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ANKA is the synchrotron light source of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, providing solutions by use of light from hard X-rays to the far-infrared for research and technology.
ANKA focuses on specific fields of science, it forms a key element for the embedded in-house research and provides scientific research capabilities and cost adapted industrial research.

To further enhance the industrial use at ANKA, ANKA Commercial Services acts as an intermediate between industrial customers, scientists working at and with ANKA and KIT Services Units (purchasing, innovation management, financial management and legal affairs) for:

  • commercial access to ANKA synchrotron facility and to laboratory infrastructure to industrial customers
  • valorization and licensing of ANKA technologies
  • cooperations partly funded by industry


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We guarantee users from industry an exclusive and fast access to synchrotron radiation and provides a professional carrying out of projects. You decide:

  • whether you wish a full service including the analysis and interpretation of the results
  • or whether you are only interested in the data collection as such
  • or whether you wish to purchase shifts of beamtime and realize the measurements by yourself

Non-disclosure is guaranteed at any time.


Business Fields for industrial activities at ANKA:

  • Synchrotron Analytics & Diagnostics
       - Chemical analytics
       - Material diagnostics
       - Non-destructive testing


  • LIGA Micro Fabrication and NDE
       - Direct LIGA prototyping
       - Replication e.g. from polymer
       - Development for serial production


  • Synchrotron Technology
       - Superconducting Undulators
       - X-ray Compound Refractive Lenses