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Precise ground state properties of the heaviest elements for studies of their atomic and nuclear structure

Michael Block
From the journal Radiochimica Acta

Abstract

The precise determination of atomic and nuclear properties such as masses, differential charge radii, nuclear spins and electromagnetic moments of exotic nuclides has recently been extended to the region of the heaviest elements. To this end, ion trap-based techniques and laser spectroscopy methods have been employed to provide information complementary to that obtained by nuclear spectroscopy. This enables more detailed studies of the atomic and nuclear structure of these exotic nuclides far from stability. This contribution summarizes some of the recent achievements and addresses future perspectives for measurements on even heavier elements.


Dedicated to: The memory of Professor Günter Herrmann.


Acknowledgements

The contributions of the members of the SHIPTRAP, TRIGATRAP and RADRIS collaborations to the experiments reviewed in this manuscript are gratefully acknowledged. This work has been financially supported in part by BMBF within the grant 05P18UMFN1. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 654002.

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Received: 2018-12-31
Accepted: 2019-03-14
Published Online: 2019-04-18
Published in Print: 2019-07-26

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