Martin Freer

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Professor Martin Freer is director of the Birmingham Centre for Nuclear Education and Research. His research includes the characterization of alpha-cluster states and nuclear molecules, the latter being a set of states whereby neutrons are exchanged between alpha particles, analogous to atomic molecules. He was awarded the 2010 Rutherford medal for his contribution to the study of nuclear clustering.


Rotations of the Hoyle State in Carbon-12

New scattering experiments provide evidence for the long-suspected existence of an excited rotational state in carbon-12, related to a state that’s crucial in stellar fusion reactions. Read More »