Measurement of Short Range Correlations on Exotic Nuclei at R3B using tRPCs


  • Call:

    PT-CERN Call 2021/1

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  • Supervisor:

    Daniel Galaviz Redondo

  • Co-Supervisor:

    Alberto Blanco castro

  • Institution:

    FCUL (Universidade de Lisboa)

  • Host Institution:

    Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas

  • Abstract:

    The goal of the present PhD project is the study for the first time of Short Range Correlations (SRC) in radioactive nuclei. In the framework of the R3B (Reactions with Relativistic Radioactive Beams) experiment of the FAIR laboratory, the candidate will study the high-momentum tail of NN pairs in 16C, the highest N/Z nucleus ever considered, by measuring the breakup reaction of this nuclear system on a proton target in inverse kinematics. The time-of-flight measurement technique will be used to determine the momenta of the relativistic protons emitted in the reaction process, with an improved resolution (about 1%) and a factor of 5 better precision, compared to current technique based on position measurement, thanks to the novelty use of a detector based on Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC). The implementation of the RPC detector as well as the analysis of the measured data will constitute the core of the program, including a 24 month stay at the TU-Darmstadt.