Pertti Tikkanen (PhD, Doc.) is the senior laboratory manager and the head of the technical personnel of the Accelerator Laboratory.
Office: Accelerator Laboratory (Pietari Kalmin katu 2), room 135a
Phone: +358-2941 50006
As the senior laboratory manager, Pertti coordinates the operation, development, and service of the accelerators of the laboratory. He is responsible for the general accelerator infrastructure since the kick-off in 1998 when the decision to start the AMS measurements was made. Most of the in-house constructed accelerator components required in the adaptation of the TAMIA accelerator for AMS, as well as the general layout of the system, are designed by him.
Pertti’s wide expertise covers aspects of the formation of ions (positive or negative) and the acceleration, steering, and diagnostics of ion beams, and also the detection of rare-isotope events. He has a strong background in experimental nuclear physics (gamma-ray spectrometry) and in applications of related techniques in studies of ion-solid interactions.