SFB 1245
Atomic Nuclei: From Fundamental Interactions to Structure and Stars

Project B02: Experimental exploration of electroweak interactions in nuclei

Project B02 will provide new insights into the quenching of the spin-isospin strength in nuclei common to electromagnetic and weak processes. These are achieved by studies of the spin-M1 resonance in heavy nuclei with high-resolution nuclear resonance fluorescence experiments and the measurement of transverse electron-scattering form factors of analog states to forbidden ground-state beta decays. The experiments will provide transition matrix elements and, in case of electron scattering, their momentum-transfer dependence. They will be confronted with predictions based on electroweak currents from chiral effective field theory.

Principal Investigators

  Name Working area(s) Contact
Prof. Dr. Peter von Neumann-Cosel
B02, B04
+49 6151 16-23555
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Dr. Volker Werner
A01, B04
+49 6151 16-23542
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