19-20 January 2015
SUBATECH / Mines Nantes
Europe/Zurich timezone


Collective Mode Study Through Beta Decay Measurements

The recent advances in radioactive ion beam science worldwide make the study of beta decay of nuclides with extremely large Qbeta windows feasible. Several ambitious beta decay campaigns are being or are foreseen to be performed in several installations in the world such as RIKEN, GANIL/SPIRAL2, HIE-ISOLDE, SPES, ALTO and Jyväskylä. The idea of this workshop is to investigate the possibility to enrich this program with questions poorly addressed (if addressed at all) up to now:

  • Is the beta-decay process a potential tool to investigate collective modes, including resonances, lying in the Qbeta window ?
  • Is beta strength an observable which reflects neutron skin effects in nuclei?

Experiment proposals aiming at investigating these questions are being submitted to major RIB facilities nowadays. In this context, we think that this topic is worth a larger discussion between theoreticians and experimentalists to better understand the real potentiality of this idea, and the detector developments which may be required. We would like also to investigate the possibility of forming a network of interest around this idea and potentially a full collaboration. Thus we are organising an informal "hands-on" workshop, with very open discussion fed by some theoretical presentations on nuclear models and theories linked to this subject and that can be compared with experimental results from beta-delayed gamma and neutron spectroscopy.

This workshop will be organized in the charming town of Nantes (France) from January 19. to January 20. 2015. Because of limitations in accommodation and to fulfill the workshop requirements, participation is by invitation only and is limited to about 35 participants.

No registration fees are asked. Lunches and dinners are at the charge of the participants.

To register to the workshop, follow this link.

A list of hotels can be found here.

A list of restaurants can be found here.

   Registration dates:

  • Registration opening: November 28th 2014.
  • Final electronic registration: December 18th 2014.


In case of any questions, please contact the local organizers