The acceleration of neutron-rich unstable nuclei

Neutron-rich species will be accelerated against suitable targets. In the collisions, new, extremely neutron-rich nuclei will be produced, which are similar to those generated in advanced stellar stages and are not present on Earth due to their short lifetime. The investigation on such systems is a new frontier of physics, for extending our knowledge of nuclei at extreme conditions and for providing basic information in the study of stellar evolution.

SPES-β has been approved and partially funded by the Italian Government within the PREMIUM-PROJECTS 2011.