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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

18.07.17
Most precise measurement of the proton mass
One of the fundamental constants, which is crucial to develop precise quantitative understanding of nature and its symmetries is the mass of the proton mp. ... >
17.07.17
First photodetachment spectroscopy on a fast OH- beam in the CSR
Molecular anions play an important role in chemical reactions in interstellar space and planetary atmospheres and were, for example, observed in the ionosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. ... >

 Press

28.06.17
Interview with Werner Hofmann in the "Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung"
In a recent interview with the "Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung", our current managing director at MPIK Heidelberg, Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, gives insight into the scientific work at our institute. ... >

 Events

Special Seminar
Tue., Sep 26, 2017, 14:00, Seminar Room Blaum ... >
39th Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days external Link
October 9-13, 2017, Heidelberg University
Teekolloquium
Thu., Oct 19, 2017, 11:15, Otto Hahn lecture hall ... >

 Teaching

Experimentalphysik IV
Retry exam:
Fri., 13. Oct 2017, 10:00 - 12:00, Philosophenweg 12, Neuer Hörsaal ... >
Stored Charged Particles
Wed., 18. Oct 2017, 11:15, INF 227 / SR 1.403 ... >
Advanced seminar "Stored and Cooled Ions"
Wed., 25. Oct 2017, 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 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.