Multi-nucleon transfer reactions at ion catcher facilities - A new way to produce and study heavy neutron-rich nuclei

Super-FRS Experiment and IGISOL Collaborations

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Abstract

The production of very neutron-rich nuclides heavier than fission fragments is an ongoing experimental challenge. Multi-nucleon transfer reactions (MNT) have been suggested as a method to produce these nuclides. By thermalizing the reaction products in gas-filled stopping cells, we can deliver them as cooled highquality beams to decay, laser and mass spectrometry experiments. High precision mass spectrometry will allow for the first time to universally and unambiguously identify the atomic and proton numbers of the ions produced in MNT reactions. In this way their ground and isomeric state properties can be studied in high-precision measurements. In experiments at IGISOL, Finland and at FRS Ion Catcher, Germany, we have done and will perform broadband measurements of the reaction products, with the aim to improve the understanding of the reaction mechanism and to determine the properties of the ground and isomeric states of the produced nuclides. First results and preparations for upcoming experiments are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012012
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1668
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Oct 2020
Event9th Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics, NPA 2019 - Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 15 Sep 201920 Sep 2019

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