Making a journey into the heart of rare isotopes
The IRIS facility, is an innovative rare isotope reaction spectroscopy station led by Saint Mary's University, Halifax, located at TRIUMF. To reach into the heart of the rarest isotopes, the facility utilizes reactions with a frozen (solid) hydrogen target, a pioneering attempt for such investigations in the world. It was commissioned in 2012.
The experimental program at IRIS encompasses:
1. Fundamentals of rare isotopes
2. Nuclear astrophysics