Nuclear astrophysics measurements in Australia

Researchers from iThemba LABS (Dr P Jones and Mr A Avaa) and RCNP, Osaka (Prof E Ideguchi and Ms ThiHa Hoang) joined an experiment at the Australian National University, Canberra led by Dr T Kibedi in November.  The so-called “Hoyle State” in 12C was studied through a rare decay mechanism using the “Super-E” electron spectrometer aiming to complete our understanding of how nuclei are born in stars.  In addition to the experiment, some of the available time was given to measurements for iThemba for PhD studies of Mr Avaa and future collaborative measurements at iThemba LABS.