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Nuclear Seminars 2016 Spring


  Title: Exploration beyond the neutron drip line with MoNA-LISA
  Speaker: Dr. Anthony Kuchera
  Institute: Michigan State University
  Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
  Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST
  Place: Nieuwland Science Hall, Room 124

  Abstract:

Determining the limits of nuclear existence and understanding the properties of nuclei away from stability are major goals for nuclear physics today. The nuclei that have the largest neutron-to-proton ratio are found beyond the neutron drip-line, where the number of neutrons that can be bound for a given element is exceeded. Even though these nuclei exist for incredibly short times, their properties are able to be measured with detectors such as the Modular Neutron Array (MoNA) and Large multi-Institutional Scintillator Array (LISA) at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL).

The MoNA collaboration has recently extended the measurements to nuclei which emit two neutrons such as 10He, 13Li, 16Be, and 26O. The next challenge is to identify decays by three and four neutrons. Recent results will be presented about a search for three-neutron emission from 15Be. In addition to spectroscopy, MoNA-LISA has also been used for nuclear reaction studies. Details on a recent experiment investigating nucleon-knockout reactions will be discussed.


Topic

Date

Speaker

89Zr (n,γ) cross sections from
a surrogate reaction approach
January 18 Dr. Shuya Ota
Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory
Special Nuclear Seminar
Nucleosynthesis in Type I X-ray Bursts: Exploring the αρ-Process through High Precision (ρ,t) Measurements
Friday
January 22
3-4pm
Mr. Alexander Long
University of Notre Dame
Direct Measurements of the 23Na(ρ,γ)24Mg Cross Section Underground at LUNA January 25 Mr. Axel Boeltzig
Gran Sasso Science Institute
L'Aquila, Italy
(α,ρ) reaction Measurements with ANASEN February 1 Mr. Kevin Macon
Louisiana State University
Examining nuclear shell structure effects on isoscalar giant monopole resonance and nuclear incompressibility near A~90 February 8 Dr. Yogesh Gupta
University of Notre Dame
Low-Energy 20Ne(p,γ)21Na Cross-section Study with the 5U-4 St. Ana Accelerator February 15 Ms. Stephanie Lyons
University of Notre Dame
Experimental study of level density, gamma-strength and optical potentials for reaction cross section calculations February 22 Dr. Alexander Voinov
Ohio University
Spring Break March 7
Inferring neutron capture rates
of short-lived isotopes
March 14 Dr. Sean Liddick
NSCL, MSU
Easter March 28
GRETINA, the gamma-ray energy tracking array, and its recent science results April 4 Dr. I-Yang Lee
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Putting together the pieces of the puzzle
for double beta decay
April 18 Prof. Dieter Frekers
University of Münster, Germany
Halo effective field theory constrains the solar Beryllium-7 + proton -> Boron-8 + photon rate April 25 Dr. Xilin Zhang
University of Washington
Results from GRETINA at ATLAS May 2 Dr. Michael Carpenter
Argonne National Laboratory
Life as a free neutron May 9 Prof. Nadia Fomin
University of Tennessee
Exploration beyond the neutron drip line with MoNA-LISA Tuesday
May 17
Dr. Anthony Kuchera
NSCL, MSU








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