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Mai 2024
24 mai 2024

"Nuclear structure evolutions probed by transfer reaction and laser spectroscopy" (Louis Lalanne - IPHC)

Speakers: Louis Lalanne (IPHC) The atomic nucleus is a quantum many-body system composed of protons and neutrons, bound together by the nucleon nucleon interaction. Understanding how nuclear structure emerges from this interaction and how this structure evolves going far from the valley of stability has become one of the main quests of contemporary nuclear physic. In this seminar, several cases of nuclear structure evolution in exotic isotopes, revealed by different experimental methods will be presented and interpreted.  First the study of neutron deficient Ca isotopes using transfer reactions will be discussed, then preliminary results from laser spectroscopy experimental campaigns will be presented. The 36Ca nucleus has several fascinating properties bringing together multiple fields of nuclear physics. In the mirror pair 36Ca-36S, the Coulomb interaction induces large isospin symmetry breaking effects that act as a magnifying glass of the structure of the excited states. The study of the corresponding mirror energy differences then allows to probe their structures and shapes. Furthermore, with 16 neutrons and 20 protons, 36Ca is expected to show features of a doubly magic nuclei. The magicity of the N=16 sub-shell closure has already been highlighted far from stability, in the neutron rich 24O but have still not been evidenced in the proton rich region. Finally, the 35K(p,γ)36Ca reaction has been identified as one of the ten (p,γ) reactions having the largest impact on the luminosity profile emitted during Type Ia X-ray burst. In this seminar, experimental results obtained at GANIL using (p,d) and (p,t) transfer reactions on 35Ca and 36Ca will be presented, together with their implication in the study of isospin symmetry breaking, shell evolution and nuclear astrophysics. The Collinear Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy (CRIS) experiment is a laser spectroscopy setup operating at the ISOLDE facility of CERN, allowing to study the evolution of fundamental properties of the ground state (spin, electromagnetic moments and charge radii) as function of the neutron number. In the past few years, the CRIS collaboration undertaken several experimental campaigns aiming at the study of nuclear structure evolution along the Al and and Cr isotopic chains, together with the first experimental study of the RaF and AcF radioactive molecule. The neutron-rich Al isotopes provide an excellent opportunity to investigate the evolution of nuclear structure crossing the N = 20 shell closure and the transition into the N=20 island of inversion (IoI). The neutron rich Cr isotopes, located between the magical Ca and Ni, display the highest level of deformation and collectivity of the region. 64Cr is understood to be at the center of the N=40 island of inversion and the study of Cr ground state property from the stability to the N=40 IoI allows to get a comprehensive picture of the evolution from spherical and single particle behavior to deformed and collective structures. During this presentation, the preliminary results of these experiments will be presented together with the prospects of the CRIS experiment for 2024.

Juin 2024
27 juin 2024

Soutenance HDR Greg Henning

Speakers: Greg Henning (IPHC) Egalement via zoom:

Juillet 2024
01 juillet 2024

Chemistry experiments beyond lawrencium

Speakers: Patrick Steinegger The chemical characterization of superheavy elements (Z > 103) helps us to understand how relativistic effects influence the chemistry of the heaviest elements. Since there is no evidence for their existence in nature, radioisotopes of these exotic elements must be produced at the single atomic level with intense heavy ion beams from large accelerators and in combination with heavy actinide targets. Due to the low production rates and short half-lives of the produced radionuclides, a suitable chemistry experiment has to be tuned for highest efficiencies and fast processing times. This talk will first focus on the basics of gas phase chemistry experiments with superheavy elements including some examples. The main part of the talk will be devoted to the chemical characterization of nihonium (Nh, Z = 113) and our future experimental plans with other superheavy elements.

Octobre 2024
18 octobre 2024


Speakers: Nicolas Morange (IJCLab)