Present and Future RIB Facilities

B R Fulton
2011 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
Over the past decade a range of facilities have been built which produce accelerated beams of short-lived radioactive nuclei. The advent of these beams has revolutionised nuclear physics research by removing the straightjacket that Nature had held us in when only the few stable nuclei were available to be used to initiate nuclear reactions. We can now probe further, and in more detail, towards the limits of nuclear stability, uncovering new structural phenomena and measuring the key nuclear
more » ... the key nuclear reactions that control the energy output and element production in explosive astrophysical sites. A new generation of facilities is now under construction or planning that will have the capability to extend our reach ever further. In this talk we will survey the capabilities and time lines of these facilities, as well as looking at the science areas that each will address. Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/312/5/052001 fatcat:pvpm5r77vbg6vdblbueilob6yu