Monday, 15 May, 2017

13:45 - 14:00

Refreshments + organization

14:00 - 14:30

"Stellar Neutron Capture Reactions Studied in the Laboratory"

Moshe Tessler
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Abstract: Neutron-induced reactions remain at the forefront of experimental investigations for the understanding of stellar nucleosynthesis and chemical evolution of the Galaxy. We report on experiments performed with the Liquid-Lithium Target (LiLiT) and a ~3 kW proton beam from the Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility (SARAF), yielding high-intensity 30-keV quasi-Maxwellian neutrons. First experiments were dedicated to benchmark the experimental system by measuring the Maxwellian Averaged Cross Section (MACS) of 94Zr and 96Zr, important isotopes for understanding the s-process evolution. The high neutron intensity enables MACS measurements of low-abundance or radioactive targets. Using α-, β-, γ-spectrometry and atom-counting techniques (accelerator mass spectrometry, atom-trap trace analysis), we are extending our experimental studies. In this talk some of our recent experiments and preliminary results will be presented..

14:30 - 15:00

"Search for Time-Reversal-Violation in atom traps"

Ronen Weiss
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Abstract: TBA

15:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:00

"Analysis of neutrino-nucleus Charge Current Quasi Elastic processes in MicroBooNE"
Erez Cohen
Tel Aviv University
Abstract: TBA


LOCATION: The next joint Nuclear/Hadronic Physics seminar for this year will take place on Monday afternoon, May 15, 2017, in Shenkar Physics building, room #222 at the campus of Tel Aviv University. For more information on entrance/parking please contact Riki at 03-6408587 or 03-6408192 , e-mail: riki@post.tau.ac.il.