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Springer Theses

Precision Measurements to Test the Standard Model and for Explosive Nuclear Astrophysics

Authors: Valverde, Adrian

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the University of Notre Dame
  • Provides an introduction to tests of the Standard Model via nuclear beta decays
  • Presents advances in precision testing of the Standard Model
  • Presents a Penning trap mass measurement for determining the astrophysical rp process pathway 
  • Gives an overview of the forthcoming Argonne facility for precision measurements of astrophysical processes
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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.

About the authors

Adrian Valverde is a researcher at Argonne National Laboratory. He received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 2018.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-30778-3
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-30777-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Precision Measurements to Test the Standard Model and for Explosive Nuclear Astrophysics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30778-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30778-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30777-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 102
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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