Precision Measurements to Test the Standard Model and for Explosive Nuclear Astrophysics [electronic resource] / by Adrian A. Valverde
- Valverde, Adrian A.
- Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019.
- 1st ed. 2019.
- Physical Description:
- XV, 102 pages 51 illustrations, 45 illustrations in color : online resource
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- Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research, 2190-5053
- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Half-life Measurement of 11C for Testing the Standard Model -- Chapter 3. The LEBIT Facility and Penning Traps -- Chapter 4. Mass Measurement of 56Cu for the Astrophysical rp Process -- Chapter 5. A Cooler-Buncher for the N = 126 Factory -- Chapter 6. Summary and Outlook.
- This thesis presents two significant results in the field of precision measurements in low-energy nuclear physics. Firstly, it presents a precise half-life determination of 11C, leading to the most precise ft-value for a beta decay transition between mirror nuclides, an important advance in the testing of the electroweak sector of the Standard Model. Secondly, it describes a high-precision mass measurement of 56Cu, a critical nucleus for determining the path of the astrophysical rapid-proton capture process, performed by the author using the LEBIT Penning trap at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. This new measurement resolves discrepancies in previously-reported calculated mass excesses. In addition, the thesis also presents the construction and testing of a radio-frequency quadrupole cooler and buncher that will be part of the future N = 126 factory at Argonne National Laboratory aimed at producing nuclei of interest for the astrophysical rapid-neutron capture process for the first time.
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