Nuclear Structure of Exotic Nuclei from In-beam Nuclear Spectroscopy
A. Gade 1*
1 National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
The often surprising properties of neutron-rich nuclei have prompted extensive experimental and theoretical studies aimed at identifying the driving forces behind the dramatic changes encountered in the exotic regime. In-beam nuclear spectroscopy with fast beams and thick reaction targets – where gamma-ray spectroscopy is used to tag the final state – provides information on the single-particle structure as well as on collective degrees of freedom in nuclei that are accessible for experiments at beam rates of a few ions per second only. Recent results from nuclear spectroscopy experiments that utilize the interplay of nuclear-structure effects and reaction mechanisms will be presented.