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Ion traps in nuclear physics : recent results and achievements (2016)

Eronen, T., Kankainen, A., & Äystö, J. (2016). Ion traps in nuclear physics : recent results and achievements. Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics, 91, 259-293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppnp.2016.08.001

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All authors or editors: Eronen, Tommi; Kankainen, Anu; Äystö, Juha

Journal or series: Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics

ISSN: 0146-6410

eISSN: 1873-2224

Publication year: 2016

Volume: 91

Issue number: 0

Pages range: 259-293

Publisher: Pergamon

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppnp.2016.08.001

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/51669


Ion traps offer a way to determine nuclear binding energies through atomic mass measurements with a high accuracy and they are routinely used to provide isotopically or even isomerically pure beams of short-living ions for post-trap decay spectroscopy experiments. In this review, different ion-trapping techniques and progresses in recent nuclear physics experiments employing low-energy ion traps are discussed. The main focus in this review is on the benefit of recent high accuracy mass measurements to solve some key problems in physics related to nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics as well as neutrinos. Also, several cases of decay spectroscopy experiments utilizing trap-purified ion samples are summarized.

Keywords: astrophysics; nuclear physics; particle physics; ion-mobility spectrometry

Free keywords: Atomic mass; Atomic mass measurements; Decay spectroscopies; Ion traps; Mass measurements; Nuclear astro-physics; Nuclear binding energy; Physics experiments; trap-assisted spectroscopy

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Reporting Year: 2016

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