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EPSRC Reference: GR/N38510/01
Title: NUCLEON TRANSFER AND COULOMB EXCITATION WITH RADIOACTIVE BEAMS
Principal Investigator: Catford, Professor W
Other Investigators:
Gelletly, Professor W
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
CNRS Group GIE Grand Accelerateur National d Ions Laboratoire de Physique
Department: Sch of Electronics & Physical Sciences
Organisation: University of Surrey
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 July 2001 Ends: 31 December 2005 Value (£): 698,020
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Nuclear Structure
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Related Grants:
GR/N38541/01 GR/R38958/01 GR/N38558/01 GR/N38565/01
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
23 Jun 2000 PPP May 2000 Deferred
Summary on Grant Application Form
Nuclear physics has been revolutionized by the development of radioactive beams, offering opportunities to apply the full power of nuclear spectroscopic techniques to exotic nuclei. The transfer of nucleons between nuclei is a powerful probe of the detailed structure, and recent first results for radioactive beams highlight the lack of knowledge about structure far from stability. Neutron haloes and neutron skins, plus the evolution of shell structure away from the valley of stability, require detailed exploration. We have established a leading role in this field. An excellent opportunity to capitalise on this is provided by th EXOGAM and VAMOS spectrometers at GANIL, France. We now have solid experience in this new field and urgently need a charged-particle array with a massive increase in efficiency. In addition to transfer studies, the TIARA array planned here will be an excellent vehicle for Coulomb excitation studies. This will allow electromagnetic matrix elements to be measured for the full range of low-lying states in very exotic nuclei, giving fundamentally new and complementary information about nuclear shapes and shell evolution. TIARA is fully integrate with EXOGAM and useable with other gamma-arrays, providing a key resource for the wider UK nuclear physics community and other collaborators.
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