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:
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.