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INPP Seminar | Tipping the Nuclear Scale: Beta-Decay Spectroscopy of (Very) Neutron Rich Nuclei, Oct. 3

The Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics seminar series presents Miguel Madurga discussing "Tipping the Nuclear Scale: Beta-Decay Spectroscopy of (Very) Neutron Rich Nuclei" on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. in Lindley 321.

 

Madurga is assistant professor of in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

 

Abstract: The continuing development of production and separation techniques allowing for the study of nuclei far away from the line of stability has spurred the low energy nuclear field for the past three decades. Large proton-neutron imbalances drive emerging exotic phenomena such as shape coexistence or halo distributions of nuclear matter, which in turn have helped refine our understanding of the nuclear interaction in the nuclear medium. In this talk I will discuss our experimental efforts using beta-delayed gamma and neutron spectroscopy to characterize the nuclear structure of neutron rich nuclei around doubly magic 132Sn. In particular I will concentrate in the role nucleon excitations across shell closures, driving both increasingly smaller decay-half lives and larger neutron branching ratios.

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