Relativistic energy fragmentation in nuclear structure studies

Lead Research Organisation: University of Surrey
Department Name: Nuclear and Radiation Physics

Abstract

Our knowledge of neutron-rich nuclei is limited due to the nature of the reactions we can use to synthesise them. Most promising is the new ability to detect discrete gamma-ray transitions following heavy-ion projectile fragmentation at relativistic energies. A major strand of this fundamental research are the ISOMER and RISING projects based at the GSI facility in Darmstadt, Germany. Over the next 3-5 year period a new European fragmentation facility (FAIR) will be constructed. I am the named project coordinator for the High-resolution In-Flight Spectroscopy (HISPEC) portion of this project. The extension of my Advanced Fellowship will allow me to complete the study of exotic neutron-rich nuclei around the N=126 magic number, and will naturally evolve into managing the construction phase of HISPEC and then initiating investigations of even more exotic nuclei at FAIR.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description There were two findings:
(i) to complete the Stopped-Beam RISING experiments with particular emphasis on beta-delayed measurements
(ii) to continue to lead the developments, and design of novel instrumentation used in the High-resolution in-flight
Spectroscopy (HISPEC) project at the new FAIR facility, and to take it forward in the construction phase.
Exploitation Route Longer timescales needed.
Sectors Education,Energy,Healthcare,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

 
Description NuSTAR 
Organisation Daresbury Laboratory
Department Nuclear Physics Support Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Building equipment to be used within NuSTAR at GSI/FAIR, within R3B, HISPEC, DESPEC
Collaborator Contribution building equipment for R3B, HSIPEC, DESPEC
Impact FAIR is being built with NuSTAR being one of its four pillar collaborations
 
Description NuSTAR 
Organisation Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung
Department Nuclear Physics 2
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Building equipment to be used within NuSTAR at GSI/FAIR, within R3B, HISPEC, DESPEC
Collaborator Contribution building equipment for R3B, HSIPEC, DESPEC
Impact FAIR is being built with NuSTAR being one of its four pillar collaborations
 
Description NuSTAR 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Building equipment to be used within NuSTAR at GSI/FAIR, within R3B, HISPEC, DESPEC
Collaborator Contribution building equipment for R3B, HSIPEC, DESPEC
Impact FAIR is being built with NuSTAR being one of its four pillar collaborations
 
Description NuSTAR 
Organisation University of Brighton
Department Faculty of Science and Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Building equipment to be used within NuSTAR at GSI/FAIR, within R3B, HISPEC, DESPEC
Collaborator Contribution building equipment for R3B, HSIPEC, DESPEC
Impact FAIR is being built with NuSTAR being one of its four pillar collaborations
 
Description NuSTAR 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Building equipment to be used within NuSTAR at GSI/FAIR, within R3B, HISPEC, DESPEC
Collaborator Contribution building equipment for R3B, HSIPEC, DESPEC
Impact FAIR is being built with NuSTAR being one of its four pillar collaborations
 
Description NuSTAR 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Building equipment to be used within NuSTAR at GSI/FAIR, within R3B, HISPEC, DESPEC
Collaborator Contribution building equipment for R3B, HSIPEC, DESPEC
Impact FAIR is being built with NuSTAR being one of its four pillar collaborations
 
Description NuSTAR 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Building equipment to be used within NuSTAR at GSI/FAIR, within R3B, HISPEC, DESPEC
Collaborator Contribution building equipment for R3B, HSIPEC, DESPEC
Impact FAIR is being built with NuSTAR being one of its four pillar collaborations
 
Description NuSTAR 
Organisation University of York
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Building equipment to be used within NuSTAR at GSI/FAIR, within R3B, HISPEC, DESPEC
Collaborator Contribution building equipment for R3B, HSIPEC, DESPEC
Impact FAIR is being built with NuSTAR being one of its four pillar collaborations
 
Description NuSTAR 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Department School of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Building equipment to be used within NuSTAR at GSI/FAIR, within R3B, HISPEC, DESPEC
Collaborator Contribution building equipment for R3B, HSIPEC, DESPEC
Impact FAIR is being built with NuSTAR being one of its four pillar collaborations
 
Description isolde 
Organisation Complutense University of Madrid
Department Department of Physics
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution experiment proposed and performed, data analysed, published. Equipment (Ge detectors, digital EDAQ)
Collaborator Contribution expert manpower to run experiment
Impact publication. Future collaborations on reactor decay heat etc.
Start Year 2008
 
Description isolde 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department ISOLDE Radioactive Ion Beam Facility
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution experiment proposed and performed, data analysed, published. Equipment (Ge detectors, digital EDAQ)
Collaborator Contribution expert manpower to run experiment
Impact publication. Future collaborations on reactor decay heat etc.
Start Year 2008
 
Description isolde 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution experiment proposed and performed, data analysed, published. Equipment (Ge detectors, digital EDAQ)
Collaborator Contribution expert manpower to run experiment
Impact publication. Future collaborations on reactor decay heat etc.
Start Year 2008
 
Description isolde 
Organisation University of Valencia
Department Corpuscular Physics Institute (IFIC)
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution experiment proposed and performed, data analysed, published. Equipment (Ge detectors, digital EDAQ)
Collaborator Contribution expert manpower to run experiment
Impact publication. Future collaborations on reactor decay heat etc.
Start Year 2008