Time-of-Flight mass measurements and their importance for nuclear astrophysics

M. Matoš, A. Estrade, A. M. Amthor, D. Bazin, A. Becerril, T. Elliot, M. Famiano, A. Gade, D. Galaviz, G. Lorusso, J. Pereira, M. Portillo, A. Rogers, H. Schatz, D. Shapira, E. Smith, A. Stolz, M. Wallace

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Atomic masses play an important role in nuclear astrophysics. The lack of experimental values for nuclides of interest has triggered a rapid development of new mass measurement devices around the world, including Time-of-Flight (TOF) mass measurements offering an access to the most exotic nuclides. Recently, the TOF-Bγ technique that includes a position measurement for magnetic rigidity correction has been implemented at the NSCL. An experiment with a similar TOF-Bγ technique is approved and planned at the next generation radioactive beam facility (RIBF) at RIKEN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-698
Number of pages4
JournalActa Physica Polonica B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2009


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