A new differential plunger to measure lifetimes of unbound states in tagged exotic nuclei

M. J. Taylor, D M {Cullen}, A J {Smith}, V {Twist}, P M {Jones}, P {Nieminen}, T {Grahn}, P A {Butler}, M {Scheck}, B {Blank} (Editor)

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Abstract

A new differential plunger is being designed and built at the University of Manchester to measure lifetimes of unbound states in exotic nuclei approaching the proton drip‐line. The device is designed to work in both vacuum and gas environments and will primarily be used in conjunction with the gas filled separator RITU at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. This will enable the accurate measurement of excited state lifetimes identified via isomer and charged‐particle tagging. The plunger will be used to address many key facets of nuclear structure physics with particular emphasis on the effect of deformation on proton emission rates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Institute of Physics Conference Series
Pages149-152
Number of pages4
Volume1409
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Event4th International Conference on Proton Emitting Nuclei and Related Topics, PROCON2011 - Bordeaux
Duration: 1 Jul 2011 → …

Publication series

NameAmerican Institute of Physics Conference Series

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Proton Emitting Nuclei and Related Topics, PROCON2011
CityBordeaux
Period1/07/11 → …

Keywords

  • separation
  • proton emission decay
  • deformed nuclei
  • isotopes
  • nuclear collective states
  • Gas-filled counters: ionization chambers proportional and avalanche counters
  • Decay by proton emission
  • Mass and neutron distributions
  • Atomic masses mass spectra abundances and isotopes
  • Collective models

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Cancer Research Centre

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