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Mandatory master seminar, WS11/12

Stored ion physics - from fundamental interactions to applied science

Philos.-weg 12 / kHS
weekly, Fri. 14.15 - 16.00
First seminar: 14. October 2011


  • Moodle course
  • Language: English
  • ECTS points: 6
  • Prerequisites: basic knowledge of atomic physics from the bachelor program
  • Content: current research topics in the field of basic and applied physics with stored ions and ion beams
  • Proof of performance: 45 min talk on agreed topic, submission of presentation plus 4-5 pages write-up
  • Literature: initial information on the individual study of the literature (original literature) is given for each lecture topic

List of topics

Note: topics in bold face have already been assigned.

  1. 28.10.11: Delayed decay in large excited molecules and clusters
  2. Test of special relativity in a storage ring
  3. 03.02.12: The magnetic moment of the electron - please note change of date!
  4. Antihydrogen - from production to fundamental studies
  5. Cooling of molecular vibration and rotation by electrons
  6. Recombination of electrons and positive ions
  7. Highly-charged ions in a Penning trap - from tests of bound-state QED to the electron mass
  8. 25.11.11: Weak interaction studies using trapped ions
  9. High-resolution optical spectroscopy - from beam to trap experiments
  10. Precision mass measurements for nucleosynthesis studies
  11. Electron ion recombination and nuclear properties
  12. Storage ring mass measurements of stable and unstable nuclei
  13. Precision radiative lifetime measurements using storage rings