How do matter and materials behave under the influence of strong fields and in smallest dimensions?
A particular strength of the Helmholtz Association that is especially taken benefit of in the research sector matter: the operation and the use of large-scale and complex research infrastructures. The HZDR scientists use high magnetic fields or intense beams to research fundamental phenomena, on the one hand; and, on the other hand, to better understand and systematically influence materials with great potential for future technologies. For this research three large scale infrastructures are available for HZDR scientists and external users: the Center for High-Power Radiation Sources – ELBE, the High Magnetic Field Laboratory Dresden and the Ion Beam Center. This will create the prerequisites for innovative products and solutions to be used in industry and will help maintain our standard of living also in the future.