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Neutron-rich, EXotic, heavy nuclei produced in multi-nucleon Transfer reactions

Project description

Neutron-rich nuclei shed light on the formation of heavy elements

The r-process describes a set of nuclear reactions responsible for the creation of approximately half of the atomic nuclei heavier than iron. It remains unknown whether superheavy nuclei have been naturally formed in our universe. The EU-funded NEXT project will search for new neutron-rich exotic heavy nuclei using multi-nucleon transfer reactions. For this purpose, a new solenoid-based separator will be built. This novel setup will allow for the discovery of new isotopes and studies of their decay properties. By measuring their masses, researchers will be able to pin down the ground state properties of these nuclei. The project's results will shed further light on the evolution of nuclear shells in the heavy mass region.

Host institution

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 670 323,00
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 670 323,00

Beneficiaries (1)

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 670 323,00
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

See on map

Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 670 323,00