The research area "Nuclear Photonics" investigates the interaction
between highly energetic photons and atomic nuclei.
Due to the selectivity and penetrability of the photons they are
an ideal probe for basic research and for applications.
As photon source we use bremsstrahlung as well as quasi monoenergetic
photons from laser Compton backscattering.
A new pan-european facility ("ELI-NP") for research with ultra-intense
laser light and with quasi-monoenergetic photons is presently finalized
close to Bucharest, Romania with a total investment exceeding 350 MEuro.
Our research group focuses on
The projects are supported by the BMBF (05P2018PKEN9). A.Zilges is
coordinator of the BMBF research collaboration 05P2018/ELI-NP.
Experiments with bremsstrahlung at DHIPS (TU Darmstadt) and Gamma-ELBE (HZDR, Dresden-Rossendorf).
Experiments with quasi monoenergetic photons as HIGS (TUNL, Durham, NC, USA).
Preparation of day-one experiments at ELI-NP (Bucharest-Margurele, Romania.