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Group of Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics

General Introduction 

Nuclear physics is the field of physics that studies atomic nuclei and their constituents and interactions. Nuclear astrophysics is an interdisciplinary research field that integrates nuclear physics and astrophysics. The group is exploring the following fields in the Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics:

The group explores various aspects of nuclear physics, including chiral symmetry breaking in rotating nuclei, spin effects at high-energy nuclear reactions, rotational excitation of light nuclei, synthesis of the chemical elements in thermonuclear reactions, equation of state for dense matter and the inner structure of compact stars etc.



Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Shouyu Wang



Team Members (2 associate professors, 1 lecturer, 1 technician, 1 postdocs, and 7 graduate students)


Associate Professor:  Dr. Jianhua Gao,  Dr. Bin Qi

Lecturer: Dr. Shuo Wang

Technician: Dr. Dapeng Sun

Postdoctoral Scientists:  Dr. Chen Liu

Graduate students:  Zhiquan Li, Naibo Zhang, Hui Jia, Yamei Zhang, Ruiju Guo, Xiao Xiao, Xingchi Han


Main Research Grants

1. Experimental nuclear structure, NSFC, Outstanding Youth Foundation, Grant Num: 11622540, Yuan 1500,000, 2017.01-2019.12

2. Vibrational and Chiral Excitations in Atomic Nuclei, NSFC-NRF, Grant Num: 11461141001, Yuan 800,000, 2014.10-2017.09

3. An ancillary charged particle detector array coupled to the Ge, NSFC, Grant Num: U1432119, Yuan 660,000, 2015.01-2017.12

4. Theory of high energy nuclear physics, Shandong Natural Science Foundation grant for distinguished young scholars, Yuan 1000,000, 2017.01-2019.12

5. Chiral hydrodynamics from quantum transport approach,NSFC, general project, Grant Num :11475104,Yuan 760,000,2015.01-2018.12

6. The study about charge distributions of unstable nuclei in Sn isotope by electron scattering method, NSFC grant for youths, Grant Num:11405096, Yuan 260,000, 2015.01-2017.01

7. The shape evolution in the tilted cranking rotation of chiral nuclei, Shandong Natural Science Foundation grant for youths, Grant Num: ZR2014AQ012,Yuan 90,000, 2014.12-2017.12

8. Explore the criterion to distinguish the strange quark star from normal neutron star, Young Scholars Program of Shandong University, Grant Num: 2015WHWLJH01, Weihai, Yuan 500,000, 2015.08-2020.08

9. Theoretical exploration for rotational excited structure of light nuclei, NSFC, general project, Grant Num:11675094, Yuan 680,000, 2017.01-2020.12


Selected Publications in 2015-2016

1. Evidence for Octupole Correlations in Multiple Chiral Doublet Bands

C. Liu, S. Y.Wang, R. A. Bark, S. Q. Zhang, J. Meng, B. Qi, P. Jones,S. M. Wyngaardt, J. Zhao, C. Xu, S.-G. Zhou, S. Wang, D. P. Sun,L. Liu,Z. Q. Li, N. B. Zhang, H. Jia,X. Q. Li, H. Hua,Q. B. Chen,Z. G. Xiao, H. J. Li, L. H. Zhu, T. D. Bucher, T. Dinoko,J. Easton, K. Juhász, A. Kamblawe, E. Khaleel, N. Khumalo, E. A. Lawrie, J. J. Lawrie, S. N. T. Majola, S. M. Mullins, S. Murray, J. Ndayishimye,D. Negi, S. P. Noncolela, S. S. Ntshangase,B. M. Nyakó, J. N. Orce, P. Papka,  J. F. Sharpey-Schafer,  O. Shirinda, P. Sithole,  M. A. Stankiewicz, and M. Wiedeking

Physical Review Letters 116, 112501 (2016)

2. High-spin states in the semimagic nucleus 89Y and neutron-core excitations in the N = 50 isotones

Z. Q. Li, S. Y. Wang, C. Y. Niu, B. Qi, S. Wang, D. P. Sun, C. Liu, C. J. Xu, L. Liu, P. Zhang, X. G. Wu, G. S. Li, C. Y. He, Y. Zheng, C. B. Li, B. B. Yu, S. P. Hu, S. H. Yao, X. P. Cao, and J. L. Wang

Physical Review C 94.014315 (2016)

3. A key factor to the spin parameter of uniformly rotating compact stars: crust structure

Bin Qi, Nai-Bo Zhang, Bao-Yuan Sun, Shou-Yu Wang and Jian-Hua Gao

Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics 16, 60 (2016)

4. Chiral rotational models with multi-quasiparticle configuration (in Chinese)

Qi B, Jia H

SCIENTIA SINICA Physica, Mechanica & Astronomica, 46,012014 (2016)

5. Magnetic moment, vorticity-spin coupling and parity-odd conductivity of chiral fermions in 4-dimensional Wigner functions,

J. H. Gao, Q. Wang,

Physics Letters B, 749, 542(2015)

6. Relativistic viscous hydrodynamics order by order,

J. H. Gao, S. Pu

Physical Review C, 92, 044908 (2015)

7. High-spin states and possible “stapler” band in 115In

Z. Q. Chen, S. Y. Wang, L. Liu, P. Zhang, H. Jia , B. Qi, S. Wang, D. P. Sun, C. Liu, Z. Q. Li, X. G. Wu, G. S. Li,C. Y. He, Y. Zheng, and L. H. Zhu

Physical Review C 91, 044303 (2015)

8. High-spin states of the semimagic nucleus 141Pr

Z. Q. Li, S. Y. Wang, L. Liu, Y. M. Zhang,B. Qi, S. Wang,D. P. Sun, C. Liu, P. Zhang, N. B. Zhang, H. Jia, Q. Hu,C. Y. Niu, Z. Q. Chen,P. Lv, C. Y. Li , X. G. Wu, G. S. Li,C. Y. He, Y. Zheng, C. B. Li,H. W. Li, and P. W. Luo

Physical Review C 91, 064319 (2015)

9. Hyperon effects on the spin parameter of rotating neutron stars,

B. Qi, N. B. Zhang, S. Y. Wang, B. Y. Sun,

Chinese Physics Letters 32, 112101(2015)

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