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Contact  Contact


Tel.: +49 6221 516-851
Fax: +49 6221 516-852
Postal Address
Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
P.O. Box 10 39 80
69029 Heidelberg
Visitor Address
Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Saupfercheckweg 1
Building: Gentner lab,
room 134
69117 Heidelberg

 News

01.10.18
Breakthrough in the experimental and computational investigation of shape coexistence in mercury isotopes
In atomic nuclei, the complex many-body systems consisting of protons and neutrons obey the Pauli exclusion principle. Thus, the nucleons occupy quantum levels that are separated by energy gaps leading to the simple nuclear shell model ... >
04.09.18
Precision test of modern nuclear structure models by collinear laser spectroscopy
The radius is a fundamental property of an atomic nucleus. Amongst others, the charge density distribution of a nucleus can be characterized by the root-mean-square (rms) nuclear charge radius. ... >

 Events

Kaffeepalaver
Thu., Nov 8, 2018, 11:15, Central Seminar Room ... >
Teekolloquium
Thu., Nov 15, 2018, 11:15, Otto Hahn lecture hall ... >

 Teaching

Modern Methods of Mass Spectrometry
Wed., 24. Oct 2018, 11:15, INF 227 / SR 1.403 ... >
Advanced seminar "Stored and Cooled Ions"
Wed., 7. Nov 2018, 15:00, Central Seminar Room ... >

 

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

  • A Penning trap for precision mass measurements
  • Electrodes of a Penning trap
  • 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 just before its commissioning at cryogenic temperatures in April 2015
  • Copper strips distribute the cold to the experimental vacuum chambers of the CSR
  • CAD drawing of the laser photodetachment line for injection of neutral atomic or molecular beams into the CSR
  • Artist's view of the reaction between protonated water and electrons in the CSR
  • Profile of the first beam of argon ions in the not yet cooled CSR on March 17, 2014
  • Gold-plated mirror for a novel detector module in mid-infrared at the Cryogenic Trap for Fast ion beams (CTF)
  • 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 ion 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.