# Potential student research projects

The Research School of Physics & Engineering performs research at the cutting edge of a wide range of disciplines.

By undertaking your own research project at RSPE you could open up an exciting career in science.

## Search

## Filter projects

## Physics of the Nucleus

### How to create new super-heavy elements

Professor David Hinde, Dr Kaushik Banerjee, Dr Cédric Simenel

### Nuclear lifetimes - Doppler broadened line shape method

Professor Andrew Stuchbery, Dr Tibor Kibedi, Dr Gregory Lane, Mr Ben Coombes

### Time-correlated gamma-ray coincidence spectroscopy of atomic nuclei

Dr Gregory Lane, Dr AJ Mitchell, Professor Andrew Stuchbery, Dr Tibor Kibedi

### Nuclear fusion and sub-zeptosecond breakup reactions

^{-21}s. This project will help us understand these fast, complex breakup processes and their influence on fusion.

### Quantum tunnelling and energy dissipation in nuclear collisions

Dr Cédric Simenel, Professor Mahananda Dasgupta, Dr Edward Simpson, Professor David Hinde

### Nuclear reactions for carbon beam therapy

^{12}C beam spread the dose, potentially harming healthy tissue. This project will investigate nuclear reaction cross sections relevant to heavy ion therapy.

### Radioimpurities in particle detectors for dark matter studies

Dr Anton Wallner, Dr Stephen Tims, Professor Keith Fifield, Dr Gregory Lane

### Computing nuclei: numerical solution of the Schrödinger equation

### Nuclear magnetism - magnetic moment measurements

Professor Andrew Stuchbery, Dr Tibor Kibedi, Dr Gregory Lane, Mr Brendan McCormick

### Crucial fundamental nuclear data for nuclear fusion and nuclear fission

### Developing a digital data acquisition system for SABRE; Australia's First Dark Matter Detector

Dr Lindsey Bignell, Dr Gregory Lane, Professor Andrew Stuchbery

### ‘Coulomb explosion’ of fast molecular ions

### Sub-zeptosecond processes in reactions of stable and radioactive weakly-bound nuclei

Dr Kaitlin Cook, Professor Mahananda Dasgupta, Professor David Hinde

### Theory of nuclear fission

### Nuclear moments and intense hyperfine fields in ferromagnetic media

### High precision electron spectroscopy of electric monopole transitions

Mr Jackson Dowie, Dr Tibor Kibedi, Professor Andrew Stuchbery

### Modelling free-ion hyperfine fields

### Solenogam: Electron and gamma-ray spectroscopy with an 8T magnetic solenoidal separator

Dr Gregory Lane, Mr Matthew Gerathy, Dr Tibor Kibedi, Dr AJ Mitchell

### The pair conversion decay of the Hoyle state

^{12}C.

### Lie algebras in particle physics

### Search for supernova-signatures on Earth

### Measuring free-ion hyperfine fields

Professor Andrew Stuchbery, Dr Tibor Kibedi, Dr Gregory Lane, Mr Timothy Gray

### Underground Background Measurements for SABRE; Australia's First Dark Matter Detector

Dr Lindsey Bignell, Dr Gregory Lane, Professor Andrew Stuchbery, Dr Anton Wallner

### Spectroscopy of radioactive fission fragments

### Nuclear lifetimes - direct timing with LaBr3 detectors

_{3}detectors to measure nuclear lifetimes, with the aim to replace conventional analog electronics with digital signal processing.

Professor Andrew Stuchbery, Dr Gregory Lane, Dr Tibor Kibedi, Mr Aqeel Akber

### Modeling the SABRE Dark Matter Detector

Dr Lindsey Bignell, Dr Gregory Lane, Professor Andrew Stuchbery, Dr Cédric Simenel

### SABRE: Experimental Dark Matter Physics

Dr Lindsey Bignell, Dr Gregory Lane, Professor Andrew Stuchbery, Dr Cédric Simenel

### Nucleosynthesis in the laboratory - how elements are formed in stars

### Auger-cascade modelling for targeted cancer therapy

### Nuclear models in nuclear structure and reactions

Dr Edward Simpson, Professor Andrew Stuchbery, Dr Cédric Simenel

### Direct measurement of nuclear masses in relativistic storage rings

^{8}and it is even possible to measure the energies of long-lived excited states through direct application of Einstein’s relation, E=mc

^{2}.

*Other research projects may be found at the ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science and the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics*