SMI Seminar on fundamental interactions and symmetries

VERA-SMI Joint Webinar: CRYRING@ESR – the first FAIR storage ring in operation

by Dr. Oliver Forstner (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität & Helmholtz Institute, Jena, Germany)

Thursday, 25 June 2020 from to (Europe/Vienna)
at Webinar
Description

This Seminar will be held as a video-conference and will be a Joint Seminar together with VERA.
If you wish to join please register by sending an email to:
martin.simon at oeaw.ac.at.
An email including details on how to connect will follow one day prior to the seminar, i.e. on the 24th of June, 2020.

Speaker:

Dr. Oliver Forstner1,2,3 for the SPARC Collaboration4

1 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
2 Helmholtz Institut Jena
3 GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
4 Stored Particles Atomic Physics Research Collaboration at FAIR

Abstract:

CRYRING@ESR is the first operational heavy ion storage ring of the FAIR project (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) [1]. It has a long history of successful research in atomic and molecular physics during its two-decade operation as a central research facility of the Manne Siegbahn Laboratory in Stockholm, Sweden. After its shutdown it was decided to transfer CRYRING to FAIR/GSI as a Swedish in-kind contribution to the FAIR project. Starting in 2015 it was modernized, adapted to FAIR standards and connected to the existing experimental storage ring ESR under the project name CRYRING@ESR. In 2017 first ions from a local ion source could be stored and in the end of 2019 first ions from ESR were successfully transferred and stored in CRYRING@ESR. Despite the difficult situation due to SARS-CoV-2 in spring this year a reduced physics program during the GSI beam time block could be performed. For the next two years approx. 400 8-hour shifts are foreseen for experiments at ESR and CRYRING. A call for beam time proposals just ended a few days ago and a large number of applications is expected.

In this seminar I will present the status of CRYRING@ESR and give an overview of the foreseen physics program together with results from the first successful experiments.

[1] GSI press release 08.06.2020, https://www.gsi.de/start/aktuelles/detailseite/2020/06/08/cryring_einsatzbereit.htm

[2] Physics book: CRYRING@ESR, Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. (2016) 225:797, http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjst/e2016-02643-6

Chairs

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Widmann (SMI)
Prof. Dr. Robin Golser (VERA)