NUclear STructure, Astrophysics and Reactions (NUSTAR)
The nuclear structure, astrophysics and reactions groups in Lund are responsible for an internationally competitive line of research by exploiting existing stable and radioactive ion-beam facilities, in particular the
- GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH - on the road to FAIR
- the ISOLDE experiment at CERN
For the majority of our research activities, high-resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy of nuclei far from the line of stability is the entry point to extend and refine existing knowledge on nuclear structure and, subsequently, astrophysical processes relevant for the creation of heavy elements. Thereby, we enjoy a fruitful collaboration with our theoretical colleagues at the Division of Mathematical Physics.
Our research lines are paralleled by preparing key instrumentation for the NUSTAR pillar of the upcoming Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) (watch this youtube clip om FAIR). The CATE project provides infrastructure for the HIE-ISOLDE upgrade.
Please follow the links to learn more about ourselves and our main lines of research and detector developments:
ISOLDE at CERN
Reactions and decay of radioactive nuclei produced via the ISOL method
J. Cederkäll et al.
R3B at FAIR
Relativistic with reactions of radioactive beams
FAIR and GSI
J. Cederkäll, B. Jakobsson, P. Golubev, et al.
TASISpec & ChaSE Lundium (KAW)
Creation, fingerprinting, and spectroscopy of (super)heavy elements
GSI and LBNL
Element 115 (moscovium, Mc) Frequently Asked Questions APS Physics Newsmaker of 2013
D. Rudolph, L.G. Sarmiento, P. Golubev, et al.
Quantum-state selective decay spectroscopy
GSI, SHIPTRAP and University of Jyväskylä, JYFLTRAP
L.G. Sarmiento, D. Rudolph et al.
The Lund-York-Cologne CAlorimeter
FAIR and GSI - right now at the University of Cologne
P. Golubev, L.G. Sarmiento, D. Rudolph et al.
Relativistic Coulomb excitation and decay of exotic nuclei
GSI - on the road to HISPEC at FAIR-NUSTAR
D. Rudolph, J. Cederkäll, C. Fahlander et al.
In-beam particle-gamma coincidence spectroscopy
ANL GAMMASPHERE USA
D. Rudolph, P. Golubev, L.G. Sarmiento et al.