Institute of Nuclear Chemistry






Giersch Excellence Award“ für Raphael Haas

Raphael Haas, PhD student in the group of Professor Christoph Düllmann, is the recipient of an „Giersch Excellence Award“ for outstanding performance during the PhD phase....>

Nuclear reaction studies of cold fusion reactions for the production of the heaviest elements

A collaboration at Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australien, with scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry, Helmholtz Institute Mainz and GSI Darmstadt has performed nuclear reaction studies to elucidate the dynamics of nuclear reactions, which are useful for the production of the heaviest elements....>

Nuclear reaction studies of cold fusion reactions for the production of the heaviest elements

A collaboration at Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australien, with scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry, Helmholtz Institute Mainz and GSI Darmstadt...>

First Ionization Potentials of Fm, Md, No, and Lr:

Filling-Up of 5f Electrons and Confirmation of the Actinide Series...>

Oscillations in the atomic nucleus of thorium-229 to be used as pulse generator for future nuclear clocks

Precise time measurements play a vital role in our daily life. They allow reliable navigation and accurate experimenting and provide a basis for world-wide synchronized exchange of data...>

Direct detection of elusive thorium-229 isomer Among "Physics World Top Ten Breakthroughs of the Year 2016"

The direct detection of the exotic isomeric state in thorium-229 at the LMU Munich, achieved in collaboration with the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry belongs to the IOP's "Physics World Top Ten Breakthroughs of the Year 2016" ...

24.08.2016: Cyclotron opens up new prospects for fundamental and applied research in radiopharmaceutical chemistry

New particle accelerator generating radioactive isotopes for use in nuclear chemistry will be employed to create new medical radiopharmaceuticals ...

06.05.2016: One step closer to the development of an ultra-precise nuclear clock
Measuring time using oscillations of atomic nuclei might significantly improve precision beyond that of current atomic clocks ... 
06.04.2016 100th MINItraceTM Zyklotron at the University Mainz

In the end of 2015, the 100th GE MINItraceTM cyclotron was delivered to the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry at the University of Mainz in Germany and was nicknamed “Lise Meitner” in honor of the Austrian physicist of the same name. ...

27.02.2016 Univ.-Prof. Dr. Frank Rösch receives award from The Society of Nuclear Medicine, India

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Frank Rösch receives award for his dedicated career, contribution to clinical Nuclear Medicine practices, teaching and training ...

Last known magic neutron number weakens in heavy elements

An international team of scientists has succeeded to create and detect extremely short-lived atomic nuclei of the element uranium. Having far fewer neutrons than the kind of uranium nuclei found in nature, they exist only for about a millionth of a second. The new data provide key information on how the numbers of neutrons and protons inside exotic heavy nuclei influence their stability. This is important to give better guidance for experiments on the search for new superheavy elements. ...

Solving a long-standing atomic mass difference puzzle paves way to the neutrino mass
ECHo collaboration with reseachers of Mainz University publishes new results in Physical Review Letters ... 
Two-shift operation for PRISMA at the research reactor TRIGA Mainz

For the User Facility at the research reactor TRIGA Mainz – one of the key facilities of the research cluster of excellence PRISMA - an experimental program with ultra-cold neutrons (UCN) was recently carried out in a three weeks long beam time that ended May, 8th 2015.  ...

First ionization energy of lawrencium determined
Measurements confirm position of lawrencium as final member of the actinide series and corroborate architecture of the periodic table ... 
Observation of Element 117 at GSI Among Top Ten Physics News Stories in 2014
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