Nuclear Physics pole (PN)
Nuclear Physics pole (PN)

The Miniball germanium detector, using the first HIE-ISOLDE beams. Credit: Julian/CERN

The IJCLab Nuclear Physics department conducts fundamental experimental and theoretical researches in nuclear physics as well as in the field of radioactive ion beams and ion/matter interactions. Its area of expertise covers all aspects of nuclear structure, mainly addressed by spectroscopic techniques, and extends to the field of radioactive ion beam formation by the on-line isotope separation method (ISOL) but also molecular and nanoparticle beams and the associated ion emission surface analysis processes.

The main research themes addressed in the department concern:

  • heavy ions (central collisions, multi-fragmentation, strongly dissipative processes, molecular beams, ion/matter interactions)
  • superheavy nuclei (synthesis and structure, spectroscopy after recoil and/or thermalizing, fundamental properties)
  • exotic shapes and magicity (coexistence of shapes, triaxality and superdeformation)
  • exotic correlations (pn pairing, clustering, halos, drip lines)
  • nuclear astrophysics on accelerator

The experimental activities of the department take place locally (ALTO), nationally (GANIL) and internationally (ISOLDE, RIKEN, Jyväskylä, Argonne, Legnaro, Dubna...).

In parallel, the theorists of the Nuclear department are developing their research on the interaction that governs the mutual interactions of nucleons in the nuclear environment by means of density functionals, mean field approaches (relativistic or not) and techniques beyond the mean field. Their studies cover both the structure of nuclei and their interactions in nuclear reactions.

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#164 - Màj : 29/04/2021


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