Welcome to the Website of LRC!
LRC is a European project aiming at the study of the wholly unexplored
atomic structure of elements beyond nobelium (atomic number Z > 102),
which so far represented a big hurdle for common optical spectroscopy
techniques. Within the project, a novel and efficient
way of laser spectroscopy, termed Laser Resonance Chromatography (LRC),
is being developed, which will offer capabilities of both broadband level
searches and high-resolution hyperfine spectroscopy of these synthetic
elements at minute production quantities. The LRC approach combines the
element selectivity and spectral precision of laser spectroscopy with
cutting-edge technology of ion-mobility spectrometry mass spectrometry.
Aside of exploring new atomic structures,
hyperfine spectroscopy of triply charged thorium and state-selected ion
chemistry are some of the many multidisciplinary facets of LRC.
This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the
European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under
grant agreement No. 819957. It will run from 2019 to 2024.