Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Thu., August 25, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Nuclear moment measurements at NSCL

Paul Mantica, NSCL, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Building 6008 Conference Room

Electromagnetic moments can serve to stringently test nuclear structure models by providing important details on the composition of state wavefunctions and the charge distribution within the nucleus. In years past, we have used the method of beta-detected nuclear magnetic resonance on spin-polarized beams of rare isotopes to deduce ground-state magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole moments of neutron-deficient nuclei. More recently, we have installed and commissioned a beam line to perform collinear laser spectroscopy on rare isotopes initially produced by projectile fragmentation and converted to a low-energy (60 kV) beam following thermalization in a gas cell. I will discuss the past successes and future prospects in the study of nuclear moments of short-lived radioisotopes at NSCL.