Nuclear Physics is the study of the structure and properties of the atomic nucleus. At LTH research is directed towards ion-beam-based measurements, including the PIXE (proton-induced X-ray emission) method. Development is taking place in methods of measurement and optimization of ion optics. Applications can be found in geology, medicine, the environment and material modification. Research is also being carried out on aerosols (ultra-fine, airborne particles) in the atmosphere that affect the climate and our health.
Link to the division's website: www.nuclear.lu.se/english