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P: 864-656-3416

Campus Location

118 Kinard Laboratory


Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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Endre Takacs

Physics and Astronomy


Kinard Lab G07 [Lab]
Kinard Lab G11 [Lab]
Kinard Lab 308 [Office]

Educational Background

Ph.D., Atomic Physics, University of Debrecen, 1992
University Diploma, Physics, University of Debrecen, 1989

Profile/About Me

Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 2020 -, Professor
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 2013 - 2020, Associate Professor
National Institute of Standards and Technology, 1993 -, Guest Scientist
University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary, 2012 - 2013, Habilitated University Docent
Rotating Gamma Institute, Debrecen, Hungary, 2006 - 2013, Medical Physics Group Leader
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2006, Research Assistant Professor
Harvard-SAO, Cambridge, MA, 2002 - 2005, Visiting Scientist
University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary, 2002 - 2012, Associate Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999-2002, Visiting Research Scientist
University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary, 1996 - 1999, Associate Professor
Institute of Nuclear Research of the HAS, Hungary, 1995 -1999, Research Scientist
University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary, 1995 - 1996, Assistant Professor

Research Interests

My primary research interest is the production and spectroscopic study of highly charged ions. These atomic systems allow for the test of relativity and quantum electrodynamics, two of the most fundamental theories of physics. Highly charged ions are relevant in understanding the properties of laboratory and astrophysical plasmas. They are naturally present in the high-temperature environments of thermonuclear fusion reactors, stellar coronae, and supernova remnants. This research is primarily funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Research Group (Lab)

Atomic Physics Lab - Kinard G11
Medical Physics Lab - Kinard G07

Courses Taught

PHYS 8500 Atomic Physics
PHYS 8550 Physics of Nuclear Medicine
PHYS-4520 Nuclear and Particle Physics
PHYS 4410 Electromagnetism I
PHYS 4420 Electromagnetism II
PHYS 2210 Physics with Calculus II

Selected Publications

1. Measurement of the 2P1/2-2P3/2 fine-structure splitting in fluorinelike Kr, W, Re, Os, and Ir, G O'Neil, SC Sanders, P Szypryt, Dipti, AC Gall, Y Yang, SM Brewer, R Doriese, J Fowler, A Naing, D Swetz, J Tan, J Ullom, AV Volotka, E Takacs, and Y Ralchenko, Physical Review A 102 (2020) 032803

2. Changes in ionizing radiation dose rate affect cell cycle progression in adipose derived stem cells, Rusin M, Ghobrial N, Takacs E, Willey JS, Dean D, PLOS ONE 16 (2021) 0250160

3. X-ray cabinet to deliver highly characterized low-dose soft x-ray radiation to biological samples, Sengupta B, Medlin D, Sprunk M, Napolitano J, D'Avanzo J, Zheng XR, Dean D, Takacs E, Review of Scientific Instruments 91 (2020) 34104

4. Measuring the Variation in Nuclear Charge Radius of Xe Isotopes by EUV Spectroscopy of Highly-Charged Na-like Ions, Silwal, R, Lapierre, A, Gillaspy, JD, Dreiling, JM, Blundell, SA, Borovik Jr, A, Gwinner, G, Villari, ACC, Ralchenko, Yu, Takacs, E , Physical Review A 98 (2018) 052502

5. EBIT Observation of Ar Dielectronic Recombination Lines near the Unknown Faint X-Ray Feature Found in the Stacked Spectrum of Galaxy Clusters, A.C. Gall, A.R. Foster, R. Silwal, J.M. Dreiling, A. Borovik Jr., J.D. Gillaspy, Yu. Ralchenko, E. Takacs, Astrophysical Journal 872 (2019) 194


American Physical Society, APS (1994 - )
Roland Eotvos Hungarian Physical Society, ELFT (1992 - )

Honors and Awards

CURF Innovator Award (2019)
InnoVision Technology Development Award for SRS Device Development (2017)
Faculty Scholar, Clemson University School of Health Research (2016)
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland (2006)


Atomic and Medical Physics Group
Electron Beam Ion Trap (NIST)

Contact Information

P: 864-656-3416

Campus Location

118 Kinard Laboratory


Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.