News Archive

  • 2018/05/07

    “Schnelle Ionen im Laserlicht” appeared in “Physik Journal”

    The May issue of the “Physik Journal” contains an article about recent progress in collinear laser spectroscopy on short-lived isotopes. Our optical detection region that has been designed for the boron-8 project and the high-voltage measurements made it on the cover page.

  • 2018/04/16

    CRYRING News

    Time-resolved Fourier spectrum of the revolution frequencies

    During the last beam time at CRYRING from 12.03.-23.03 the ring was operated with 24Mg+ lowly charged ions.. The ions were injected into the ring and subsequently accelerated for the first time. The acceleration is seen by the time structure of the higher harmonics of 24Mg+ in the Schottky diagram (Figure).

  • 2018/03/22

    Phillip Imgram has completed his Master Thesis

    Phillip Imgram has completed his Master Thesis with the presentation “Accurate Isotope Shift Measurement in the D1 and D2 line of Barium Ions”. Congratulations!

  • 2018/03/05

    Most precise laser spectroscopic high-voltage measurements published

    We have published the result of high-precision measurements of high-voltages up to 20000 V in the current issue of the Journal Metrologia. An accuracy of 5 ppm was realized at the ALIVE experiment using Ca+ ions. This is an improvement of a factor 20 compared to previous trials of laser-based high-voltage measurements.

  • 2018/03/01

    Solution of the Hyperfine Puzzle ?

    In our latest publication we report on NMR measurements of bismuth ions in different chemical environments in Physical Review Letters. The extracted new value for the magnetic moment of the isotope bismuth-209 drastically reduces the large discrepancy between theory and experiment in the hyperfine splitting measurements of hydrogen-like and lithium-like ions.

  • 2018/02/28

    New data for further investigations of the hyperfine Puzzle published

    The graph has been taken from the paper and shows the hyperfine structure of Bi-208.

    Our article about the improved measurement of the magnetic moment of Bi-208 with the COLLAPS experiment at ISOLDE/CERN appeared in Physics Letters B. From the results we have also predicted the hyperfine structure splittings in hydrogen-like and lithium-like bismuth as well as the so-called specific difference of the two hyperfine structure splittings.

  • 2018/02/23

    CRYRING News

    From 14.02.-16.02. we mounted the fluorescence-chamber for the laser-spectroscopy experiment at CRYRING. Scrapers for aligning laser and ion beam were installed in parallel.

  • 2018/02/06

    Jan Krause has completed his Master Thesis

    Jan Krause has completed his Master Thesis with the presentation “Isotope Shift of 10,11B in the 2p -> 3s transition determined by Resonance Ionization Mass Spectrometry”. Congratulations!

  • 2018/02/05

    Research stay of Kei Minamisono from NSCL/MSU

    We welcome Kei Minamisono from the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, for a one-week long research stay in our group. He will give a talk entitled “Nuclear structure studies using lasers at NSCL/MSU” in the CRC1245 Colloquium on Thursday February 08th at 1 pm.

  • 2018/01/22

    Installation of a liquid metal ion source at the ALIVE project

    A Liquid Metal Ion Source (LMIS) for the production of indium ions was successfully installed and commissioned at the ALIVE experiment. This ion source was designed and constructed at the TU Dresden and is usually used as an ion thruster for satellites.