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What we do?

At IKP-4 scientist and engineers are working on all questions concerning the acceleration and storage of charged particles. This includes the accleration in high frequency cavities, precise control over flight trajectories in magnetic fields as well as beam cooling and diagnostics. The staff at IKP-4 ensures that all nuclear physics experiments at Forschungszentrum Jülich are effeiciently run and produce optimal results. In addition to operating the COoler SYnchrotron COSY in Jülich we are also active in developing new particle accelerator technology. Since 2012 the IKP-4 plans and build the High Energy Storage Ring (HESR) at the international accelerator center FAIR (Faciltiy for Antiproton and Ion Research) in Darmstadt. Once operational the HESR is supposed to store and provide antiprotons and hevy ions.


HESR Dipole Assembly Hall
Milestone reached: Dipole Magnet Production finished
October 2017. An important milestone could be reached: All 46 large dipole magnets for the High Energy Storage Ring HESR in Darmstadt / Germany have been produced and shipped to the nuclear physics institute (IKP) in Jülich. 23 magnets are already completely assembled and could be transferred to a storage place in Darmstadt. There they have to wait until the accelerator tunnel will be finished.
More: Milestone reached: Dipole Magnet Production finished …




We are currently focusing on two major projects. One is the search for an EDM within the framework of JEDI und the Construction of the HESR in Darmstadt. More: Projects …


Find here an overview on Expertise at IKP-4. You can also find ressources related to COSY (beam time schedule, proposal templates, etc.) here. More: Expertise …


Have look at current IKP-4 research projects. You will find articles featuring, Detector Development, Beam Cooling as well as the newest developments for HESR and COSY. More: Research …