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Some of the world’s leading research institutes are using our cameras at their beamlines. Read about their research success stories.

X-ray scattering


Different looks, different responses

Observing the shape of palladium nanoparticles during redox cycles

Read how Simon Chung and colleagues investigated the shape and strain of palladium nanoparticles using a LAMBDA 750k camera.

It’s all a matter of timing

A new method for the temporal gating of X-ray pulses

Learn how the team around Peter Gaal found a way to control the time structure of the X-ray pulses at PETRA III (DESY, Germany), using a LAMBDA 750k camera.


A delicate procedure

Studying the effects of atmospheric-pressure plasma treatment on silver nanowire networks

Read about an experiment used to study the effects of atmospheric plasma etching on silver nanowires, conducted at PETRA III (DESY, Germany) with a LAMBDA 750k camera.

A deep look into our planet’s interior

Determination of the elasticity of ferropericlase in the Earth’s deep mantle

Read how the team around Hauke Marquardt used a LAMBDA 2M camera at PETRA III (DESY, Germany) to gain insight into the materials deep inside the Earth.


Shapes that matter

Orbital imaging of the excited states of manganese sulfide

Read how the team around Andrea Amorese and Martin Sundermann experimentally determined the atomic orbitals of a transition metal using a LAMBDA 60k camera with Hydra design, set up at DESY (Germany).

Tiny tensile wires

In situ observation of strain in growing nanowires

Read how Alfred Larsson and his co-workers used a LAMBDA 750k camera set up at PETRA III (DESY, Germany) to study the properties of growing nanowires.


Ice under pressure

Determination of the compressibility of water ice at high pressures

Read how Alba San José Méndez from DESY (Germany) and her team studied the transition between different forms of ice at extremely high pressures using a LAMBDA 2M camera.

A new fix for broken bones

Analysis of the bone ultrastructure around biodegradable magnesium implants

Find out how Berit Zeller-Plumhoff and her team studied the bone tissue that formed around biodegradable implants at the nanoscale with the help of a LAMBDA 750k camera, using a setup at DESY (Germany).


Watching a gold film grow

Real-time observation of nanolayer formation at record speed

Find out how Matthias Schwartzkopf from DESY (Germany) and his co-workers exploited the high acquisition speed of a LAMBDA 750k camera to study the formation of a gold nanolayer.

Internal affairs of a bioplastic

Investigation of the molecular structure of a lignin-based polymer

Learn more about how a Swedish-German collaboration unveiled the morphology of a lignin-based thermoset using a LAMBDA 4.5M camera.

X-ray imaging


Every photon counts

Dose-efficient imaging of biological materials with Compton X-ray microscopy

Learn about a new X-ray microsocopy method that allows dose-efficient imaging of radiosensitive samples – using diffractive optics developed at DESY (Germany) and three photon-counting LAMBDA 750k cameras.

Metal grid

Overcoming energy barriers

Studying active catalytic sites on platin nanocrystals

See how a research team led by the Sogang University (Korea) used a LAMBDA 750k camera to identify which sites of a metal nanoparticle are particularly active during catalysis.


Electric car charger

Explaining battery voltage fade

Identification of nanodefects in lithium-rich layered oxides

Read how an international team from the University of California found out why LRLO battery voltage fades by looking at the nanoscale process with a LAMBDA 750k camera.

New lenses for record X-ray focus

Optimizing the design of multilayer Laue lenses

Read how DESY-researchers (Germany) tested their new lens design using a LAMBDA 750k camera.

X-ray spectroscopy


Close-up of a potential drug carrier

Studying phase transitions in nanogels

Explore how the LAMBDA 750k camera enabled the team around Lara Frenzel and Felix Lehmkühler to study radiation-sensitive samples of a core-shell nanogel at the APS (Argonne, USA).

The two faces of water

Phase change of water ice of different densities at very low temperatures

Learn which remarkable property of water Fivos Perakis from the University of Stockholm and his international team unveiled with the help of a LAMBDA 750k camera.

Electron microscopy


The best of both worlds

Imaging of radiosensitive materials with serial electron diffraction

Read about a new method for the study of radiosensitive materials under an electron microscope, developed by Robert Bücker and colleagues and using an AMBER 750k prototype.