Understanding the r-process using AIDA

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

Around half of all heavy elements beyond Iron are produced by the rapid neutron capture process (r-process). This process occurs in explosive, neutron rich environments, although the exact astrophysical site of this is unknown. Nuclear reactions on exotic, unstable nuclei are a key feature of this process, and as such more information is needed on these nuclei to better understand the r-process. To this end, experiments are being performed to obtain half-lives and beta-delayed neutron emission probabilities of these exotic nuclei using the Advanced Implantation Detector Array (AIDA), a precise silicon strip detector array.

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Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/S505377/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2022
2144704 Studentship ST/S505377/1 01/09/2018 28/02/2022 Corrigan Appleton