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Recent Publications

  • Lifetime measurement of excited low-spin states via the (p,p'γ) reaction
    A. Hennig, V. Derya, M.N. Mineva, P. Petkov, S.G. Pickstone, M. Spieker, A. Zilges
    Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 794 (2015) 171
  • Origin of Low-Lying Enhanced E1 Strength in Rare-Earth Nuclei
    M. Spieker, S. Pascu, A. Zilges, and F. Iachello
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 114 (2015) 192504
  • Experimental constraints on the γ-ray strength function in 90Zr using partial cross sections of the 89Y(p,γ)90Zr reaction
    L. Netterdon, A. Endres, S. Goriely, J. Mayer, P. Scholz, M. Spieker, and A. Zilges
    Phys. Lett. B 744 (2015) 358
  • Detailed spectroscopy of quadrupole and octupole states in 168Yb
    S. Pascu, D. Bucurescu, Gh. Căta-Danil, V. Derya, M. Elvers, D. Filipescu, D. G. Ghiţă, T. Glodariu, A. Hennig, C. Mihai, N. Mărginean, R. Mărginean, A. Negret, L. Netterdon, S. G. Pickstone, T. Sava, M. Spieker, L. Stroe, N. V. Zamfir, and A. Zilges
    Phys. Rev. C 91 (2015) 034321
  • Total and partial cross sections of the 112Sn(α,γ)116Te reaction measured via in-beam γ-ray spectroscopy
    L. Netterdon, J. Mayer, P. Scholz, and A. Zilges
    Phys. Rev. C 91 (2015) 035801
  • Testing refined shell-model interactions in the sd shell: Coulomb excitation of 26Na
    B. Siebeck, M. Seidlitz, A. Blazhev, P. Reiter, R. Altenkirch, C. Bauer, P. A. Butler, H. De Witte, J. Elseviers, L. P. Gaffney, H. Hess, M. Huyse, T. Kröll, R. Lutter, J. Pakarinen, N. Pietralla, F. Radeck, M. Scheck, D. Schneiders, C. Sotty, P. Van Duppen, M. Vermeulen, D. Voulot, N. Warr, and F. Wenander (for the MINIBALL and REX-ISOLDE Collaborations)
    Phys. Rev. C 91 (2015) 014311
  • Single-neutron orbits near 78Ni: first spectroscopic study of the N=49 isotone 79Zn
    R. Orlandi, D. Mücher, R. Raabe, A. Jungclaus, S. D. Pain, V. Bildstein, R. Chapman, G. de Angelis, J. G. Johansen, P. Van Duppen, A. N. Andreyev, S. Bottoni, T. E. Cocolios, H. De Witte, J. Diriken, J. Elseviers, F. Flavigny, L. P. Gaffney, R. Gernhäuser, A. Gottardo, M. Huyse, A. Illana, J. Konki, T. Kröll, R. Krücken, P. Reiter, M. Seidlitz, N. Warr, et al.
    Phys. Lett. B 740 (2015) 298
  • Fission Barrier of Super Heavy Nuclei and Persistence of Shell Effects at High Spins: Cases of 254No and 220Th
    G. Henning, T. L. Khoo, A. Lopez-Martens, D. Seweryniak, M. Alcorta, M. Asai, B. B. Back, P. Bertone, D. Boilley, M. P. Carpenter, C. J. Chiara, P. Chowdhury, B. Gall, P. T. Greenlees, G. Gurdal, K. Hauschild, A. Heinz, C. R. Hoffman, R. V. F. Janssens, A. V. Karpov, B. P. Kay, F. G. Kondev, S. Lakshmi, T. Lauristen, C. J. Lister, E. A. McCutchan, C. Nair, J. Piot, D. Potterveld, P. Reiter, N. Rowley, A. M. Rogers, S. Zhu
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 (2014) 262505
  • Measurement of the 187Re(α,n)190Ir reaction cross section at sub-Coulomb energies using the Cologne Clover Counting Setup
    P. Scholz, A. Endres, A. Hennig, L. Netterdon, H. W. Becker, J. Endres, J. Mayer, U. Giesen, D. Rogalla, F. Schlüter, S. G. Pickstone, K. O. Zell, and A. Zilges
    Phys. Rev. C 90 (2014) 065807
  • Test of the SO(6) selection rule in 196Pt using cold-neutron capture
    J. Jolie, J.-M. Régis, D. Wilmsen, N. Saed-Samii, M. Pfeiffer, N. Warr, A. Blanc, M. Jentschel, U. Köster, P. Mutti, T. Soldner, G.S. Simpson, G. De France, W. Urban, F. Drouet, A. Vancraeyenest, A.M. Bruce, O.J. Roberts, L.M. Fraile, V. Paziy, A. Ignatov, Th. Kröll, D. Ivanova, S. Kisyov, S. Lalkovski, Zs. Podolyak, P.H. Regan, E. Wilson, W. Korten, C.A. Ur, R. Lica, N. Marginean
    Nucl. Phys. A 934 (2015) 1
  • B(E2;2+1 → 0+1) value in 90Kr
    J.-M. Régis, J. Jolie, N. Saed-Samii, N. Warr, M. Pfeiffer, A. Blanc, M. Jentschel, U. Köster, P. Mutti, T. Soldner, G. S. Simpson, F. Drouet, A. Vancraeyenest, G. de France, E. Clément, O. Stezowski, C. A. Ur, W. Urban, P. H. Regan, Zs. Podolyak, C. Larijani, C. Townsley, R. Carroll, E. Wilson, L. M. Fraile, H. Mach, V. Paziy, B. Olaizola, V. Vedia, A. M. Bruce, O. J. Roberts, J. F. Smith, T. Kröll, A.-L. Hartig, A. Ignatov, et al.
    Phys. Rev. C 90 (2014) 067301
  • Mixed-symmetry octupole and hexadecapole excitations in the N=52 isotones
    A. Hennig, M. Spieker, V. Werner, T. Ahn, V. Anagnostatou, N. Cooper, V. Derya, M. Elvers, J. Endres, P. Goddard, A. Heinz, R. O. Hughes, G. Ilie, M. N. Mineva, P. Petkov, S. G. Pickstone, N. Pietralla, D. Radeck, T. J. Ross, D. Savran, and A. Zilges
    Phys. Rev. C 90 (2014) 051302(R)
  • Nuclear Reactions (An Introduction)
    H. Paetz gen. Schieck
    Springer Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 882 (2014), Springer Heidelberg
    ISBN 978-3-642-53985-5, ISBN 978-3-642 53986-2(eBook)


