Collinear laser spectroscopy
ALIVE – High voltage measurement with ppm accuracy using collinear laser spectroscopy
Collinear laser spectroscopy is a well-known technique to study nuclear ground state properties of short-lived nuclei with laser spectroscopy. At the Institute of Nuclear Physics we are currently installing a new device at which we will use collinear laser spectroscopy on an ion beam for a high voltage measurement aiming at an accuracy of <1ppm which would exceed the performance of state-of-the-art high accuracy high voltage dividers.
The experiment is currently in the set up phase and the candidate will participate in the commissioning of the ion-optical elements and the ion beam diagnostic devices. He will gain hands-on experience in ion optics, ion trajectory simulations, UHV systems, and experiment control.
More detailed descriptions of a particular projects can be provided after contact and expression of interest.
One IREP student can work on this project
Pre-requisites or requirements for the project :
- basics in atomic physics
- interest in experimental work
Recommended literature and preparation
for a general idea on collinear laser spectroscopy, e.g.
Noertershaeuser and Geppert, LectNotesPhys, 879 233 (2014) – Chap. 6.4.4
High voltage measurements with collinear laser spectroscopy:
- until the end of June 2019
- for IREP spring/ fall term