Skip to main content  ∨   Page logos with links to institutions:
Max Planck Society Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics University of Heidelberg
Stored and Cooled Ions Division
 
Max Planck SocietyMax Planck Institute for Nuclear PhysicsUniversity of Heidelberg Stored and Cooled Ions Division
Superordinated navigation: MPIK Homepage  |  Home  |  Deutsch  |  Sitemap  |  Search  |  Contact
Section navigation:

Master and bachelor theses

Master thesis:
Efficiency optimization of the TRIGA-TRAP laser ablation ion source for transuranium elements

Experimental setup of TRIGA-SPEC at the Research Reactor of University Mainz

Mass measurements of longed-lived nuclides of transuranium elements are scheduled at TRIGA-TRAP in the near future. An important part of these experiments is the ionization of the elements of samples down to only a few nanogram. For this purpose, the existing laser ablation ion source, which was already used for mass measurements of stable nuclides, has been extended. A linear Paul trap has been added for ion acculmulation, cooling, and for mass selection.

The goal of a master thesis at TRIGA-TRAP is the optimization of the efficiency of the laser ablation ion source. Furthermore, the lower limit of the sample amount for a mass measurement with TRIGA-TRAP has to be determined.

The following techniques can be learned and improved:

  • Production of ion beams
  • Ion optics and beam transport
  • Storing and cooling of charged particles
  • High-precision mass spectrometry with Penning traps

If you are interested in a master thesis at TRIGA-TRAP please contact Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum () or Dr. Szilard Nagy ().