CERN Accelerating science


Finding the best candidates for atomic EDM searches

by Peter Butler & Liam Gaffney (University of Liverpool), Joonas Konki (CERN)

Using the HIE-ISOLDE accelerator, researchers concluded that radon atoms provide less favourable conditions for the enhancement of a measurable atomic EDM than radium.


Last week, the new CERN-MEDICIS facility has produced radioisotopes that will be used primarily for hospitals and research centres in Switzerland and across Europe. 

On 28th September, the ISOLDE Collaboration celebrated the completion of stage 1 of the HIE-ISOLDE project, which opens up new physics opportunities for radioactive ion beam experiments at CERN.

In a recent publication in NATURE, ISOLDE collaboration presented new measurements of magic numbers. The large and unexpected increase of the size of the neutron-rich calcium isotopes beyond N = 28 opens new intriguing questions on the evolution of nuclear sizes away from stability, which are of importance for our understanding of neutron-rich atomic nuclei.

Two distinctions for ISOLDE scientists

by Panos Charitos

Two ISOLDE scientists have received prestigious awards this year for their research in the field of nuclear and particle physics.

ISOLDE offers safety training courses

by Panos Charitos

ISOLDE offers to its users a number of tailored courses in electrical safety and raditation protection in close collaboration with the HSE unit, the DGS-RP group and PH's Departmental Safety Officer.

Maria Borge, ISOLDE's spokesperson, discusses the physics accomplishments of the first six weeks of beam time

Test Storage Ring at ISOLDE

by Maria Jose Garcia Borge

In a one-day workshop, ISOLDE collaboration discussed the technical studies and possible experiments that could take place in the new Test Storage Ring facility.

ISOLDE has recently published a series of papers in Nature and Nature communication.

Discussing with Maria Borge and Yacine Kadi

Meeting the challenges of the High-Energy ISOLDE!

by Panos Charitos

Maria Borge (ISOLDE's spokesperson) and Yacine Kadi (project leader of the HIE-ISOLDE) discuss the importance of reaching a higher energy regime with the HIE-ISOLDE and the technical challenges of this project