Analysis methods of safe Coulomb-excitation experiments with radioactive ion beams using the GOSIA code

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  • Magda Zielinska
  • Liam Paul Gaffney
  • Kasia Wrzosek-Lipska
  • Emanuel Clément
  • Tuomas Grahn
  • Nele Kesteloot
  • Pawel Napiorkowski
  • Janne Pakarinen
  • Piet Van Duppen
  • Nigel Warr

Institutes & Expert groups

  • LNHB - Laboratoire National Henri Becquereal
  • UWS - University of the West of Scotland
  • GANIL - Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds
  • University of Jyväskylä - Finland
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Warsaw
  • University of Helsinki
  • KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Institut für Kernphysik der Universität zu Köln

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With the recent advances in radioactive ion beam technology, Coulomb excitation at safe energies becomes an important experimental tool in nuclear-structure physics. The usefulness of the technique to extract key information on the electromagnetic properties of nuclei has been demonstrated since the 1960s with stable beam and target combinations. New challenges present themselves when studying exotic nuclei with this technique, including dealing with low statistics or number of data points, absolute and relative normalisation of the measured cross-sections and a lack of complementary experimental data, such as excited-state lifetimes and branching ratios. This paper addresses some of these common issues and presents analysis techniques to extract transition strengths and quadrupole moments utilising the least-squares fit code, GOSIA.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalThe European Physical Journal A
Issue number99
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2016


  • Analysis, Coulomb-excitation

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