Statistical analyses on decay chains of superheavy nuclei
Figure. In a set of superheavy decay chains the lifetimes of each decay step is studied. This is an example of such a set. The statistical analysis could e.g. assess whether chain D3 has a common origin with chains D1, D2 & D4.
Sub-microsecond alpha-particle emitters studied with fast sampling ADCs
Can the conventional γ-ray collimator be improved with integrated cones?
Stopping distribution of No-254 ions entering the gas stopping cell @ SHIPTRAP
Two pulses, separated by only 1 µs recorded with a 60 MHz (1 channel = 17 ns) fast sampling ADC.
Two pulses, separated by only 1 µs recorded with a 60 MHz (1 channel = 17 ns) fast sampling ADC. A pulse corresponds to an alpha-particle in the detector.
A PhD in experimental nuclear physics
My PhD studies are stationed at Lund University. As a part of the Nuclear Structure group one of my main objectives is to shed light on the properties of the heaviest atomic nuclei through spectroscopy experiments. With a brand new type of germanium detectors, called Compex, a state of the art particle-γ coincidence detection chamber, Lundium, is to be developed. The aim with Lundium is to improve our understanding of nuclear shell structure and help answering the exciting research questions:
- How heavy can atomic elements be?
- Where is the “Island of Stability”?
My work will include a detailed characterisation of the Lundium chamber through a close interplay of Monte-Carlo simulations with Geant4 and measurements performed at a lab in Lund. Following this I will participate in; experiments at a large scale accelerator facility, data analysis, physics interpretation and presentation of results.
Read more about our groups research and the successful experiment on the element with 115 protons, moscovium.