We conduct fundamental research on the areas of nuclear structure physics, quantum physics and accelerator physics. Atomic nuclei are fascinating quantum systems built up from protons and neutrons. Their properties are determined by the complex nuclear forces between the protons and neutrons and they are still not fully understood up to now.
In order to study the nuclear properties we excite them in nuclear reactions at particle-accelerator facilities and we detect their response with spectroscopic methods. At our Institut für Kernphysik at the TU Darmstadt we run the superconducting Darmstadt electron linear accelerator (S-DALINAC) and use it for our experiments.
A detailed description of the superconducting Darmstadt electron linear accelerator can be found here.
On a regular basis we perform complementary experiments at external facilities, e.g.
- , Darmstadt GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
- am REX-ISOLDE, Switzerland/France CERN
- (INFN-LNL), Padova, Italy Laboratori Nazionale di Legnaro
- (ANL), Lemont, IL, USA Argonne National Laboratory
- at High-Intensity Gamma-Ray Source (TUNL), Durham, NC, USA Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory
- , Somerset West, South Africa iThemba LABS
- Grand Raiden Spectrometer am , Osaka, Japan RCNP
We constantly offer various research projects for PhD studies, for thesis work (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science) or for initial research work (Miniforschung, study projects). Please contact us!