International reference in experimental nuclear physic
Dr Pieter Christiaan Doornenbal is an international expert in experimental nuclear physics with rare isotopes. He leads the in-beam gamma-ray spectroscopy technique at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory of the . Together with his international collaboration, he made pivotal contributions to our understanding of the shell structure of atomic nuclei, focusing on isotopes far-off stability with a large neutron excess. During his stay in Germany, Doornenbal intends to develop new techniques to further explore the shores of the nuclear landscape. Riken Nishina Center
The research of Dr Doornenbal is intimately linked to part of the activities within the dedicated to the understanding of the strong interaction from precision nuclear structure measurements, electroweak interactions and related astrophysical phenomena. Collaborative Research Center SFB1245
Over the second period of the SFB1245 , researchers developed a new target-tracking system (called STRASSE) to enhance the luminosity of experiments with rare isotopes. The close collaboration with Dr Doornenbal to perform experiments with STRASSE will be an asset, and his long stay at the IKP of TU Darmstadt will allow to develop new research topics with this device.
While in Germany, Dr Doornenbal will contribute to the development of the detector and will build expertise which will become essential when the experiments will be performed from 2023. In addition, Dr Doornenbal will finalise the concept of a next-generation high-efficiency gamma detector for nuclear spectroscopy programs at the RIBF, relevant to the SFB physics case.