In this colloquium I shall give you an overview of the beta decay process and related experiments.
I shall explain why, 100 years after its discovery, it is still a topic of vital interest and a necessary tool to understand nuclear structure, especially of nuclei that lie far from the line of nuclear stability.
I shall also explain why beta decay is of considerable importance in terms of understanding related fields such as nuclear astrophysics, the formation of the chemical elements in the Universe and neutrino physics.
A knowledge of beta decay is also important in the development of technologies applied to problems of social interest such as reactor safety or medical diagnosis and treatment.
I shall give some examples of the state of the art of current beta decay experiments on nuclei far from stability and an application to the diagnosis of ocean acidification in which I am currently personally involved.
10. Februar 2023, 14:00-15:30
S2|08, Raum 171