The research interest of our group is broad yet holds a common strand: nuclear structure. Like many groups from IKS, our interest is in challenging the nuclear models and the nuclear structure by always going more exotic in our research. We also provide a wide number of inputs to the theoretical nuclear physics community to refine their models.
Our approach is to always reach for more exotic nuclei. This implies also lots of developments in experimental facilities like LISOL or ISOLDE and also research for the new generation facilities like S3 or EURISOL.
In practice, we study those exotic nuclei by means of decay spectroscopy: alpha-, beta- & gamma- decays, particle decays, exotic fissions. We also apply those techniques to observe other effects like in the in-source laser spectroscopy studies to obtain information on the nuclear moments and changes in the mean-square charge radius of nuclei.
Our research is vastly spread over the nuclear chart:
- Halo nuclei
- N=Z nuclei
- Signs of magicity around 68Ni
- Magicity at N=50 and the quest for 78Ni
- Spectroscopy of isotopes unavailable at ISOL facilities (Ru-Rh)
- Shape coexistence in the neutron-deficient isotopes around Z=82
- Structure of the trans-lead nuclei.