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Copyright: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
An international team of researchers at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung has succeeded in discovering four new atomic nuclei. The exotic nuclei are one isotope each of the elements berkelium and neptunium and two isotopes of the element americium. The scientists used a new, highly sensitive method to create and detect the nuclei.



Copyright: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum
The energy- and cost-saving high-performance computing center “Green Cube” currently under construction at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung has been presented with a major international award as an innovative data center at the European Congress for Computing Centers and Cloud Computing, “Datacloud 2015”. On Tuesday evening it received one of the main awards, the renowned “Datacloud Enterprise Datacentre Award”, in Monte Carlo. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding...



Photo: C.Düllmann, GSI
The synthesis of element 117 at GSI belongs to the Top Ten Physics News Stories in 2014 published by American Physical Society (APS).



Photo: DZNE
The graduate administrator and lawyer Ursula Weyrich has been appointed as the joint administrative managing director of FAIR GmbH and GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research GmbH. Today she succeeds the administrative managing director of FAIR, Professor Günther Rosner, and the commercial managing director ad interim of GSI, Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Henschel. As the joint managing director of FAIR and GSI she will above all advance the merger of the two institutions, which is planned for the coming...



Photo: Gaby Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
An international collaboration led by research groups from Mainz and Darmstadt, Germany has achieved the synthesis of a new class of chemical compounds for superheavy elements at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-based Research (RNC) in Japan. For the first time, a chemical bond was established between a superheavy element – seaborgium (element 106) in the present study – and a carbon atom. Eighteen atoms of seaborgium were converted into seaborgium hexacarbonyl complexes, which include...



Foto: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
How are very neutron rich nuclei build up? To answer this question scientists at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH build the neutron detector NeuLAND. Now the first double plane of the neutron detector was tested. NeuLAND will be part of the R3B experiment at the future particle accelerator facility FAIR. With NeuLAND scientists can correlate multiple neutrons to one nuclear reaction as effective as never before. The aim: To understand the formation of elements in supernovae.



Photo: Dr. Holger Kracke/Helmholtz-Institut Mainz
For the first time scientists have measured the magnetic field of a single proton. For this purpose they kept it in a trap for thirteen months—a new record. The magnetic momentum is essential for the scientists who look for the reason of the imbalance of antimatter and matter in the universe.



Foto: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Today employees of the construction companies deployed on site set in place the last of the total of 1,350 drilled piles. These steel-armored piles with a length of up to 60 meters and a diameter of 1.20 meters stabilize the subgrade so that the later buildings at the FAIR facility will only settle to a limited degree and that they will, above all, sit evenly. Thanks to the optimization of the drilled pile technology, the company was able to conclude the work more than six months earlier than...