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Exotic Decay Spectroscopy Group

The Exotic Decay Spectroscopy Group investigates decay modes that occur only in very neutron-rich nuclei and in highly-charged ions with no or only a few electrons. The two experimental setups that are presently used for our research are located at RIKEN Nishina Center in Wako, Japan and at the Experimental Storage Ring at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany.

In Japan the BRIKEN (Beta-delayed neutrons at RIKEN) collaboration operates the worlds’ most efficient neutron detector array to measure half-lives and neutron-branching ratios of very short-lived nuclei at the border of the chart of nuclides. In Germany the ILIMA (Isomers, LIfetimes, and MAsses) collaboration operates several detectors in the existing storage ring at GSI and is building new devices for operation at the new radioactive-beam facility FAIR.