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 News

30.09.14
Progress in nuclear structure studies beyond the N=28 shell gap
Nowadays a large variety of exotic nuclei can be produced and studied with the highest precision. The experimental data of such nuclei with large N/Z ratio show that the original shell gaps predicted by the more than 60-year-old shell model are not preserved ... >

 Press

28.02.14
Robert Wolf receives two dissertation awards
Our division member Dr. Robert Wolf has been selected to receive the Wolfgang-Paul-Dissertation-Prize 2014. The German Society for Mass Spectrometry (DGMS) is presenting every year the Wolfgang-Paul-Prize for Student Research ... >

 Events

Teekolloquium
Thurs., Oct 30, 2014, 11:15, Otto-Hahn-Hörsaal ... >
MPG-BMBF-TÜBITAK Preparatory Workshop
18. - 20. November 2014
Istanbul University, Turkey ... >

 Teaching

Modern Mass Spectrometry, WS14/15
Wed., 22. Oct. 2014, 11:15, INF 227 / SR 1.403 ... >
Tutorial Registration external Link
Advanced seminar "Stored and Cooled Ions"
fortnightly, on Wednesdays 15:00, Seminar Room Blaum ... >

 

Welcome to the homepage of the Stored and Cooled Ions Division
Director: Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum

  • A Penning trap for precision mass measurements
  • An ion with only one electron stored in a cylindrical Penning trap
  • 7 T superconducting magnet for PENTATRAP
  • A liquid-nitrogen-cooled GaAs photocathode producing electron beams with internal temperatures down to 10 K
  • View onto the CSR in November 2013
  • Profile of the first beam of argon ions in the not yet cooled CSR on March 17, 2014
  • The cryogenic ion trap used as a prototype for the CSR

The experimental working group of the division is concerned with precision experiments on stored and cooled ions as well as with the investigation of fundamental processes of molecular ions. For this purpose short-lived radionuclides, highly-charged ions or simple molecular ions are trapped in Penning traps and storage rings under conditions as they also occur in space. Another main research field of the division is the development of novel storage, cooling and detection techniques for future experiments.