Institut für Röntgenphysik
The Institut für Röntgenphysik (IRP; English: Institute for X-ray Physics) is dedicated to biophysical research and the development and application of modern x-ray scattering and imaging methods to complex fluids and biomolecular matter.
The main research tools are x-ray diffraction, coherent x-ray imaging, x-ray waveguide optics and holography, x-ray microscopy, various light microscopy methods (fluorescence, confocal, phase contrast, differential interference contrast), microfluidics and microstructuring. Experiments are carried out both in-house and at national and international synchroton radiation sources and neutron reactors.
Research Topics and Groups
Salditt Group "Structure of Biomolecular Assemblies and X-ray Physics"
The research aims of Prof. Dr. Tim Salditt's group are directed at the structure, dynamics, assembly and interaction of biological macromolecules in biomimetic lipid bilayer systems and biomaterials. Novel opportunities in structural research are provided by recent progress in x-ray focusing. read more
Köster Group "Cellular Biophysics"
The research group of Prof. Dr. Sarah Köster is dedicated to nanoscale imaging of cellular dynamics, by combining close-to-physiological sample environments and in situ imaging see research pages of the Köster group. read more
Techert Group "Structural Dynamics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy"
The professorship for structural dynamics and ultra-fast spectroscopy of Prof. Dr. Simone Techert is installed as a bridge research department between the Deutsche Elektronensynchrotron DESY and the Institut für Röntgenphysik at Göttingen University. read more