German Engineering Materials Science Centre GEMS
The German Engineering Materials Science Centre, GEMS is a central user access platform, where the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon provides a worldwide unique infrastructure for complementary research with photons and neutrons. Instruments using synchrotron radiation are operated at the outstation at DESY in Hamburg and instruments using neutrons are located at the outstation at the FRM II in Garching near Munich.
The MATRAC Schools provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials. Students and young scientists from research and industry from all of Europe interested in this field are welcome to participate. more