Departmental Seminar

Isomers in storage rings: the case of 212Bi

Phil Walker

Professor Phil Walker

Director of Research, Head of the Center for Nuclear and Radiation Physics (CNRP),
University of Surrey


The ability to store highly charged ions for long periods of time opens up novel experimental possibilities. The focus here is on what can be done with nuclear isomers in the experimental storage ring at GSI, to learn about nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics and the atomic/nuclear interface. The talk will illustrate the basic experimental techniques and the features that can be observed. New results for 212Bi will be presented.

Date & time

Fri 2 Aug 2013, 11am–12.30pm


Nuclear Physics Seminar Room, Building 57, West end of Garran Road


Staff, students and public welcome