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Development of a novel laser spectroscopy apparatus for high-precision studies of radioactive isotopes at ISOL@MYRRHA

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During this PhD project, the student will design and simulate a novel laser spectroscopy apparatus, tailored to the new ISOL@MYRRHA facility under construction at SCK. The aim is to develop a beamline accommodating different techniques with the goal of accessing unexplored nuclear properties, and providing polarized beams for other experiments. The student will also have the opportunity to visit the current state-of-the-art experimental setups at world-leading radioactive ion beam facilities in order to get familiar with several techniques, which will feed into the design of the new beamline. The student will contribute to new precision hyperfine structure data on stable aluminium isotopes, required for the analysis of ongoing experiments of neutron-rich Al isotopes at ISOLDE, CERN.

The minimum diploma level of the candidate needs to be

  • Master of sciences
  • Master of sciences in engineering

The candidate needs to have a background in

  • Physics

Estimated duration

4 years

Expert group

Physics and Target Research

SCK CEN Mentor

Popescu Lucia
lpopescu [at]
+32 (0)14 33 34 11


Koszorus Agota
agota.koszorus [at]