Institut für Röntgenphysik

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"

lunge_3d_salditt 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 "Nanoscale Imaging of Cellular Dynamics"

IRP_startseite_zelle_koester 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"

startseite_techert 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, the Institut für Röntgenphysik at Göttingen University and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry at the Göttingen Research Campus side. read more