The Enge Split-pole Spectrograph
Many nuclear reactions that occur in stars are difficult to measure using conventional means, either because they occur immeasurably slowly, or require short-lived radioactive targets. Novel methods must be used. At TUNL's Enge Split-pole Spectrograph, we perform particle transfer reaction studies to understand the structure of nuclei important for astrophysics. Using that knowledge, we can constrain the reactions, thus helping us understand stars and their explosions.
The Project Team: TUNL Faculty: Richard Longland, Art Champagne, Christian Iliadis, Robert Janssens