NuSTAR PROJECT COORDINATION

Lead Research Organisation: University of Surrey

Abstract

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Publications

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Lalovic N (2018) Study of isomeric states in 198,200,202,206 Pb and 206 Hg populated in fragmentation reactions in Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics

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Caballero-Folch R (2016) First Measurement of Several ß-Delayed Neutron Emitting Isotopes Beyond N=126. in Physical review letters

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Lalkovski S (2016) The UK NuStAR Project in Acta Physica Polonica B

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Moschner K (2016) Relativistic Coulomb excitation of Kr 88 in Physical Review C

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Agramunt J (2016) Characterization of a neutron-beta counting system with beta-delayed neutron emitters in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

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Reifarth R (2016) Nuclear astrophysics with radioactive ions at FAIR in Journal of Physics: Conference Series

 
Description AGATA 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution setting up the AGATA demonstrator at Legnaro, Italy. Running the first AGATA+PRISMA experiment. Writing data analysis code. Contributing to GEANT4 simulations.
Collaborator Contribution the main UK institution in this multi-institution grant.
Impact paper on simulations; analysis of tests contributed to improving the system, especially software.
 
Description AGATA 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution setting up the AGATA demonstrator at Legnaro, Italy. Running the first AGATA+PRISMA experiment. Writing data analysis code. Contributing to GEANT4 simulations.
Collaborator Contribution the main UK institution in this multi-institution grant.
Impact paper on simulations; analysis of tests contributed to improving the system, especially software.
 
Description ASY-EOS Collaboration 
Organisation Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Department GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborative research/experiments. Data analysis and monte carlo simulations (supervision of PhD students and PDRA), scientific input (experimental proposals, authorship of publications...). Manpower (research staff, PhD students) for running experiments. Presentations at collaboration meetings, workshops, conferences.
Collaborator Contribution Access to research large-scale facility and beam time, instrumentation for experiments, technical support, PhD students and research staff, etc.
Impact Publications. PhD theses (P. Wu, S. Gannon in progress). Training of PhD students and research staff. Invitations to speak at meetings, workshops, conferences.
Start Year 2006
 
Description LYCCA at Koln 
Organisation University of Cologne
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have entered a collaboration with the University of Koln to install, test and utilise the LYCCA calorimeter (built using funding from the current award) at the accelerator facility at the University of Koln Physics department. York provided manpower and co-ordination and funds for building the LYCCA mechanics and testing the equipment. All of the equipment used was funded by the UK NuSTAR grant - through York and Daresbury Laboratory.
Collaborator Contribution Colleagues at the University of Koln have provided manpower, mechanical design effort and, crucially, beam time for testing and utilising the LYCCA array prior to eventual deployment at FAIR.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description R3B Collaboration (NUSTAR) 
Organisation Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research
Department Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics and Reactions
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborative research/experiments. Leadership in design and construction of detection systems (e.g. Si Tracker and associated EDAQ). Data analysis and monte carlo simulations (supervision of PhD students), scientific input (experimental proposals, authorship of publications...). Manpower (technical and research staff, PhD students) for construction of equipment and running experiments.. Presentations at collaboration meetings, workshops, conferences.
Collaborator Contribution Access to research large-scale facility and beam time, instrumentation for experiments, technical support, PhD students and research staff, etc. T. Aumann spokesperson of R3B collaboration.
Impact Publications. PhD theses (S. Paschalis, J. Taylor). Training of PhD students and research staff. Invitations to speak at meetings, workshops, conferences. Project leadership of Si tracker (NUSTAR-UK project grant).
 
Description R3B Collaboration (NUSTAR) 
Organisation Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaborative research/experiments. Leadership in design and construction of detection systems (e.g. Si Tracker and associated EDAQ). Data analysis and monte carlo simulations (supervision of PhD students), scientific input (experimental proposals, authorship of publications...). Manpower (technical and research staff, PhD students) for construction of equipment and running experiments.. Presentations at collaboration meetings, workshops, conferences.
Collaborator Contribution Access to research large-scale facility and beam time, instrumentation for experiments, technical support, PhD students and research staff, etc. T. Aumann spokesperson of R3B collaboration.
Impact Publications. PhD theses (S. Paschalis, J. Taylor). Training of PhD students and research staff. Invitations to speak at meetings, workshops, conferences. Project leadership of Si tracker (NUSTAR-UK project grant).
 
Description R3B Collaboration (NUSTAR) 
Organisation Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Department GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborative research/experiments. Leadership in design and construction of detection systems (e.g. Si Tracker and associated EDAQ). Data analysis and monte carlo simulations (supervision of PhD students), scientific input (experimental proposals, authorship of publications...). Manpower (technical and research staff, PhD students) for construction of equipment and running experiments.. Presentations at collaboration meetings, workshops, conferences.
Collaborator Contribution Access to research large-scale facility and beam time, instrumentation for experiments, technical support, PhD students and research staff, etc. T. Aumann spokesperson of R3B collaboration.
Impact Publications. PhD theses (S. Paschalis, J. Taylor). Training of PhD students and research staff. Invitations to speak at meetings, workshops, conferences. Project leadership of Si tracker (NUSTAR-UK project grant).
 
