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The Australian National University

Dr Gregory Lane

Bachelor of Science (Hon I, ANU), Doctor of Philosophy (ANU)
Senior Fellow
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Nuclear Physics 020202

Research interests

Primary field of research:  

Structure of nuclei far from stability populated using unusual reaction methods and investigated using time-correlated gamma-ray and electron spectroscopy.

Selected specific investigations:

  • Use of deep-inelastic reactions to populate neutron-rich nuclei in the mass 170-190 region and observe long-lived nuclear states and their decay.  The primary goal is to understand changes in collectivity as evidenced by the nature of K-isomers in these nuclei.
  • Probing the scope of the applicability of the nuclear shell model to the region of nucleu around doubly-magic 208Pb.
  • Development of a recoil spectrometer at the ANU to be used for the electron and gamma-ray spectroscopy of long-lived nuclear states that can only be weakly populated in heavy-ion, fusion reactions.  The initial application will be the study of nuclear shape coexistence in the neutron-deficient lead/mercury region.
  • Structure of neutron-rich nuclei available from the CARIBU radioactive beam facility.  In particular, Total Absorption Gamma-ray Spectroscopy investigations of specific nuclei that are important for our understanding of the decay heat in spent fuel from nuclear reactors. 

Publications

Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  18 January 2018 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers