Section of Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear and High Energy Physics

Academic Staff

KOSMIDIS CONSTANTINOS, Professor, Molecular Physics

FOUDAS CONSTANTINOS, Professor, Experimental High Energy Physics

KOKKAS PANAGIOTIS, Professor, Experimental High Energy Physics, Head of the Department

MANTHOS NIKOLAOS, Professor, Experimental High Energy Physics

EVANGELOU IOANNIS, Associate Professor, Experimental High Energy Physics, Director of the Section

COHEN SAMUEL, Associate Professor, Experimental Atomic and Molecular Laser Spectroscopy

ASLANOGLOU XENOFON, Associate Professor, Experimental Nuclear Physics

NIKOLIS NIKOLAOS, Associate Professor, Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions Reaction Mechanisms

PATRONIS NIKOLAOS, Associate Professor, Experimental Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Reactions

IKIADES ARISTIDES, Assistant Professor, Experimental Optoelectronics

PAPADOPOULOS IOANNIS, Assistant Professor, Experimental High Energy Physics

BENIS EMMANOUIL, Assistant Professor, Experimental Atomic and Molecular Physics

STROLOGGAS IOANNIS, Assistant Professor, Experimental High Energy Physics

KAZIANIS SPYRIDON, Assistant Professor, Experimental Molecular Physics

SOFIKITIS DIMITRIOS, Assistant Professor, Atomic and Molecular Physics


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Technical & Administrative Staff 





Laboratory of High Energy Physics and Applications 

Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratory (ATOMOL)

Nuclear Physics Laboratory


Research Activities

The scientific objectives and research goals of the Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratory (ATOMOL) are highly related to the fundamentals of atomic and molecular structure and dynamics, as well as to the development of applications based on laser technology.  Specifically, a variety of spectroscopic techniques are exploited in the study of highly excited and auto-ionizing atomic states, and in taming non-linear processes such as harmonic generation. Mass spectrometry techniques are routinely used for the study of molecular electronic states and the dynamics involved.  In addition, imaging techniques including pump-probe approaches are currently developed for the study of interaction of strong laser fields with molecules and their exploitation into the development of new techniques (molecular alignment, etc). Theoretical studies, aligned to the experimental surveys, are provided by members of the laboratory. As far as the applied science is concerned, ATOMOL personnel practices analytical laser techniques, laser ablation, development of thin films, Bragg gratings in fibers, photonic sensors, and related applications of photonics in communications and industry.

The research campaigns of the Nuclear Physics Laboratory are oriented towards the study of nuclear structure, nuclear reaction mechanisms and nucleosynthesis with stable and radioactive beams. The experiments are performed at various European and/or International Large Scale Facilities (GANIL, ISOLDE-CERN, INFN Legnaro and Catania) and other European Laboratories equipped with accelerators. Among the research interests of the Laboratory are the issues of Applied Nuclear Physics such as nuclear microanalysis and radioecology (study of the disposal mechanisms of radioactive isotopes in the environment).

The Laboratory of High Energy Physics and Applications participates in the CMS experiment at CERN which will study the pp interactions at conditions of 14 TeV center-of-mass energy. Specifically, the laboratory participates in the design, development and construction of detection systems based on silicon as well as electronic-microelectronic systems for High Energy experiments such as the preshower detector and the triggering system of CMS.