First results with the rising active stopper

P. H. Regan, N. Alkhomashi, N. Al-Dahan, Zs PodolyÁk, S. B. Pietri, S. J. Steer, A. B. Garnsworthy, E. B. Suckling, P. D. Stevenson, G. Farrelly, I. J. Cullen, W. Gelletly, P. M. Walker, J. Benlliure, A. I. Morales, E. Casajeros, M. E. Estevez, J. Gerl, M. GÓrska, H. J. WollersheimP. Boutachkov, S. Tashenov, I. Kojouharov, H. Schaffner, N. Kurz, R. Kumar, B. Rubio, A. Algora, F. Molina, J. Grebosz, G. Benzoni, D. MÜcher, A. M. Bruce, A. M.Denis Bacelar, S. Lalkovski, Y. Fujita, A. Tamii, R. Hoischen, Z. Liu, P. J. Woods, C. Mihai, J. J. Valiente-DobÓn

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This paper outlines some of the physics opportunities available with the GSI RISING active stopper and presents preliminary results from an experiment aimed at performing beta-delayed gamma-ray spectroscopic studies in heavy-neutron-rich nuclei produced following the projectile fragmentation of a 1 GeV per nucleon 208Pb primary beam. The energy response of the silicon active stopping detector for both heavy secondary fragments and beta-particles is demonstrated and preliminary results on the decays of neutron-rich Tantalum (Ta) to Tungsten (W) isotopes are presented as examples of the potential of this technique to allow new structural studies in hitherto experimentally unreachable heavy, neutron-rich nuclei. The resulting spectral information inferred from excited states in the tungsten daughter nuclei are compared with results from axially symmetric HartreeFock calculations of the nuclear shape and suggest a change in ground state structure for the N = 116 isotone 190W compared to the lighter isotopes of this element. © 2008 World Scientific Publishing Company.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Journal of Modern Physics E -
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …


ConferenceInternational Journal of Modern Physics E
Period1/01/09 → …


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