New Ideas in Nuclear Structure Physics

  • Neil Rowley


Just over a century after the discovery of radioactivity by Becquerel and of new elements by the Curies, we have begun to master the techniques of performing experiments with radioactive beams. And, of course, the search for other new elements goes on. At the same time the exploitation of γ-ray arrays of increasing power pushes observation limits lower and lower in the search for new phenomena at high spins. Ancillary devices, capable of giving cleaner channel selection, also permit the study of higher-mass systems and of more exotic charge-to-mass ratios even with stable beams.

A personal selection of some of the topics of interest will be presented, as well as some comments on how relatively simple detection systems can still make major contributions to our understanding of nuclear structure and reactions.


Nuclear Structure Exotic Nucleus Radioactive Beam Proton Emission Calcium Isotope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil Rowley
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  1. 1.Institut de Recherches SubatomiquesStrasbourg Cedex 2France

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