9 December 2022:
New Article published- "Simulation Studies of a 30-keV MR-ToF Device for Highly Sensitive Collinear Laser Spectroscopy"
A new article was published in Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A with the title: "Simulation Studies of a 30-keV MR-ToF Device for Highly Sensitive Collinear Laser Spectroscopy".
29 September 2022:
Franziska Maier wins the best Poster Award at the TCP conference.
At the Trapped Charged Particles Conference Franziska wins the best poster award for her contribution "High-precision photodetachment studies in an MR-ToF device"
23 September 2022:
New Article published - "Doppler and sympathetic cooling for the investigation of short-lived radioactive ions"
A new article was published in Physical Review Research with the title: "Doppler and sympathetic cooling for the investigation of short-lived radioactive ions".
4 September 2022:
Franziska Maier wins the LISA ITN Achievement Award.
Franziska wins the "LISA ITN Achievement Award for the outstanding research in laser spectroscopy". This award covered her full costs for participation at the LISA school "Structure of Complex Atoms".
Peter Plattner successfully defended his PhD.
His thesis title was "The Charge Radius of 26mAl and the Design of an Advanced Optical Detection Region for Collinear Laser Spectroscopy".
Carina Kanitz successfully completed her MSc thesis work at MIRACLS.
Her thesis title was "Construction and characterization of a Paul trap for laser spectroscopy of exotic radionuclides in an MR-ToF device".
Simon Lechner successfully defended his PhD.
His thesis title was "Laser Spectroscopy of Antimony Isotopes and the Design of a Cryogenic Paul trap".
Varvara Lagaki successfully defended her PhD.
Her thesis title was "Development of an Electrostatic Ion Beam Trap for Laser Spectroscopy of Short-lived Radionuclides".
23 January 2020:
Franziska Maier is nominated for the Macke Award 2020
Last year, Franziska Maier did her Master thesis work at MIRACLS. She successfully defended her thesis titled "Laser Spectroscopy of Short-Lived Radionuclides in an Ion Trap: MIRACLS’ proof-of-principle experiment and the simulation of the future 30-keV MR-ToF device ". Now, here excellent work has been nominated for the Macke Award 2020. More information on the award can be found here: "https://www.tphys.jku.at/macke/award20"
13 December 2019:
Peter Plattner wins the ISOLDE Workshop "Best Young Speaker" award
At the final day of the ISOLDE Collaboration and Users meeting held at CERN, Peter was awarded the "Best Young Speaker" award for his talk that was titled: "MIRACLS: The Multi Ion-Reflection Apparatus for Collinear Laser Spectroscopy".
1 October 2019:
Markus Vilen joins the MIRACLS group
On the first of October, Markus has joined the MIRACLS research group. He will be based at CERN, where he will work on the design and development of a 30-keV Multi-reflection Time-of-Flight device. This apparatus will be at the heart of the future MIRACLS setup and has the potential to provide clean and purified beams for the rest of the ISOLDE users.
7 September 2019:
Varvara Lagaki wins the Mazurian Lakes conference "Best poster" award
At the final day of the XXXVI Mazurian lakes Conference on Physics, Varvara was awarded the "Best Poster" award. This allowed her to present her poster orally for the conference attendants on the day after the award was anounced.
31 August 2019:
Peter Plattner presented his work at the Euroschool on Exotic Beams.
Peter Plattner attended the Euroschool on Exotic Beams, held in Aarhus (Denmark). He presented his work at MIRACLS, which focusses on the simulation of a 30-keV Multi-reflection Time-of-Flight device.
30 August 2019:
Simon Sels presents an invited talk at ESD 2019
At the Electrostatic Storage Devices 8 conference, held in Tianjin, China, Simon has given an invited talk on the MIRACLS project. He presented the latest milestones and future plans of the project.
20 August 2019:
New Article published - "Fluorescence detection as a new diagnostic tool for electrostatic ion beams"
A new publication came online today with the title: "Fluorescence detection as a new diagnostic tool for electrostatic ion beams". S. Lechner is the main author of the paper that deals with a.o. the potential use of a fluorescence detection region in a Multi-Reflection Time-of-Flight device (MR-ToF) to study ion beam dynamics. The combination of an MR-ToF with a fluorescence detection region is key for the MIRACLS project that aims to measure the emitted photons from resonantly excited isotopes that are stored in an MR-ToF.