Neutrons wherever the eye looks
In this project, neutron-rich nuclei and neutron-rich matter are studied at the R3B experiment.
Accurate measurements of the decay cross sections of neutrons in neutron-rich zinnisotopes will be performed to constrain the so-called neutron skin thickness and the equation of state of neutron matter.
Predictions are also made for the impact on neutron stars and LIGO/Virgo and NICER observations. Thus, the results have a direct impact on other fields, especially gravitational wave measurements.