Muonic atoms have been used to extract the most accurate nuclear charge radii based on the detection of X-rays from the muonic cascades. Most stable and a few unstable isotopes have been investigated with muonic atom spectroscopy techniques. A new research project recently started at the Paul Scherrer Institut aims to extend the highresolution muonic atom spectroscopy for the precise determination of nuclear charge radii and other nuclear structure properties of radioactive isotopes. The challenge to combine the high-energy muon beam with small quantity of stopping mass is being addressed by developing the concept of stopping the muon in a high-density, a high-pressure hydrogen cell and subsequent transfer of the muon to the element of interest. Status and perspectives of the project will be presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||6th Workshop on Nuclear Fission and Spectroscopy of Neutron-Rich Nuclei, FISSION 2017|
|State||Published - Nov 14 2018|
|Event||6th Workshop on Nuclear Fission and Spectroscopy of Neutron-Rich Nuclei, FISSION 2017 - Chamrousse, France|
Duration: Mar 20 2017 → Mar 24 2017
|Name||EPJ Web of Conferences|
|Conference||6th Workshop on Nuclear Fission and Spectroscopy of Neutron-Rich Nuclei, FISSION 2017|
|Period||3/20/17 → 3/24/17|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the Paul Scherrer Institut through the Career Return Programme, by the Swiss National Science Foundation through the Marie Heim-Vögtlin grant No. 164515 and the project grant No. 200021_165569. The experiment was performed at the πE5 beam line of PSI. We would like to thank the accelerator and support groups for the excellent conditions. Technical support by F. Barchetti, F. Burri, M. Meier and A. Stoykov from PSI and B. Zehr from the IPP workshop at ETHZ is gratefully acknowledged. We finally thank A. Weber from PSI for making the Au coating on the Cu foil.