Feb 12 – 14, 2007
Europe/Zurich timezone

The Recoil-In-Vacuum method for g-factor measurments on radioactive beams.

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Council Chamber, 503/1-001 (CERN)

Council Chamber, 503/1-001



Stone Nicholas (University of Oxford)


The spins of excited states produced in many nuclear reactions exhibit a degree of alignment.The recoil-in-vacuum method extracts g-factors of shoft-lived (ps- ns) nuclear states from the attenuation of angular distribution of decay products from these aligned states caused by precession of the nuclear spin about the unoriented electronic spins of ions which recoil from the target into vacuum. This talk will outline published work demonstrating the potential of this method when applied to states excited in radioactive beams by Coulomb excitation. Recent experiments at the HRIBF Facility, ORNL, seeking to explore accessible ranges of lifetime correlated with the element and charge state of the recoiling ions will be described. Potential use at REX-ISOLDE will be urged.

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Stone Nicholas (University of Oxford)

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