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

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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 Jyvaskyla, 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 publicationThe 4TH International Conference on Proton Emitting Nuclei and Related Topics
EditorsBertram Blank
PublisherAIP Publishing
Volume1409
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-0983-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
EventThe 4TH International Conference on Proton Emitting Nuclei and Related Topics - Bordeaux, France
Duration: 6 Jun 201110 Jun 2011

Conference

ConferenceThe 4TH International Conference on Proton Emitting Nuclei and Related Topics
CountryFrance
CityBordeaux
Period6/06/1110/06/11

Keywords

  • differential plunger
  • lifetimes
  • deformation
  • emission rates

Cite this

Taylor, M. J., Cullen, D. M., Smith, A. J., Twist, V., Jones, P. M., Nieminen, P., Grahn, T., Butler, P. A., & Scheck, M. (2011). A new differential plunger to measure lifetimes of unbound states in tagged exotic nuclei. In B. Blank (Ed.), The 4TH International Conference on Proton Emitting Nuclei and Related Topics (Vol. 1409). AIP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3664168