Month: October 2018

Graduate Seminar, 29th October

Speaker: Michał Palczewski

Title: Shapes and sizes of high-K states in SHN

Abstract: Superheavy elements are highly unstable systems with extremely low production cross sections. As the creation of new ones is very difficult, as a parallel or additional line of  study one could try a search for new, long-lived metastable states of already known nuclei. It is well known that an enhanced stability may result from the K-isomerism phenomenon which is based mainly on the (partial) conservation of the K-quantum number. To do such studies energies are calculated within the microscopic – macroscopic approach with the deformed Woods-Saxon potential. Configurations are fixed by a standard blocking procedure and their energy found by a subsequent minimization over deformations. Results of blocking for 2 quasiparticle states (nn or pp)as well as for 4 quasiparitcle states (nnpp) will be shown. The relationship between electric quadrupole moments in different isotopes will be discussed next. Especially some of specific deformation parameters for No isotopes – which are experimentally studied now via laser technique will be demonstrated during the talk. Finally, predictions for Rf and some of heavier elements as: Sg, Hs, Ds and Cn – will be shown.

Graduate Seminar, 15th October

Speaker: Anatolii Koval

Title: Exploration of thermosphere wave field planetary structure via in-situ satellite measurements

Abstract: The Earth’s atmosphere is in the process of dynamic adaptation and global movements striving to equilibrium. Development of new models requires a generation of much more precise numerical models of geo-space. Plenty of observations and theoretical estimations exposes the importance of atmospheric gravity waves (AGW) in an understanding of energy and impulse balance of a geo-space. Even nowadays giving numerical characteristics of AGW is problematic, since most of the data obtained from distant observations which can not give precise information for this processes. The only source of precise numerical characteristics can be in situ satellite measurements. Last and the most advanced satellite mission measuring required parameters was DE 2. It was operating in the period of 1980-1983 yy. Through digital signal analysis and complex procedure of AGW selection were identified quantitative properties of the planetary structure of a thermosphere wave field.

Graduate seminar, 8th October

Speaker: Paweł Kowalski

Title: Design and optimization of the strip PET scanner based on plastic scintillators

Abstract: The novel whole-body PET system based on plastic scintillators is developed by the J-PET Collaboration. It consists of plastic scintillator strips arranged axially in the form of a cylinder, allowing the cost-effective construction of the total-body PET. In order to determine properties of the scanner prototype and optimize its geometry, advanced computer simulations using the GATE software were performed. The spatial resolution, the sensitivity, the scatter fraction and the noise equivalent count rate were estimated according to the NEMA norm as a function of the length of the tomograph, number of the detection layers, diameter of the tomographic chamber and for various types of the applied readout. Results of simulations of these characteristics will be presented during the talk.