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Between atomic and nuclear physics: radioactive decays of highly-charged ions

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  • Dinko Atanasov
  • Klaus Blaum
  • Fritz Bosch
  • Carsten Brandau
  • Paul Buehler
  • Xiangcheng Chen
  • Iris Dillmann
  • Thomas Faestermann
  • Bingshui Gao
  • Hans Geissel
  • Roman Gernhaeuser
  • Siegbert Hagmann
  • Takuji Izumikawa
  • Pierre-Michel Hillenbrand
  • Christophor Kozhuharov
  • Jan Kurcewicz
  • Sergey A. Litvinov
  • Yuri A. Litvinov
  • Xinwen Ma
  • Gottfried Muenzenberg
  • Mohammad Ali Najafi
  • Fritz Nolden
  • Takashi Ohtsubo
  • Akira Ozawa
  • Fatma Cagla Ozturk
  • Zygmunt Patyk
  • Matthew Reed
  • Rene Reifarth
  • Mohammad Shahab Sanjari
  • Dieter Schneider
  • Markus Steck
  • Thomas Stoehlker
  • Baohua Sun
  • Fumi Suzaki
  • Takeshi Suzuki
  • Christian Trageser
  • Xiaolin Tu
  • Tomohiro Uesaka
  • Philip Walker
  • Meng Wang
  • Helmut Weick
  • Nicolas Winckler
  • Philip Woods
  • Hushan Xu
  • Takayuki Yamaguchi
  • Xinliang Yan
  • Yuhu Zhang
  • FRS-ESR
  • ILIMA
  • SPARC
  • TBWD Collaborations

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Original languageEnglish
Article number144024
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume48
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Jul 2015

Abstract

Highly charged radioactive ions can be stored for extended periods of time in storage rings which allows for precision measurements of their decay modes. The straightforward motivation for performing such studies is that fully ionised nuclei or few-electron ions can be viewed as clean quantum-mechanical systems, in which the interactions of the many electrons can be either excluded or treated precisely. Thus, the influence of the electron shell on the decay probability can be investigated. Another important motivation is stellar nucleosynthesis, which proceeds at high temperatures and the involved atoms are therefore highly ionised. Presented here is a compact review of the relevant experiments conducted at heavy-ion storage rings. Furthermore, we outline the perspectives for future experiments at new-generation storage-ring facilities.

    Research areas

  • highly charged ions, radioactive decays, storage rings, FRS-ESR FACILITY, STORED EXOTIC NUCLEI, ORBITAL ELECTRON-CAPTURE, ISOCHRONOUS MASS-SPECTROMETRY, EXPERIMENTAL STORAGE-RING, HALF-LIFE MEASUREMENTS, STATE BETA-DECAY, RESONANT SCHOTTKY PICKUP, RELATIVISTIC HEAVY-IONS, LARGE-SCALE MASS

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