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Nuclear rEaCTions At storage Rings

Project description

Next-generation nuclear-reaction experiments using unstable ion beams

Neutron-induced reaction cross sections are used to express the likelihood of interaction between an incident neutron and a target nucleus. Their study is essential for nuclear astrophysics, and also for applications in nuclear technology. However, measurements are very complicated as both projectile and target are radioactive. The EU-funded NECTAR project will overcome this issue by combining surrogate reactions with ion storage rings, which provide unstable beams of extraordinary quality and make possible the use of ultrathin pure targets. The decay probabilities for fission as well as neutron and gamma ray emission of the nuclei produced by the surrogate reaction will be measured with unrivalled accuracy and enable much more accurate predictions of the desired neutron-induced cross sections.

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 2 500 000,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 2 500 000,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00