近期活动

INPAC Seminars

(1) Studying The Neutrinos With Nuclear Reactors (2) Neutron stars cooling and nuclear superfluidity

Kam-Biu Luk Professor University of California at Berkeley; N. Sandulescu Professor National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering
Fri, 2011-12-02 12:30 - 14:30
Lecture Hall/INPAC (上海交通大学粒子物理宇宙学研究所,包玉刚图书馆东楼四楼(从北门进))

(1) Nuclear reactors have played an important role throughout the history of neutrino physics. When a reactor is in operation, it can generate a huge number of electron antineutrinos at low energies. We can thus utilize this copious source of pure antineutrinos for studying the properties of this ghostly particle. In this presentation, I shall review how nuclear reactors were used in the discovery of the (anti)neutrino, in exploring neutrino oscillation, and in the search for the (anti)neutrino magnetic dipole moment.

 

(2) We shall discuss the thermalisation process of the inner crust of neutron stars in the case of a rapid cooling scenario. It will be shown that the superfluid properties of the inner crust matter, formed by nonlocalised neutrons, nuclear clusters and ultrarelativistic electrons, reduce the thermalisation time of the crust by a large amount.