Center for Quantum Electronics
University of Texas at Dallas
|In a collaboration with University of Osaka Faculty, the UTD team together with University of Orleans colleagues made an irradiation of a 178Hf isomer target at the Japanese synchrotron light source SPring8|
|View of UTD students aligning apparatus in the irradiation chamber. Beam enters through the brown rectangle.|
|Celebrating the completion of 48 hours of irradiation in Osaka|
A Second Irradiation was conducted to confirm and extend observations
Provided for increased data collection rates, with greater energy resolution at the target.
|Although considerably more challenging, system integration was accomplished in time for ...|
|A day off to visit the feudal castle at Himeji,|
|... and to enjoy a superb sushi hosted by our colleagues.||Measurements following...|
were facilitated by the introduction of a Ge detector channel providing about 1/12 th of the data for observation in real time in order to guide operational judgements. From that channel full confirmation was seen for the results presented at Telluride 2001. In particular:
A significant part of a TeraByte of data collected invites future detailed understanding and exposition of these confirmations as analyses proceed.