The Role of Nuclear Orientation in Nuclear Structure Studies

Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 3-14

First online:

Nuclear orientation and nuclear structure

  • K. S. KraneAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Oregon State University

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The present generation of on-line nuclear orientation facilities promises to revolutionize the gathering of nuclear structure information, especially for the hitherto poorly known and understood nuclei far from stability. Following a brief review of the technological developments that have facilitated these experiments, the nuclear spectroscopic information that can be obtained is summarized. Applications to understanding nuclear structure are reviewed, and challenges for future studies are discussed.