Manchester Particle Physics Seminars, Colloquia and Meetings

Extending the limits of laser spectroscopy

by Kieran Flanagan

Friday, 18 January 2019 from to (Europe/London)
at Schuster ( 54-6-6.40 - Niels Bohr Common Room )
This presentation will discuss the recent results and progress by the Collinear resonance ionization spectroscopy (CRIS) experiment at ISOLDE CERN. During the final year before LS2 nearly 100 shifts of beam time was taken (more than any other experiment at ISOLDE), which was used to address many exciting and challenging physics problems. The importance of these results, in connection with long-standing nuclear structure puzzles in the regions around 100Sn, 132Sn and 52Ca and their potential impact on nuclear theory will be outlined. At the end of 2018 the CRIS collaboration began a new and challenging experimental campaign to study molecular species. This culminated in the first molecular spectroscopy of the radioactive species RaF as part of the international effort to develop a molecular cooling and trapping scheme for EDM searches.  The preliminary results from this campaign will be presented.