SPARC collaboration: new strategy for storage ring physics at FAIR

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SPARC collaboration at FAIR pursues the worldwide unique research program by utilizing storage ring and trapping facilities for highly-charged heavy ions. The main focus is laid on the exploration of the physics at strong, ultra-short electromagnetic fields including the fundamental interactions between electrons and heavy nuclei as well as on the experiments at the border between nuclear and atomic physics. Very recently SPARC worked out a realization scheme for experiments with highly-charged heavy-ions at relativistic energies in the High-Energy Storage Ring HESR and at very low-energies at the CRYRING coupled to the present ESR. Both facilities provide unprecedented physics opportunities already at the very early stage of FAIR operation. The installation of CRYRING, dedicated Low-energy Storage Ring (LSR) for FLAIR, may even enable a much earlier realisation of the physics program of FLAIR with slow anti-protons.

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Proceedings of the 9th InternationalWorkshop on Application of Lasers and Storage Devices in Atomic Nuclei Research ”Recent Achievements and Future Prospects” (LASER 2013) held in Poznan, Poland, 13-16 May, 2013

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Stöhlker, T., Litvinov, Y.A., Bräuning-Demian, A. et al. SPARC collaboration: new strategy for storage ring physics at FAIR. Hyperfine Interact 227, 45–53 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10751-014-1047-2

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Keywords

  • FAIR
  • SPARC
  • Atomic physics experiments
  • Storage rings
  • Ion traps