Henning Schaffner

Learn More
The β-decay half-lives of 110 neutron-rich isotopes of the elements from _{37}Rb to _{50}Sn were measured at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory. The 40 new half-lives follow robust systematics and highlight the persistence of shell effects. The new data have direct implications for r-process calculations and reinforce the notion that the second (A≈130)(More)
—The performance of a position sensitive-ray scintil-lator detector (PSD) is described. This PSD is based on a lutetium yttrium oxyorthosilicate (LYSO) crystal read out by a crossed-wire anode position sensitive photomultiplier tube (PSPMT). The main difference with respect to similar existing devices is the individual multi-anode readout (IMAR) approach(More)
Future experiments on hypernuclei γ-spectroscopy at FINUDA@DAFNE and PANDA@FAIR require the operation of germanium detectors in high magnetic fields (B ≈ 1 T). The performance of these detectors in such an environment has not been well investigated. In particular, one might expect three problems to arise: (i) breakdown of FETs in the preamplifiers, (ii)(More)
Delayed γ-ray cascades, originating from the decay of (6⁺) isomeric states, in the very neutron-rich, semimagic isotopes (136,138)Sn have been observed following the projectile fission of a ²³⁸U beam at RIBF, RIKEN. The wave functions of these isomeric states are proposed to be predominantly a fully aligned pair of f(7/2) neutrons. Shell-model calculations,(More)
The performance of a position sensitive gamma-ray scintillator detector (PSD) is described. This PSD is based on a lutetium yttrium oxyorthosilicate (LYSO) crystal read out by a crossed-wire anode position sensitive photomultiplier tube (PSPMT). The main difference with respect to similar existing devices is the individual multi-anode readout (IMAR)(More)
A systematic study of the population probabilities of microsecond isomers produced following the fragmentation of 208 Pb projectiles at 1 GeV/nucleon has been undertaken at the SIS/FRS facility at GSI Darmstadt. Gamma decays from approximately 20 isomeric states, mainly in the rare-earth and transitional nuclei with Aϳ180, were identified and the(More)
100 Sn is a unique case in the nuclear landscape, being doubly magic and the heaviest particle-stable N=Z nucleus. It had been produced and studied already in two FRS experiments [1,2] identifying together eight events. With the improved intensities from the SIS an experiment with good statistics became feasible. We have produced 100 Sn and nuclei in its(More)
The β decay of five heavy, neutron-rich nuclei, 204,203 Pt and 202−200 Ir, has been investigated following relativistic cold fragmentation reactions of lead projectiles using the FRS+RISING set up at GSI. This paper reports on the study of the low-lying states in the decay daughter nuclei 204,203 Au and 202−200 Pt. The characteristic γ rays for each nucleus(More)
The ^{54}Fe nucleus was populated from a ^{56}Fe beam impinging on a Be target with an energy of E/A=500  MeV. The internal decay via γ-ray emission of the 10^{+} metastable state was observed. As the structure of this isomeric state has to involve at least four unpaired nucleons, it cannot be populated in a simple two-neutron removal reaction from the(More)
Two short-lived isotopes ^{221}U and ^{222}U were produced as evaporation residues in the fusion reaction ^{50}Ti+^{176}Yb at the gas-filled recoil separator TASCA. An α decay with an energy of E_{α}=9.31(5)  MeV and half-life T_{1/2}=4.7(7)  μs was attributed to ^{222}U. The new isotope ^{221}U was identified in α-decay chains starting with E_{α}=9.71(5) (More)