May 29, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center
US/Pacific timezone

Probing Explosive Nucleosynthesis with TwinSol Measurements

May 30, 2018, 3:00 PM
North Foyer | Joshua Tree Room (Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center)

North Foyer | Joshua Tree Room

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center

44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210, USA


Dan Bardayan (University of Notre Dame)


The nucleosynthesis occurring in astrophysical explosions can be very different than that which occurs in main sequence stars such as our sun. In fact, many of the properties of explosive astrophysical events are determined by the nuclear physics of the radioactive nuclei that power the explosion. At the University of Notre Dame TwinSol radioactive beam separator, exotic nuclei of astrophysical interest are being produced and studied in order to further our understanding of astrophysical explosions. In fact, TwinSol was one of the first such devices in the United States dedicated to radioactive beam production. Recent studies include the first neutron angular distribution measurement from a (d,n) reaction on an exotic beam and some of the most precise half-life measurements to constrain elements in the CKM matrix. These studies along with future plans and upgrades will be presented.
E-mail [email protected]
Collaboration name TwinSol Collaboration
Funding source National Science Foundation

Primary author

Dan Bardayan (University of Notre Dame)

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