ISOLDE

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ISOLDE scores a first with laser spectroscopy of short-lived radioactive molecules

The result represents an essential step towards using these molecules for fundamental physics research and beyond

News
Physics
27 May, 2020

ISOLDE spots another pear-shaped nucleus

An experiment performed at CERN’s ISOLDE facility shows that the nucleus of the isotope radium-222 is pear-shaped

News
Physics
10 February, 2020
Physics
News
10 February, 2020

ISOLDE’s new Offline 2 source nears completion

The final touches are being put to the new test facility to ready it for operation

News
Experiments
07 October, 2019

The arm of MEDICIS

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Experiments
Experiments
Video

Rugby or football? ISOLDE reveals shape-shifting character of Mercury isotopes

An unprecedented combination of experimental nuclear physics and theoretical and computational modelling techniques has been brought together to reveal the full extent of the odd-even shape staggering of exotic mercury isotopes, and explain how it happens

Press release
Physics
01 October, 2018
Physics
Press release
01 October, 2018

HIE-ISOLDE’s Phase 2 reaches completion

The HIE-ISOLDE project is on its way to providing radioactive nuclei at higher energies than before

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Accelerators
21 August, 2018
Accelerators
News
21 August, 2018

ISOLDE mints isotopes of chromium

CERN’s ISOLDE facility has produced neutron-rich chromium isotopes, which have been weighed by the ISOLTRAP precision balance ISOLTRAP

News
Physics
06 July, 2018
Physics
News
06 July, 2018

ISOLDE peers into the world of DNA

Researchers at CERN’s ISOLDE facility have used an ultrasensitive variant of NMR spectroscopy to study DNA interactions

News
Experiments
22 June, 2018
Experiments
News
22 June, 2018

The PUMA project: Antimatter goes nomad

A new European project linking ELENA and ISOLDE plans to trap antimatter in order to explore quantum phenomena in radioactive nuclei

News
Physics
11 March, 2018
Physics
News
11 March, 2018

Making antimatter transportable

A project called PUMA aims to transport antimatter from one CERN facility to another in order to investigate exotic nuclear phenomena

News
Physics
07 March, 2018
Physics
News
07 March, 2018