Genome of Steel – profiling outreaches to DESY synchrotron

Researchers of the Genome of Steel – physics to steel – profiling project visited PETRA III located at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg, Germany from May 14 to 15, 2018. PETRA III is a high brilliance 3rd generation synchrotron radiation source, which operates at 6 GeV particle energy and provides a horizontal and vertical emittance of 1.2 nmrad x 0.01 nmrad at photon energies between 150 eV and 200 keV depending on the beamline. The visitors became acquainted with possibilities of high energy synchrotron radiation for steel research and had a possibility to observe high-temperature dilatometer experiments with steel samples.

Genome of steel is a profiling area in the university’s strategic research focus area “Creating sustainability through materials and systems”. It is funded by a specific instrument of the Academy of Finland aimed at strengthening the research profiles of Finnish universities.


Visitors at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg, Germany.
From left to right: Docent Wei Cao (University of Oulu), Dr. Andreas Stark (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht), Docent Mahesh Somani (University of Oulu),
Dr. Ville-Valtteri Visuri (University of Oulu), Dr. Ulrich Lienert (DESY) and Associate Professor Peter Hedström (KTH Royal Institute of Technology).


Ville-Valtteri Visuri
Postdoctoral Researcher
Process Metallurgy Research Unit
University of Oulu




Last updated: 21.5.2018