Laser Spectroscopy of Exotic Nuclei

Lead Research Organisation: University of Liverpool
Department Name: Physics


Laser Spectroscopy of Exotic Nuclei


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De Groote R (2020) Upgrades to the collinear laser spectroscopy experiment at the IGISOL in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/R504920/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
1947054 Studentship ST/R504920/1 01/10/2017 31/03/2021 Charlie Devlin
Description COLLAPS 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department CERN - ISOLDE
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My work with this collaboration has included the study of four isomeric chains - Al, Ge, Sc and Sb. For the first, detailed analysis is still underway through collaboration of myself and two other members of COLLAPS. For Ge, Sc and Sb I attended the beam times where these isotopes were studied.
Collaborator Contribution COLLAPS have provided their set-up and staff to the research. The expertise of their team allows for the beam line to be ready to use for each and every experiment. I have also been working with Hanne Heylen (a member of the COLLAPS local team) with the analysis of Al.
Impact Studies of 4 isotopic chains, work is still in analysis stage
Start Year 2018
Description Collinear Laser Spectroscopy at the IGISOL-IV Facility 
Organisation University of Jyvaskyla
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A total of 5 successful beam times measuring the isotopic chains of Ag, Pd and (for my PhD work) Y and Nb. My work has included offline work on the set-up to prepare for on-line beam times, shift work during the beam times and extensive analysis of the data taken.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute the facility and local staff which are of great importance to the running of the experiments. Furthermore, they contribute various parts of equipment which are crucial to the running of the lab.
Impact Upgrades to the collinear laser spectroscopy experiment at the IGISOL doi: 10.1016/j.nimb.2019.04.028 5 successful beam times, analysis still on-going. Two of the beam times with hopefully lead to successful PhD theses, including my own.
Start Year 2018
Description RADRIS 
Organisation Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Department GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Through previous and on-going beam times, we have measured for the first time the hyperfine structure of 255No and plan to continue to the lorentzium chain
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration have provided the equipment, facility and staff for this experiment to run.
Impact One successful beam time so far, analysis still in progress
Start Year 2018