HITRAP – Production, deceleration and trapping of highly charged ions
Institute for Nuclear Physics
The HITRAP facility at the GSI Helmholtz center for heavy ion research is in charge of deceleration of highly charged ions produced by the accelerator complex. With several inverse linear accelerator stages and an ion trap in the end, the HITRAP facility offers the unique opportunity to prepare large clouds of heavy, highly charged ions for experiments at low energies.
The experiment is currently in the set up phase and the candidate will take over a project within the framework of the facility. According to the interests of the applicant, the possibilities range from a hands-on design and construction of an energy analyzer for incoming ions, to a computer-oriented work on programming an experimental control system in the LabVIEW environment.
The candidate will gain experience with charged particle traps, optics, detectors and trajectory simulations, ultra-high vacuum systems, LabVIEW programming and experiment control.
One IREP student(s) can work on this project.
Pre-requisites or requirements for the project
• general physics
• basic programming skills,
• readiness to learn LabVIEW and experimental control techniques
Literature and preparation
to get an overview:
• material on a specific project will be provided after expression of interest
until the end of December 2018