Recent news and earlier highlights


Abundances of Tetra-, Penta- and Hexa-Anionic Gold Clusters, F. Martinez, S. Bandelow, G. Marx, L. Schweikhard, A. Vass, J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 10949–10957(2015)

Probing the N = 32 shell closure below the magic proton number Z = 20: Mass measurements of the exotic isotopes 52,53K, M. Rosenbusch et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 202501 (2015)

Direct measurement of the mass difference of 163Ho and 163Dy solves Q-value puzzle for the neutrino mass determination, S. Eliseev et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 062501 (2015)

Precision mass measurements of 129-131Cd and their impact on stellar nucleosynthesis via the rapid neutron capture process, D. Atanasov et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 232501 (2015)


Two prizes for Robert Wolf for his dissertation on multi-reflection time-of-flight mass spectrometry and application in nuclear physics (see press release)


ion ping pong”: Masses of exotic calcium isotopes pin down nuclear forces, F. Wienholtz et al., Nature 498, 346 (2013), featured also in Nature News&Views, press releases, etc.: CERN updates or CERN, idw,,, CERN Courier, Physics Today (physics update), in German: idw/German, Physik in unserer Zeit, Newspaper articles (in German) in F.A.Z. and NNZ


Two-electron emission after photoexcitation of metal-cluster dianions, A. Herlert, L. Schweikhard, New J. Phys. 14, 055015 (2012)

Direct mapping of nuclear shell effects in the heaviest elements, E. Minaya Ramirez et al., Science 337, 1207 (2012) press release/echo (in German): university, idw, FAZ, Physik in unserer Zeit, (in English): idw