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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

07.06.18
Exploration of the island of inversion at neutron number N=40
The simple nuclear shell model successfully describes the ordering of the energy levels of the nucleons (protons and neutrons) near the "valley of stability". It allows to explain the exceptional stability of nuclei with "magic" proton or neutron numbers ... >

 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

Kaffeepalaver
Thu., Jun 28, 2018, 11:15, Otto Hahn lecture hall ... >
Teekolloquium
Thu., Jul 5, 2018, 11:15, Otto Hahn lecture hall ... >

 Teaching

Advanced seminar "Stored and Cooled Ions"
Wed., 27. Jun 2018, 09:30, Seminar room Blaum ... >
Experimentalphysik IV
Tutorial Klaus Blaum: weekly, on Fri., 14:15-16:00, INF 227 / SR 1.403 ... >
Ring Lecture "Modern Quantum Physics"
every Friday, 16:15, INF 227, SR 2.402 ... >

 

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.