Recent upgrades of the SHIPTRAP setup: On the finish line towards direct mass spectroscopy of superheavy elements

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With the Penning-trap mass spectrometer SHIPTRAP at GSI, Darmstadt, it is possible to investigate exotic nuclei in the region of the heaviest elements. Few years ago, challenging experiments led to the direct measurements of the masses of neutron-deficient isotopes with Z = 102; 103 around N = 152. Thanks to recent advances in cooling and ion-manipulation techniques, a major technical upgrade of the setup has been recently accomplished to boost its efficiency. At present, the gap to reach more rare and shorter-lived species at the limits of the nuclear landscape has been narrowed.


  • F. Giacoppo
  • K. Blaum
  • M Block
  • Meen Poudyal Chhetri
  • Ch. E. Düllmann
  • C. Droese
  • S. Eliseev
  • P. Filianin
  • Sebastian Götz
  • Y. Gusev
  • F. Herfurth
  • F. P. Hessberger
  • O. Kaleja
  • J. Khuyagbaatar
  • M. Laatiaoui
  • F. Lautenschläger
  • C. Lorenz
  • G. Marx
  • E. Minaya Ramirez
  • A. K. Mistry
  • Yu. N. Novikov
  • W. R. Plass
  • S. Raeder
  • D. Rodríguez
  • C Scheidenberger
  • L. Schweikhard
  • P. Thirolf
  • A. Yakushev
External organisations
  • GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research
  • Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
  • University of Mainz
  • Helmholtz Institute Mainz
  • Technical University of Darmstadt
  • University of Greifswald
  • Saint Petersburg State University
  • Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • University of Granada
  • Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
  • Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI)
  • Institut de Physique Nucléaire Orsay (IPN) Orsay
Research areas and keywords

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  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation


  • Penning trap
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-429
Number of pages7
JournalActa Physica Polonica B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 1
Publication categoryResearch

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