In the last years, several Intensive Week Courses took place at the IKP in the framework of the BCGS (Bonn-Cologne Graduate School). An overview of these special courses as well as selected lecture notes is available here.

AGATA Demonstrator

The AGATA Spectrometer is after the experimental campain at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung moving to the Grand Accèlèrateur National d'Ions Lourds (GANIL) laboratory in France.

The spectrometer comprises an unprecedented amount of fully digitised HPGe channels. Online data processing includes pulse shape analysis to determine the position of each interaction within the array. Gamma ray tracking algorithms are based on this information and track down the path of the detected gamma rays, allowing e.g. precise Doppler corrections and high peak to total ratios.

A variety of experimental methods were employed, like differential RDDS-Plunger measurements, coincidences with reaction products detected by the PRISMA spectrometer (at INFN) and investigation of exotic nuclei delivered by the FRS.

More news and information about AGATA, especially the projects of the Cologne working group, can be found at the local AGATA sites.

Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS)


Nach Renovierungsarbeiten am Institut für Kernphysik im Jahr 2010, wurde das Beschleuniger-Massenspektrometer CologneAMS im Mai 2010 geliefert. Die Einweihung des CologneAMS Zentrums an der Universität zu Köln erfolgte 2011, nach erfolgreicher Abnahme des AMS. Ende 2011 wurde zunächst für 14C der Routinebetrieb aufgenommen. Im Jahr 2012 kamen 10Be und 26Al zum Standardmessprogram dazu. Auch erste 244Pu-Messungen wurden erfolgreich durchgeführt.


The new beam profile monitor ikp-bpm

A new detector to measure the beam profile of degraded beams for the HISPEC/DESPEC collaboration at FAIR is being under development at the institute.

The remarkable feature will be its ability to give the user not only a real time profile with a mm resolution, but also the tracking of the current beam. Thereby the ... (read more)

IKP Software Repository

Commonly used IKP-made programms, as the legendary spectra analysing tool TV, can be directly downloaded from our new download directory.

Manuals and documentation – as available – may be found here or in the IKP DokuWiki (login required!).

Information for Visitors

Large Spiral Galaxy NGC 1232
Foto: ESO

On these pages, scientists from outside Cologne will find all neccessary information concerning the Tandem accelerator facility.

Direct links: radiation protection | technical details | How to apply for beamtime?

Information on current experimental setups can be obtained here; important collaborations are summarised here.


Information about Ancient-Charm-Project

Gemeinsam mit 10 Institutionen aus sechs europäischen Staaten werden im Rahmen der Ancient-Charm-Kollaboration bildgebende Verfahren zur Untersuchung kulturell bedeutsamer Gegenstände (z. B. archäologischer Proben) entwickelt.

Was wir damit zu tun haben, erfahren Sie hier.