Advanced beta decay studies are planned as the primary research topic of the candidate. The research program includes an adaptation of the world-largest Modular Total Absorption Spectrometer (MTAS) to FRIB needs. MTAS is foreseen as one out of four main detector arrays forming the Decay Station at FRIB. In particular, the adaptation includes work on the ion implantation-beta decay stack of detectors, Double-sided Silicon Strip Detectors enhanced by the position-sensitive segmented scintillator, e.g., made of YSO material. The studies of heavy-ion fragmentation products will be pursued with MTAS at FRIB. Before FRIB comes to operation, MTAS will be used for experiments on fission products relevant to the applied physics, namely rector decay heat measurements and analysis, as well as to the fundamental physics related to properties of reactor anti-neutrinos. An MTAS measurement campaign is ongoing at the CARIBU facility of Argonne National Laboratory. The candidate is expected to be one of the principal investigators in this project. He is expected to contribute to operating MTAS and lead data evaluation of beta strength in the isotopes of refractory elements.
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