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Atomic and Plasma Physics

The group's research concentrates on the following topics:

  • Fusion research: Fusion plasma diagnostics, plasma-wall-interaction, atomic data for fusion
  • Space weathering: Space weathering phenomena, surface erosion on the moon or the planet Mercury due to impact of solar wind ions
  • time4ions:: Time-resolved ion scattering, ultrafast processes
  • Biomimetics Abstraction of good design from living nature

In the past we have also studied:

  • Atomic collisions: Ion-atom and ion-molecule collisions of relevance for fusion- or astrophysical plasmas

Laboratory for highly charged ion research at TU Wien

Have a look at our experiments in this virtual lab tour:

Link auf Youtube Link auf Youtube


A major part of the research program is being carried out within EUROfusion, a consortium of national fusion research institutes located in the European Union and Switzerland.

Our group is part of the Austrian National Fusion Program Fusion@ÖAW coordinated by the Austrian Academy of Sciences ÖAW.

Our research is further funded by Austrian Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung FWF and Friedrich Schiedel-Stiftung für Energietechnik.

The group participated in the EU networks ITS LEIF (HPRI-CT-2005-026015), LEIF (HPRI-CT-1999-40012) & MCInet (HPRN-CT-2000-00027) and the EURATOM research program on fusion in the previous EU framework programmes (FP6 & FP7).

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