Extending high-precision measurements towards isotopes of the heaviest elements is challenging as these are only available on an atom-at-a-time level. This demands extremely efficient and sensitive tailored ion trap and laser spectroscopy approaches at large-scale accelerators featuring highest stability for measurement times up to days. This will improve our understanding of nuclei at the limits of stability with extreme atomic number and thus our understanding of the building blocks of matter.

Tags: Fundamental Research, Nuclear Physics