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EPSRC Reference: GR/N38558/01
Title: NUCLEON TRANSFER AND COULOMB EXCITATION WITH RADIOACTIVE BEAMS
Principal Investigator: Chapman, Professor R
Other Investigators:
Spohr, Dr K Davison, Dr M
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
CNRS Group GIE Grand Accelerateur National d Ions Laboratoire de Physique
Department: Networking and Multimedia
Organisation: University of the West of Scotland
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 December 2000 Ends: 30 November 2004 Value (£): 556,071
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Nuclear Structure
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Related Grants:
GR/R38958/01 GR/N38541/01 GR/N38565/01 GR/N38510/01
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
23 Jun 2000 PPP May 2000 Deferred
Summary on Grant Application Form
We propose to design, construct and commission a very large solid angle charged-particle detector array which, in combination with the EPSRC funded EXOGAM gamma-ray array, will provide an extremely powerful experimental resource at SPIRAL for the study of nucleon transfer reactions and Coulomb excitation using radioactive nuclear beams. Nucleon transfer reactions will provide a direct method to probe the microscopic structure of exotic nuclei far from stability. We will probe the distribution of single particle strength and the radial distribution of single nucleon orbits in hitherto uncharted areas of the nuclear landscape. Measurements of nucleon wave function tail sizes will provide a direct measure of the spatial extent of specific nucleons in halo states. We have recent experience in this new field as a result of pioneering experiments performed at GANIL and we have extensive experience of one, two and multinucleon transfer reactions using both stable and radioactive (triton) beams. Coulomb excitation studies will be used to measure electromagnetic transition matrix elements connecting excitation studies will be used to measure electromagnetic transition matrix elements connecting excited states of exotic nuclei. Valuable information relating to nuclear collectivity and shell structure will be provided by these studies. These studies will make a major impact on our understanding of exotic neutron rich nuclei.
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