The chemistry of the heaviest elementsThe transactinide elements known today and beyond
Current Research Projects
- Chemical investigation of the elements 113 and Fl;
- Pure COLD - the new PSI pile-up rejection α- and SF- spectroscopy electronics;
- Development of a vacuum chromatography system for transactinide research:
- hot catcher release experiments;
- IVAC and diamond detectors;
- Development of stable intermetallic actinide targets for transactinide experiments;
- Investigation of the stability of transition metal carbonyl compounds for the investigation of light transactinides at low oxidation states;
- SEARCH - Release of radionuclei from liquid and solid lead bismuth eutectica;
- MeanCorN Measurement of neutron capture cross sections and determination of half-lives of short-lived cosmogenic radio-nuclides;
- First indications for a volatile element Fl;
Radiochim. Acta 2010 98, 133.
- Chemical identification of element Cn as a very volatile group 12 element;
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 3262.
- First chemical characterization of Cn;
Nature 2007, 447, 73.
- Hs a typical member of group 8 together with Fe, Ru, Os;
Nature 2002, 418, 860.
- Bohrium was characterized to be chemically similar to group 7 elements;
Nature 2000, 407, 63.
- The volatility of SgO2Cl2 determined;
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 1999, 38, No. 15, 2212.
- First chemical identification of seaborgium;
Nature 1997, 388, 55-57