Studies of heavy and super heavy elements with FIONA: the broad impact of mass-number identifications
Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA
Accepted: 21 September 2022
Published online: 17 October 2022
There have been multiple recent experimental upgrades at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 88-Inch Cyclotron facility aimed to further what is possible in Heavy and Super Heavy Element research. The addition of FIONA to the focal plane of the Berkeley Gas-Filled Separator now allows for ions of these heavy and superheavy elements, produced in nuclear reactions, to be identified directly by their mass-to-charge ratio. Mass-number measurements can have a broad impact in understanding the fundamental nuclear and chemical properties of the heaviest elements. A detailed review of the Berkeley Gas-filled Separator, FIONA, their capabilities, and an overview of the first science results are presented.
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