Raster scan of a coaxial HPGe detector
Figure. In a set of superheavy decay chains the lifetimes of each decay step is studied. This is an example of such a set. The statistical analysis could e.g. assess whether chain D3 has a common origin with chains D1, D2 & D4.
Stopping distribution of No-254 ions entering the gas stopping cell @ SHIPTRAP
Two pulses, separated by only 1 µs recorded with a 60 MHz (1 channel = 17 ns) fast sampling ADC.
Two pulses, separated by only 1 µs recorded with a 60 MHz (1 channel = 17 ns) fast sampling ADC. A pulse corresponds to an alpha-particle in the detector.
A PhD in experimental nuclear physics
My PhD studies are stationed at Lund University. As a part of the Nuclear Structure group one of my main objectives is to shed light on the properties of the heaviest atomic nuclei through spectroscopy experiments. With a brand new type of germanium detectors, called Compex, a state of the art particle-γ coincidence detection chamber, Lundium, is to be developed. The aim with Lundium is to improve our understanding of nuclear shell structure and help answering the exciting research questions:
- How heavy can atomic elements be?
- Where is the “Island of Stability”?
My work will include a detailed characterisation of the Lundium chamber through a close interplay of Monte-Carlo simulations with Geant4 and measurements performed at a lab in Lund. Following this I will participate in; experiments at a large scale accelerator facility, data analysis, physics interpretation and presentation of results.
Read more about our groups research and the successful experiment on the element with 115 protons, moscovium.
When conducting experiments you always make new friends. Here I am with CLUSTER, a component to detect γ rays.