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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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - 21 Oct 2020
Event9th Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics, NPA 2019 - Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 15 Sep 201920 Sep 2019


FundersFunder number
Hessian Ministry for Science and Art
Justus Liebig Universität Gießen
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme654002
Helmholtz Graduate School for Hadron and Ion Research
European Research CouncilENSAR2
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung05P19RGFN1, 05P16RGFN1
Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and SciencePN 19 06 01 05
Russian Science Foundation19-42-02014
Horizon 2020771036
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Ministry of Energy, Israel217-11-023


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