Realistic physics perspectives using radioactive beams from SPIRAL at GANIL

Authors
Citation
G. De France, Realistic physics perspectives using radioactive beams from SPIRAL at GANIL, ACT PHY P B, 30(5), 1999, pp. 1661-1675
Citations number
41
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA B
ISSN journal
0587-4254 → ACNP
Volume
30
Issue
5
Year of publication
1999
Pages
1661 - 1675
Database
ISI
SICI code
0587-4254(199905)30:5<1661:RPPURB>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
The majority of the large international community in nuclear physics is loo king towards the use of radioactive ion beams to broaden the horizon of our understanding of the physics of the nucleus. In theory, the use of radioac tive beams will open a new era in nuclear physics by allowing access to new isotopes and by increasing the production fates of nuclei which can presen tly only be populated with. extremely low cross-sections or not at all. How ever the beam intensities as well as the rather low variety of accelerated species will be constraints at least at the start up of the new facilities. A realistic physics program at SPIRAL is described as well as the necessar y experimental tools. These essentially consist in two major devices built in the framework of large european collaborations: the VAMOS spectrometer a nd the EXOGAM gamma-ray array.