Laser Spectroscopy of highly charged ions and exotic radioactive nuclei (LaserSpHERe)
Helmholtz Young Investigators Group
Department of Nuclear Chemistry
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
A young researcher group founded by the German Helmholtz-Society. The research subject of this group is the study of exotic radioactive isotopes and highly-charged ions by the most modern means of atomic physics.
The main working fields are:
- high-precision laser spectroscopy on so-called halo-nuclei like 11Li or the beryllium isotopes 11Be and 14Be
- laser spectroscopy of highly charged and cooled ions like U91+ in a Penning trap and the ESR storage ring
- laser spectroscopy of other exotic nuclei to determine ground state excitations
- preparation of laser spectroscopic methods for the determination of ground-state properties of short-lived, radioactive isotopes far-off stability at the future FAIR facility.
Moreover, we are involved in a test of special relativity at the ESR using laser spectroscopy on Li+ ions and storage-ring laser cooling experiments.
The experiments of the Laser-SpHERe group are mainly located at two places: at the university of Mainz a measurement of short-lived beryllium isotopes is being prepared and at GSI two laser laboratories are available one for laser development and off-line measurements and one for laser spectroscopy at the ESR storage ring.
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