Fakultät für NW


Professur Ionenphysik (1994 - 2009)



Prof. Dr. Dieter Gerlich

Former coworker



Prague AB-22PT

Prague ISORI




Invited talks

Selected conferences

On 01. Feb. 1994 Prof. D. Gerlich took over the group Gasentladungs- and Ionenphysik. In addition to the traditional studies of discharges (e.g. polymerization, etching) various fundamental laboratory studies have been started. The aim was to understand in detail all kind of plasmas, ranging from technical applications to astrochemistry. Developing innovative ion guides and low temperature ion traps and combining them with lasers, molecular beams, sophisticated detectors etc., many unique experimental studies became possible.


Since his retirement (30.09.2009), Prof. D. Gerlich is actively engaged in several laboratories in Prague, Basel, Köln and other universities. Of central importance are applications of new cryogenic traps in reaction dynamics and spectroscopy.

Research activities

IOTA Ion Traps for Tomorrows Applications

ITS LEIF Low Energy Ion Beam Facilities

The Chemical Cosmos

FGLA Laboratory astrophysics

Recent publication

D. Mulin et al.

H/D exchange in reactions of OH with
D2 and of OD with H2 at low temperatures

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17 (2015) 8732-8739
DOI: 10.1039/C5CP00516G

Dieter Gerlich 25.05.2015