Nuclear and Accelerator-Based Physics Seminars

Suggestions for speakers are most welcome! Contact Tuomas Grahn or Anu Kankainen.

Upcoming Seminars

  • April 25, 2018 at 15:15 in FYS3. Xiaofei Yang (Peking University, China): Investigating nuclear structure of exotic isotopes by laser spectroscopy 

    High resolution laser spectroscopy can access to multiple nuclear properties of ground/isomeric states of radioactive nuclei far from stability, such as nuclear spins, nuclear magnetic and quadruple moments and charge radii [1]. These fundamental properties of exotic nuclei provide important information for the investigation of the nuclear structure in different regions of nuclear chart.

    The nuclear structure in several key regions of the nuclear chart can be investigated, by using two laser spectroscopy techniques CRIS and COLLAPS at ISOLDE, for example the structure of neutron-rich isotopes in the Ca region and in the Ni region. Currently, several experiments are on-going focusing on nuclear structure studies in these two regions [2-3].

    Multiple nuclear structure information has been achieved from the nuclear spins, moments and charge radii of neutron-rich Zn isotopes [2], which will be discussed in detail here. Introduction to on-going experiments on neutron-rich K, Sc and Ge [3] isotopes at COLLAPS and CRIS will be followed, together with some preliminary future research plans.


    [1] P. Campbell et al., Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics 86, 127 (2016).;
    [2] X. F. Yang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 182502 (2016); C. Wraith and X. F. Yang et al., Phys. Lett. B 771, 385 (2017); X.F. Yang et al., Submitted to Phys. Rev. C (2018). L. Xie and X. F Yang et al., To be submitted to Phys. Lett. B (2018)
    [3] X. F. Yang et al., CERN-INTC-2016-008/INTC-P-458, X.F. Yang, R. F. Garcia Ruiz et al., CERN-INTC-2017-087/INTC-P-528 X. F. Yang et al., CERN-INTC-2015-051/INTC-P-451 ; M. L. Bissell,X. F. Yang et al., CERN-INTC-2016-035/INTC-P-472 ; X. F. Yang, M.L. Bissel et al., CERN-INTC-2016-036/INTC-I-170.

Past Seminars

  • April 19, 2018 at 14:15 in FYS3. Stuart Szwec (University of Jyväskylä): Probing nuclear structure using transfer reactions
  • April 13, 2018, at 13:15 in FYS3. Luca Marmugi (University College London): Ultra-cold Nuclear Matter: From Nuclear Radiuses to Collective Isomeric Decays
  • February 1, 2018, at 15:15 in FYS3. Muneer Sakildien (iThemba Labs, South Africa): An overview of the iThemba LABS facilities