Dr. Tobias Engert
Mail: t.engert@gsi.de


Dr. Martina Bauer
Mail: m.bauer@gsi.de

Missions of the laboratory

 
  • THE GOAL OF THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CONDUCTED AT GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUR SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG IS TO REACH A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE STRUCTURE AND BEHAVIOR OF THE WORLD THAT SURROUNDS US.
  • GSI OPERATES A LARGE-SCALE WORLDWIDE UNIQUE ACCELERATOR FACILITY FOR HEAVY IONS. RESEARCHERS FROM ALL OVER THE  WORLD USE THE FACILITY FOR EXPERIMENTS TO GAING NEW INISGHTS ABOUT THE BUILDINGS BLOCKS OF MATTER AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE UNIVERSE. IN ADDITION THEY DEVELOP NEW APPLICATIONS IN MEDICINE AND TECHNOLOGY.
  • GSI’S MISSION IS THE DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION AND INTERANTIONALOPERATION OF ION BEAM ACCELERATORS FOR A BROAD NATIONAL  AND  INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE COMMUNITY AND PERFORMING RESEARCH WITH HEAVY IONS.
  • THE FACILITIES IN DARMSTADT INVOLVE A LARGE ACCELERATOR COMPLEX CONSISTING OF THE LINEAR ACELAERATOR UNILAC, THE HEAVY-ION SYNCHROTRON SIS AND THE EXPERIMENT STORAGE-COOLER RING ESR IONS OF ALL ELEMENTS, FROM HYDROGEN TO URANIUM, CAN BE ACCELERATED UP TO ENERGIES OF 2 AGEV, HIGHLY IONIZED UP TO BARE URANIUM, AND SECONDARY BEAMS OF UNSTABLE NUCLEI OR SECONDARY PIONS ARE AVAILABLE. THE ACCELERATORS ARE COMPLEMENTED BY TECHNICAL ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL FACILITIES AS WELL AS A HIGHY-ENERGY (Kj), HIGH POWER (PW) LASER SYSTEM PHELIX, WHICH ALTOGETHER OFFER OUSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH IN THE FILEDS OF HADRON AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS, ATOMIC PHYSICS, DENSE PLASMA RESEARCH, MATERIAL SCIENCE, BIOPHYSICS AND RADIATION MEDICINE.
  • DURING THE NEXT YEARS THE NAJOR MISSION OF GSI WILL BE THE CONSTRUCTION OT HE INTERNATIONAL FACILITY FOR ANTIPROTON AND ION RESEARCH (FAIR) TOGETHER WITH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNER INSTITUTIONS.
         

ACTIONS

Fundamental Research:

• Nuclear and Particle Physics
• Atomic Physics
• Plasma Physics

Interdisciplinary Research:

• Materials Research
• Plasma Physics
• Biophysics & Radiation Biology

Applied Research:

• Irradiation of materials with ion beams
• Applications of track etching in polymers
• Radiation resistance studies of electronic components and systems
• Radiobiology – tumor therapy with ion beams
• Applications of accelerator techniques (vacuum, cryogenics, high-frequency physics,...)

Technology Transfer:

• Founding member of the CERN-fostered High-Energy Physics Technology Transfer Network – HEPTech
• Patenting, licensing and transferring of technologies developed at GSI with the main focus on accelerator techniques
• Validation projects with industry partners
• Services and selling (to other labs or to industry): electronic modules, detectors, membrane, galvanic
• In-house exhibition events for companies
• Academia-Industry Matching events
• Workshops

Services:

• Training courses
• Workshops
• Special student programs
• Expertises : accelerator technologies, detectors, sensors, nanotechnology, nanostructures, ion beam therapy, radiation protection

KEY DATA (2016)

• Staff: 870 permanent staff (incl. physicists, engineers, technicians, administrative, etc.) and 590 temporary staff (incl. graduate students and postdoctoral researchers)

• Users for accelerator facilities: total number: 1300 people (15% internal users, 45% other national users, 40%

international users, 30% European users, 10% non-european users)

• Available Beams: 12000 hours/year (Beam on Target in 2014 und 2012, 4-5 experiments can be performed in

parallel)

Scientific Production: Global cooperations with about 400 institutes from more than 50 countries, about

420 publications per year

Alternative construction of a piezomagnetic generator
developed at GSI.
Rozwiń

Contact:

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
Planckstrasse 1
64291 Darmstadt
Germany

Alternative construction of a piezomagnetic generator developed at GSI.