Facilities operated by the Photon Science Division (PSD)

The Swiss Hard X-ray Free Electron Laser (SwissFEL) is a new generation of light source offering novel experimental capabilities in diverse areas of science by providing very intense and tightly focused beams of x-rays. This novel technology holds exceptional promises for diverse areas of scientific research.

Swiss Hard X-ray Free Electron Laser (SwissFEL) provides unprecedented insights into structures as small as an atom and into phenomena as fast as the vibrations of molecular bonds. It also reveals the secrets behind the inner complexity of technologically relevant materials.
For further information go to Swiss Hard X-ray Free Electron Laser (SwissFEL)

Swiss Light Source (SLS)

The Swiss Light Source (SLS) at the Paul Scherrer Institut is a third-generation synchrotron light source, which offers quality (high brightness), flexibility (wide wavelength spectrum) and stability (very stable temperature conditions) for the primary electron beam and the secondary photon beams.

Main component of the SLS is the 2.4 GeV electron storage ring of 288 m circumference. It provides photon beams of high brightness for research in materials science, biology and chemistry. The SLS has, since June 2009, eighteen experimental stations (undulators and bending magnets) and sixteen operational beamlines. There are three protein crystallography beam-lines, two of which are partially funded by associations with Swiss pharmaceutical companies including Novartis, Roche, Actelion, Boehringer Ingelheim and Proteros.
For further information go to Swiss Light Source (SLS)

LNQ cleanroom

LNQ is operating two cleanroom labs, which are situated in the building ODRA located on the east side of PSI.

The nanotechnology cleanroom is a 170 m2 net clean area (hybrid class 10/class 1000), professionally designed and equipped state-of-the-art cleanroom lab.
The „processing lab" is a semi-cleanroom of ca. 150 m2 with laminar flow boxes in the critical areas and a class 10’000 environment elsewhere. 

For further information go to Cleanroom Laboratories