DELTA is an electron storage ring with a beam energy of 1.5 GeV, located at the TU Dortmund and maintained by the Center for Synchrotron Radiation. The chair of accelerator physics (Prof. Dr. Shaukat Khan, Prof. Dr. Thomas Weis) and workgroups from the chair of Experimental Physics I (Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan, Prof. Dr. Carsten Westphal) are assigned to the Center.
DELTA is a synchrotron light source for users. The installation of special magnetic structures (so-called wigglers and undulators) enables the creation of soft and hard synchrotron radiation. This radiation is used for non-destructive investigation of various materials by research groups like ISAS, the FZ Juelich or the University of Wuppertal.
DELTA supplies its synchrotron radiation to scientists, mainly from Germany.