Searching for the Edges of the Nuclear Landscape

Wei Jia Ong | 23-LW-025

Executive Summary

This project aims to find the limit of the nuclear landscape and investigate what happens to matter under ultra-high pressures by performing measurements of the nuclear properties of exotic neutron-rich nuclei in the region of sulfur and calcium. This work is necessary to fundamentally understand the interactions between protons and neutrons in atomic matter and answer the question of how the universe evolved.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Lubna, R. et al. 2023. “Decay of 36Mg and 36Al: Identification of a -decaying isomer in 36Al.” Phys. Rev. C 108, 014329.

Gray, T. et al. 2023. “Microsecond Isomer at the N=20 Island of Shape Inversion Observed at FRIB.” (2023) Phys. Rev. Lett. 130, 242501.

Crawford, H. et al. 2022. “Crossing N=28 Toward the Neutron Drip Line: First Measurement of Half-Lives at FRIB.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 212501.