My research project
Investigating the N=28 magic number through 47K(d,p)48K
This project probes nuclear structure – especially the evolution of magic numbers – by measuring the spectroscopic factors of 47K+n compared to the single-particle state of 48K. This is especially interesting as 47K (N=28) and 48K (N=29) lie below Z=20, where there is suggestion that the N=28 magic number breaks. The mixing of states in 48K will be quantified by the measurement of spectroscopic factors, which can be used to verify present theoretical predictions. This research will centre on the analysis of a 47K(d,p)48K reaction experiment that will be performed in early 2021 at GANIL, France.