Magnetic moments of radioactive beams - an incisive probe of novel structures in neutron-rich nuclei

  • Stuchbery, Andrew (PI)
  • Koller, Noemie (CoI)
  • Mantica, Paul F (CoI)

    Project: Research

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    Description

    Despite decades of effort, a unified theory of atomic nuclei has remained elusive. Neutron-rich nuclei, which can only now be studied with large-scale radioactive beam accelerators, behave in new and unexpected ways. This exotic behaviour must be unraveled to formulate a general microscopic nuclear theory. To this end, the magnetic fields that originate within short-lived quantum states of neutron-rich nuclei will be measured as an extremely sensitive probe of their internal structure. Australian innovation has proved the necessary techniques. Improved production of polarized radioactive beams for interdisciplinary use, and a deeper understanding of exotic nuclei and their role in the creation of the elements will result.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0731/12/10

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$560,000.00

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