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

 

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

20.09.19
Application of a novel detecting scheme for optical transitions in highly charged ions with ALPHATRAP
Highly charged ions (HCI) enable very important and unique tests of fundamental theories. The electrons in HCI experience very strong electromagnetic fields and are thus predestined for testing ... >

 Press

13.06.19
Andreas Mooser receives IUPAP Young Scientist Prize 2019
Our division member Dr. Andreas Mooser has been selected to receive the "IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 2019" ... >

 Events

Teekolloquium
Thu., Oct 17, 2019, 11:15, Otto Hahn lecture hall ... >
Thu., Oct 31, 2019, 11:15, Otto Hahn lecture hall ... >

 Teaching

Stored Charged Particles
Wed., 16. Oct 2019, 11:15, INF 227 / SR 3.403/4 ... >
Advanced seminar "Stored and Cooled Ions"
Wed., 30. Oct 2019, 14:00, Central Seminar Room ... >

 

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

  • PENTATRAP trap tower
  • PENTATRAP Penning trap mass spectrometer
  • ALPHATRAP trap tower
  • ALPHATRAP Penning trap precision lab
  • A liquid-nitrogen-cooled GaAs photocathode producing electron beams with internal temperatures down to 10 K
  • 3D drawing of the CSR (August 2019)
  • 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
  • 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.