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The Why and Howof Radioactive-Beam Research

  • Mark Huyse
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 651)

Abstract

Research with radioactive ion beams has entered in the last decade a new era with the advent of energetic beams of radioactive nuclei which can induce nuclear reactions. The why and how of this research is discussed by presenting the open physics questions, the milestones in the exploration of the nuclear chart with special emphasis on obtained insight and knowledge also highlighting the experimental achievements and challenges. An outlook on the next generation of radioactive beam facilities concludes this lecture.

Keywords

Decay Mode Exotic Nucleus Superheavy Element Stable Nucleus Radioactive Nucleus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Huyse
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  1. 1.University of Leuven, Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, Celestijnenlaan 200 D, 3001 LeuvenBelgium

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