On May 18-20, 2019, the physicists from the International Research Centre of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University conducted several experiments with phase-contrast microscopy in Hamburg. They used the world’s biggest synchrotron PETRA III @ DESY.

The main goal of the experiments is to create an advanced infrastructure of scientific studies and innovative activities, including the development of a unique network of Megascience facilities.

The researchers from IKBFU worked in collaboration with their colleagues from EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory).

They have used the optical equipment, which helped them to control the hard x-rays without changing the path of beams. This equipment allowed the scientists to use the method of high-resolution phase-contrast microscopy. Now the researchers can study the inner structure of samples without destroying them. 

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