Missions of the laboratory
TO UNDERSTAND ELEMENT SYNTHESIS IN THE UNIVERSE, TO PROBE THE EVOLUTION OF NUCLEAR STRUCURE TOWARDS THE LIMITS OF NUCEAR STABILITY, TO CONTRIBUTE TO NEUTRINO PHYSICS, TO SEARCH FOR PHYSICS BEYOUND THE STANDARD MODEL. THE INVESTIGATION OF MATERIALS AND THIN FILMS, AND TO PROVIDE INDUSTRIAL SERVICES AND NOVEL APPLICATIONS.
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AT THE HIGHEST INTERNATIONAL LEVEL IN NUCLEAR AND ACCELERATOR BASED PHYSICS AND MATERIALS PHYSICS.
• Nuclear Physics
• Ion-source Physics
• Materials Physics
• Test site for ESA and the European space industry and for members of the RADECS Association and Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society
• Detector, data acquisition and analysis software development
• Application of ion beam techniques for materials and thin film studies
• Develop methodologies for radiation effects by using heavy ion cyclotron- and Linac electron accelerators and related dosimetry techniques
• Patents: 2
• Licensing: GPL licensed ion beam analysis software Potku doi:10.1016/j. nimb.2014.02.016
• Part of the NuClock consortium
• Detectors and detector systems developed for ion beam analysis
• Radiation detectors and methodologies for safety, security and safeguards
• Training courses:
– Training is provided through the Department of physics in the form of University courses ranging from 1 week 1 ects to full
term 10 ects modules from basic mechanics through to Advanced Nuclear and Particle Physics and Nano and Material Sciences
– Training is also provided through the RADSAGA ITN, the ENSAR2 MIDAS and NUPIA NA and the annual summer school.
– Workshops and Conferences are organized on a regular basis ranging from 10-200 participants.
– Annual summer school with a wide variety of lecture topics
– Interactions of radiation with matter, detectors for all nuclear spectroscopy, ion beam analysis services e.g RBS, ERDA, PIXE and HIM, Accelerators, ECR ion sources, laser spectroscopy, atom trapping, precision mass measurements, ISOL techniques and data acquisition systems
KEY DATA (2016)
• Staff: Accelerator Lab (status May 2016): 24 Senior staff members, 14 postdoctoral researchers, 30 PhD students and 14 support staff
• Users: 250 international visitors per year from Universities, Research Institutes and approx 30 companies
• Available Beams: Three different accelerators, K130, MCC30, and Pelletron deliver beams from H up to Au and are accelerated up to approximately 10 MeV per nucleon, mass depending – upgrade to 15 MeV per nucleon soon. E-linac for the production of electron and gamma-ray beams. Run ~7000 hours per year.
• Scientific Production: approx 100 peer reviewed scientific articles and 10 Ph.D theses per year.
Currently running, 3 ESA, 4 H2020 and 3 FIRI (FInnish Reseach Infrastructure) projects.
Jyväskylä hosts the most Northern Accelerators in the world.
Pulsed tunable solid-state laser system at the University of Jyväsklyä Photograph by Petteri Kivimäki
Alignment of the MARA separator’s electrostatic defl ector plates.
Department of Physics
P.O. Box 35 (YFL)
FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä,