Discrete Gamma Spectroscopy of Atomic Nuclei Laboratory



 

 

  • We investigate the low energy response of atomic nuclei to rotational stress using a powerful “femtoscope‘’ consisting of segmented high purity Germanium detectors. The nuclei are prepared in excited states (with 1021 rotations per second) using energetic beams from the heavy ion accelerators. The fast rotating nucleus decays to its ground state, through the intermediate excited states, emitting copious gamma rays that are measured by the  femtoscope.  By casting the nuclei to various shapes and studying their decays, the emergent properties of complex nuclear many-body system are elucidated.   

 

 

 Tools and Techniques :

 

  •  Members  in the group are involved in the simulation, design and testing of state-of-the-art radiation detectors  required for the investigation of nuclear structure.  The young investigators in the group  get the opportunities to work on advanced digital signal processing scheme and  data analysis.