Research Group Thorsten Kröll
Experimental Nuclear Structure Physics, Radioactive Ion Beams

Welcome to the Research of Prof. Thorsten Kröll

Our group investigates experimentally the structure of exotic radioactive nuclei. By applying various experimental methods we measure different properties of these nuclei. The obtained results are used to challenge the predictions from nuclear theory. New findings from experiments with exotic nuclei expand our knowledge of the forces at work in the atomic nucleus and lead to improved theoretical approaches. The long term objective is a consistent description of the nuclear many-body system, based on the fundamental strong interaction.

We conduct our experiments at particle accelerator facilities around the world, for example at

  • GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung bzw. FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) in Darmstadt
  • ISOLDE/CERN in Geneva (Switzerland)
  • the nuclear research reactor of the ILL-Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble (France).

In the future we will also conduct experiments using photon sources, for example at ELI-NP in Magurele (Romania), within the framework of the LOEWE focus “Nuclear Photonics”.

We contribute significantly to research at these facilities through development and setting up of instruments.