Equipment for fundamental research is in most of the cases not to be sold on the market. A lot of the required tools are either not existing or only in parts, because they are planned for another application. The MAP Service Centre is therefore charged to provide the cluster with all required tools. It consists of three departments:
Femtosecond and attosecond laser pulses for different applications need special equipment, first of all appropriate mirrors
Ultrahigh resolution inspection and metrology tool RAITH200.
Production of targets for acceleration experiments.
The Service Centre of the Cluster of Excellence was selected as a "Selected Landmark" of the campaign "Land of Ideas" which was initiated by the German Federal Administration and the Federation of German Industries (BDI).