In these lectures the student will be given an overview of reaction processes such as elastic, inelastic and fusion at the energies relevant for the post-accelerated ISOLDE beams as well as direct reactions. The different information that can be obtained by studying such processes concerning both nuclear structure and nuclear reaction will be highlighted. The minimum theoretical background to understand and calculate some of these processes will be given.
The installation of TSR, as an experiment to be included in the HIE-ISOLDE programme, was recently approved by CERN’s Research Board. Such a facility will provide a capability for experiments with stored secondary beams that is unique in the world. The possible physics programme has already been laid out in a recent review: M. Grieser et al., Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 207, 1-117 (2012).
A series of four nuclear physics lectures given by Prof. Richard Casten from Yale University. These lectures will provide a simple overview of the structure of atomic nuclei, including empirical signatures of structure, the dependence of structure on proton and neutron numbers, the complementarity of microscopic ( nucleon-based) and macroscopic (many-body and symmetry perspective) approaches.
Large Scale Shell Model is the tool of choice for spectroscopic studies in the modern nuclear structure calculations. It can describe simultaneously the spectroscopic properties and decay of odd and even nuclei in a given mass region. Being fully microscopic, it is as well perfectly suited for studies of the fundamental properties of the nuclear force. The shell model code ANTOINE, created by E. Caurier in Strasbourg, is one of most popular shell model codes in the world.