Description SAMURAI Collaboration 
Organisation Michigan State University
Department National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative research/experiments. Data analysis and monte carlo simulations (supervision of PhD student), scientific input (experimental proposals, authorship of publications...). Manpower (research staff, PhD student) for construction of TPC and running experiments. Presentations at collaboration meetings, workshops, conferences.
Collaborator Contribution Access to research large-scale facility and beam time, instrumentation for experiments, technical support, PhD students and research staff, etc.
Impact Publications. PhD thesis in progress (W. Powell). Training of PhD student and research staff. Invitations to speak at meetings, workshops, conferences. Funding from RIKEN-Univ Liverpool agreement for PhD studentship.
Start Year 2011
 
Description SAMURAI Collaboration 
Organisation RIKEN
Department RIKEN-Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborative research/experiments. Data analysis and monte carlo simulations (supervision of PhD student), scientific input (experimental proposals, authorship of publications...). Manpower (research staff, PhD student) for construction of TPC and running experiments. Presentations at collaboration meetings, workshops, conferences.
Collaborator Contribution Access to research large-scale facility and beam time, instrumentation for experiments, technical support, PhD students and research staff, etc.
Impact Publications. PhD thesis in progress (W. Powell). Training of PhD student and research staff. Invitations to speak at meetings, workshops, conferences. Funding from RIKEN-Univ Liverpool agreement for PhD studentship.
Start Year 2011
 
Description UK-NUSTAR 
Organisation Daresbury Laboratory
Department Nuclear Physics Support Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany. Yorks contribution has been to construct and test the LYCCA device, including time-of-flight detectors, state of the art ASIC-based electronics systems and associated mechanical and electronic engineering.
Collaborator Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany.
Impact Construction of equipment for NUSTAR
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK-NUSTAR 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany. Yorks contribution has been to construct and test the LYCCA device, including time-of-flight detectors, state of the art ASIC-based electronics systems and associated mechanical and electronic engineering.
Collaborator Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany.
Impact Construction of equipment for NUSTAR
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK-NUSTAR 
Organisation University of Brighton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany. Yorks contribution has been to construct and test the LYCCA device, including time-of-flight detectors, state of the art ASIC-based electronics systems and associated mechanical and electronic engineering.
Collaborator Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany.
Impact Construction of equipment for NUSTAR
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK-NUSTAR 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany. Yorks contribution has been to construct and test the LYCCA device, including time-of-flight detectors, state of the art ASIC-based electronics systems and associated mechanical and electronic engineering.
Collaborator Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany.
Impact Construction of equipment for NUSTAR
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK-NUSTAR 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany. Yorks contribution has been to construct and test the LYCCA device, including time-of-flight detectors, state of the art ASIC-based electronics systems and associated mechanical and electronic engineering.
Collaborator Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany.
Impact Construction of equipment for NUSTAR
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK-NUSTAR 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany. Yorks contribution has been to construct and test the LYCCA device, including time-of-flight detectors, state of the art ASIC-based electronics systems and associated mechanical and electronic engineering.
Collaborator Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany.
Impact Construction of equipment for NUSTAR
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK-NUSTAR 
Organisation University of Surrey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany. Yorks contribution has been to construct and test the LYCCA device, including time-of-flight detectors, state of the art ASIC-based electronics systems and associated mechanical and electronic engineering.
Collaborator Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany.
Impact Construction of equipment for NUSTAR
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK-NUSTAR 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany. Yorks contribution has been to construct and test the LYCCA device, including time-of-flight detectors, state of the art ASIC-based electronics systems and associated mechanical and electronic engineering.
Collaborator Contribution We all work towards constructing and exploiting equipment for NUSTAR at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany.
Impact Construction of equipment for NUSTAR
Start Year 2009
 
Description IOP School Grants Scheme 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Funding awarded to Frodsham CE Primary school to visit Jodrell Bank Observatory.
I was the scientific partner for this grant who initiated the idea, helped formulate the funding request and took part in the visit with year 4 children.

Difficult to quantify.
Hopefully help broaden the provision of the science curriculum in this primary school and develop taste for physics/astrophysics in young children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Nuclear Physics Masterclasses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact About 20 six-formers attend practical activities in the new Canberra Laboratory at the Univ. of Liverpool award-winning CTL facilities and presentations over a number of days, including discussions in the Q&A part of the presentations.
I was the academic lead scientist for these masterclasses since 2012.

Difficult to quantify.
Hopefully help attract students to study Physics at University and develop awareness of Nuclear Physics impact on everyday life.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014
 
Description Women in Physics Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited Talk at Women in Physics (WiP) workshops, organised by the Physics Outreach Group of the University of Liverpool for girls in year 12 of high school, taking AS and/or A2 courses in Physics.

Difficult to quantify.
Hopefully help attract students to study Physics at University and develop awareness of Nuclear Physics impact on everyday life.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014