"Exploration of exotic neutron rich nuclides"
The Nuclear Physics Group is expanding its experimental field to the
exploration of rare radioactive nuclides. This research program, which
will focus on neutron-rich nuclides, blends well in the world trend of
nuclear physics towards nuclides far from stability. High power
accelerator facilities are being constructed for this purpose in Europe
(FAIR @ GSI), Japan (RIKEN), USA (FRIB) and even in Israel (SARAF Phase
II, under construction at Soreq Nuclear Research Center)
The experimental study of neutron-rich nuclides provides crucial input for
expanding nuclear structure models away from the valley of stability,
generating reliable astrophysical models of the rapid neutron capture
process (r-process) for nucleo-synthesis of elements heavier than iron,
and improving models for the operation of nuclear reactors.
We are initiating two research programs within this field:
1. Measurement of masses, Q-values, half-lives and beta-delayed neutron
emission probabilities of neutron-rich nuclides, in collaboration with
researchers at GSI Darmstadt, using the most advanced methods, instruments
and facilities for such studies.
2. Design of a facility for generation, identification and detailed
studies of exotic neutron-rich nuclides at the high power accelerator
SARAF, under construction at the Soreq Nuclear Research Center (NRC), in
collaboration with researchers at Soreq NRC and others.
Joining our research programs is an opportunity to be part of a new path
of nuclear research in Israel, which is part of the main course of nuclear
We are currently seeking M.Sc. / Ph.D. students in experimental nuclear
physics. The call for students can be downloaded from here
(click to download PDF file, Hebrew).
For further details and information, please contact Prof. Israel Mardor (
mardor @ tauex.tau.ac.il ).
to the Ministry of Energy Student Stipends 2017 is via the School of
Physics and Research Authority. The deadline is September 10th, 2017!”
Undergraduate and graduate excellent
students who would like to join the research described above, are
encouraged to apply for the currently available Ministry of Energy
Our research program is one of the few that coincide with the Ministry
of Energy fields of interest regarding Nuclear Physics and Engineering.
The relevant documents for stipend application can be downloaded from here: