented.

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The SAPHIR atmospheric simulation chamber enables reproducible investigations into precisely defined atmospheric-chemical mechanisms. This makes it possible to reconstruct and investigate processes at play in the atmosphere.



Biomolecular NMR Centre

In conjunction with the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, the Forschungszentrum runs a research platform for biomolecular ultra-high field spectroscopy. The Biomolecular NMR Centre brings together a range of top-level NMRs, including a 900 Mhz NRM spectrometer.

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Membrane Centre

With an area of approximately 1550 square metres, the Membrane Centre comprises a modern, closely distributed research infrastructure for the development of membrane systems.

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Helmholtz Energy Materials Characterization Platform (HEMCP)

The Helmholtz Energy Materials Characterization Platform (HEMCP) is a research infrastructure supported by the Helmholtz Association. More: Helmholtz Energy Materials Characterization Platform (HEMCP) …
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Jülich Multi-Method Platform

The scientific methods and instruments operated and developed in Forschungszentrum Jülich reflect its broad scientific spectrum and interdisciplinary approach.

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SuFIDA Helmholtz Innovation Lab

SuFIDA Helmholtz Innovation Lab

The SuFIDA Helmholtz Innovation Lab is a technical platform that helps to better detect diseases that are difficult to diagnose. SuFIDA (Disruptive Digital Diagnostics) can count individual so-called marker molecules and thus enables a more precise diagnosis. The Innovation Lab develops standardised detection methods (assays) and has pipetting robots and automated "high content" microscopes.

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