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 on several experiments in other universities.

Research activities

IOTA Ion Traps for Tomorrows Applications

ITS LEIF Low Energy Ion Beam Facilities

The Chemical Cosmos

FGLA Laboratory astrophysics

Structure of C6H6++

Recent publication:

J. Jašík, D. Gerlich, J. Roithová,

Probing isomers of the benzene dication in a low-temperature trap

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136 (2014) 2960–2962

DOI: 10.1021/ja412109h


Dieter Gerlich 05.07.2014