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Experimental Storage Ring

The Experimental Storage Ring (ESR) at GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research is a circular particle accelerator that is designed to store heavy ions at energies up to several GeV per nucleon.

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The Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) is a new international research facility currently under construction in Darmstadt. The facility will use antiprotons and ions to study fundamental questions about the nature of matter and the universe.

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High Performance Computing

The computational expensive simulations performed within the WAs require High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructures. ELEMENTS has access to various HPC clusters at the partner institutions such as the Goethe-CSC, the Green Cube, and the Lichtenberg II.

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TU Darmstadt operates the superconducting electron accelerator S-DALINAC. The university-based linear accelerator complements the research opportunities with heavy-ion beams at FAIR with clean electromagnetic probes and provides a training site for doctoral researchers in accelerator science.

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ELEMENTS PIs are leading the FAIR scientific pillar NUSTAR (Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics and Reactions), where fundamental properties of nuclear matter are explored by exploiting radioactive ion beams that are separated and identified by the Superconducting Fragment Separator (Super-FRS).

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