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New high-power laser for experiments on atomic nuclei

Our spokesperson Norbert Pietralla recently acquired funding for a high-power laser system for more than €600,000 by the Major Research Instrumentation Programme of the German Research Foundation. The laser will be installed at the superconducting recirculating electron linear accelerator S-DALINAC in Darmstadt. Among other innovative advancements on the energy-recovering linear accelerator, the laser allows researchers to develop a brilliant photon source producing quasi-monochromatic radiation. Thanks to the high power of the laser (≥ 100 W), researchers in ELEMENTS will be able to investigate the behaviour of atomic nuclei under extreme conditions in the future.

Der Teilchenbeschleuniger S-DALINAC
© Jan-Christoph Hartung

Prof. Dr. Luciano Rezzolla
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Goethe University Frankfurt
Tel: +49 (69) 798-47871

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Norbert Pietralla
Institut for Nuclear Physics
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Tel: + 49 (6151) 16 23540

Goethe University Frankfurt

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt