February’s LabTalks in JPhysG: cosmic rays and nuclear reactions

This February, nuclear fission, cosmic rays and nuclear reactions took centre stage in JPhysG’s LabTalks. We ask authors to describe their research and their findings in a non-specialist way, helping readers to understand the advances presented in their research.

Sensitivity of YAC to observe the light-component spectrum of primary cosmic rays
Can YAC dissect a sharp knee in the primary cosmic ray spectrum?
Based on: L M Zhai et al 2015 J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 42 045201

Dissipation parameter of orientation degree of freedom
How could it be accounted for in the fission of hot rotating nuclei?
Based on: P N Nadtochy et al 2015 J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 42 045107

Entropy-driven formation of frozen fragments in nuclear fission
A simple model based on statistical mechanics reproduces complex observations that remained unexplained for decades
Based on: Beatriz Jurado and Karl-Heinz Schmidt 2015 J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 42 055101

Evidence of a slight nuclear transparency in the alpha-nucleus systems
A reliable model for describing elastic, inelastic and fusion cross-section data for reactions involving 4He as a projectile
Based on: L C Chamon et al 2015 J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 42 055102

Front image from “Tibet air shower array: results and future plan” M Amenomori et al 2008 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 120 062024. Copyright IOP Publishing 2008

Categories: Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics

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