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   Project Coordinator
   Prof. Theo Zouros
   Atomic & Molecular Physics
   Dept. of Physics
   Univ. of Crete, PO Box 2208,
  . GR-71003 Heraklion
   e-mail: tzouros@physics.uoc.gr

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Participating Institutions

    Main Research Group

    1. University of Crete - Heraklion (APAPES main coordinator and project manager: Prof. Theo J.M. Zouros)

      Atomic Collisions and Electron Spectroscopy Laboratory: The Atomic Collisions and Electron Spectroscopy Laboratory has primarily focused on the investigation of collision mechanisms involved in energetic highly charged ion interactions with atoms using the technique of zero-degree Auger electron projectile spectroscopy. Measurements have been performed at leading atomic physics accelerator facilities primarily at Kansas State University, Hahn-Meitner Institute, ATOMKI and GSI. Various electron spectroscopy collision techniques have been developed together with advances in the use of state-of-the-art electron spectrometers with position sensitive detectors. Recent collaborations include work at FLASH, SPARC, the hosting of ISIAC 2007 and the Erasmus IP on Charged Particle Optics CPOTS.

    2. National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos (Local coordinator: Dr. Sotirios Harissopulos)

      The TANDEM Laboratory uses the accelerator for the study of Nuclear Structure and Reactions, Microanalysis of Trace elements and applications in Environmental Biology, the Characterization of New Materials and Archeometry, the Production of Energy and the Evolution of Stars, Theoretical and Experimental Astrophysics and Cosmology research. The TANDEM Laboratory is currently undergoing a large-scale upgrade of its facilities funded by the FP7/REGPOT/LIBRA project

      The Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) is one of the eight institutes of the NCSR Demokritos. Its activities focus on Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics and their applications. Its scientific personnel comprise 20 staff research scientists, 6 postdoctoral researchers, 14 graduate students and 6 researchers and 6 technicians. The INP hosts the only accelerator in the country, an electrostatic Van de Graaff Tandem accelerator with a maximum acceleration voltage of 5.5 MV.

      The National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos (NCSR "D") is an autonomous legal entity governed by public law. Since 1985 it has come under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Ministry of Development. It is now the largest research entity in Greece (approximately 500 scientists and 400 technical and supporting personnel), with major activities in nuclear and particle physics, nuclear technology and its environmental implications, development of alternative solar and hydrogen energy technologies, aerosol technology, physical and chemical characterization techniques and environmental fluid dynamics for atmospheric modeling and other environmental applications.

    3. University of Ioannina (Local coordinator: Prof. Manolis Benis)

      ATOMOL UoI: The ATOMOL group focuses on investigations of atomic and molecular structure and dynamics, spectroscopic techniques in the study of highly excited and autoionizing states and harmonic generation. Mass spectrometry techniques are applied to study the dynamics of molecular electronic states. Imaging techniques including pump-probe approaches developed for the study of non-linear phenomena in the interaction of strong lasers with atoms, molecules and clusters. Laser technology applications include analytical laser techniques, laser ablation, thin film development, Bragg gratings in fibers, photonic sensors and communications. Profs. Cohen and Benis have extensive experience with charged particle optics and accelerator-based atomic physics, respectively.

    4. Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (Local coordinator: Prof. Alekos Clouvas)

      Nuclear Technology Laboratory AUTH: The permanent staff (2 professors, 1 lecturer) of the Nuclear Technology Laboratory worked during the last twenty years on the consequences of the Chernobyl accident on the agricultural production and natural ecosystems, on indoor radon, on the development of new techniques (e.g. In situ gamma spectrometry for indoor measurements), on the simulation of Germanium and plastic detectors, on industrial systems diagnostics and on fast ion interaction with matter (ion induced electron emission from solids).

      Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry AUTH: The Radiochemistry Group participating in this proposal is administrationally part of the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory of the Department of Chemistry of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. The research interests of the group are the study of nuclear reactions of analytical interest and their application to the characterization of near-surface layers of materials (Ion-Beam Analysis), the radiochemistry and radioanalytical chemistry, the investigation of the interactions of heavy metals and radionuclides with natural and synthetic sorbents and environmental radiochemistry.

    External Collaborators

    • ATOMKI, Institute for Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Debrecen, Hungary
    • University of Athens

      NUSTRAP UoA The NUSTRAP group (Nuclear Structure, Reactions & Applications) is a recently formed research initiative, inspired and organized by Asst. Prof. Theo J. Mertzimekis at the University of Athens. The main research directions are studies of nuclear structure, especially focusing to nuclear electromagnetic moments, lifetimes and related phenomena using stable and radioactive beams, at national and international facilities. Reaction studies involve measurements of spin-polarization at the extremes of the nuclear chart. Experiments take place at state-of-the-art accelerator facilities, such as GANIL and ISOLDE/CERN, with large detector arrays and modern spectroscopic techniques. A significant portion of the applied research activities are centered around X- and γ-radiation investigations at synchrotrons and TANDEM accelerators, targeting environmental, material and geochemical applications.

    • Greek Atomic Energy Commission

      Greek Atomic Energy Commission: Is the national competent authority, responsible for nuclear safety and radiation protection issues. It is an independent public service whose primary mission is the protection of the public, workers and the environment from ionizing and artificially produced non-ionizing radiation. It is supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology under the Ministry of Education.

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