nuclear physics

Nuclear physics is the field of physics that studies the constituents and interactions of atomic nuclei.

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ISOLDE data get deluxe theoretical treatment

A unique combination of high-quality experimental data and several state-of-the-art nuclear-physics models has resulted in an excellent agreement between experiment and theory

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Physics
14 January, 2022

Bismuth isotopes also alternate from spheres to rugby balls

The unusual nuclear physics phenomenon, first discovered at CERN’s ISOLDE facility 50 years ago, had until now been seen only in mercury isotopes

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Physics
18 November, 2021

Grabbing magic tin by the tail

The ISOLTRAP experiment at CERN’s ISOLDE facility has weighed the neighbouring indium nuclei of tin-100, shedding new light on this special “doubly magic” nucleus

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Physics
23 September, 2021
Physics
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23 September, 2021

CERN approves two new experiments to transport antimatter

The experiments are compact enough to be transported in a small truck or van

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Physics
26 March, 2021

Potassium nucleus loses some of its magic

A new study at ISOLDE finds no signature of a “magic” number of neutrons in potassium-51, challenging the proposed magic nature of nuclei with 32 neutrons

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Physics
29 January, 2021
Physics
News
29 January, 2021

ISOLDE steps into unexplored region of the nuclear chart

Knowledge of this almost uncharted region could help cast light on how gold and other heavy elements form in the universe

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Physics
27 January, 2020

ISOLDE’s new Offline 2 source nears completion

The final touches are being put to the new test facility to ready it for operation

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Experiments
07 October, 2019

Doubly magic nickel from one proton away

Scientists at CERN’s ISOLDE facility have helped confirm that Nickel-78 is doubly magic by examining its nuclear neighbour, copper-79

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Experiments
24 November, 2017
Experiments
News
24 November, 2017

Meet ISOLDE: Where did it all begin?

The first in our series to celebrate 50 years of physics at CERN’s oldest experiment, the ISOLDE facility

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Experiments
16 October, 2017
Experiments
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16 October, 2017

Meet ISOLDE: Targeting new discoveries

What is a target and how is it built? The second article in a series celebrating 50 years of physics at CERN’s longest running experimental facility

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Experiments
16 October, 2017
Experiments
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16 October, 2017

Meet ISOLDE: Future physics with HIE-ISOLDE

In the fourth part of our series, celebrating 50 years of physics at ISOLDE, we look at the almost-complete HIE-ISOLDE upgrade

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Experiments
16 October, 2017
Experiments
Feature
16 October, 2017

Meet ISOLDE: What can ISOLDE do for cancer research?

For the final part of our series celebrating 50 years of physics at ISOLDE, we see what impact research at ISOLDE can have on society

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Experiments
16 October, 2017
Experiments
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16 October, 2017