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EPSRC Reference: GR/M97404/01
Title: STRUCTURE AND REACTIONS OF LIGHT NUCLEI
Principal Investigator: Freer, Professor M
Other Investigators:
Clarke, Dr N
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Australian National University (ANU) GIE Grand Accelerateur National d Ions Subatomic Research Inst Strasbourg IRES
Department: School of Physics and Astronomy
Organisation: University of Birmingham
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 September 2000 Ends: 30 November 2003 Value (£): 963,065
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Nuclear Structure
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Related Grants:
GR/R38927/01 GR/M97411/01 GR/M97428/02 GR/R20281/01
GR/M97381/01
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Summary on Grant Application Form
The proposed programme is an investigation into nuclear reactions and nuclear structure using charged particle spectroscopy techniques. A particular emphasis is on investigations of exotic nuclei, where present reaction and structure models fail. The programme can thus be divided into two parts; (i) the study of nuclear reactions involving weekly bound and high deformed nuclear systems, and (ii) the study of the spectroscopy of light proton and neutron-rich nuclei. In the former case the programme is designed to answer two long standing problems in nuclear physics, the failure of reaction models to describe reactions involving weakly bound and highly deformed N=Z nuclei. It is believed that this research programme will provide information pertinent to radioactive beam experiments, where nuclear reactions involving both deformed and weakly bound nuclei are being used to extract nuclear structure information.The second area of nuclear spectroscopy studies will use break-up reactions to probe exotic cluster structures, which have been predicted in light proton and neutron-rich nuclei. These cluster structures are expected to be the analogues of covalently bound atomic molecules.
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