The Fourth International Conference on Radioactive Nuclear Beams,
June 3 - 7, 1996, Ohmiya, Japan
First Circular (July 15, 1995)
The fource International Conference on Radioactive Nuclear Beams (RNB-4)
will be held in Ohmiya, Japan, on June 3-7, 1996. It is hosted by the
Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) and the Institute
for Nuclear Study (INS).
Scope and Topics :
The scope of the conference will be in line with the three previous
ones, Berkeley '89, Louvain-la-Neuve '91, Michigan '93, expecting
more contributions on the new applications of RNB. The scientific
program consists of invited talks, oral contributions, and posters.
All the scientific program of the conference will be prepared in
consultation with the International Organizing Committee.
The topics will include
- Structure of unstable nuclei :
Neutron halo/skin, Structure at the dripline, Soft mode of excitation,
Nuclear radii, Spectroscopy of exotic nuclei, Nuclear moments,
Momentum distribution of fragments, Beta decay, Isomeric beam and
- Nuclear Reactions with unstable beams :
Nuclear breakup reactions, Coulomb excitation and dissociation,
Elastic and inelastic scattering, Charge exchange reactions,
Transfer reactions, Fusion reactions, Production of the heaviest
- Cosmos and unstable nuclei :
Big bang nucleosynthesis, Stellar burning process, Super nova and
r-processes, Neutron star formation and structure, Nuclear astrophysics
with radioactive beams.
- Radioactive nuclear beam facilities :
Production method of radioactive beams, Instrumentation in RNB
experiments, Present facilities, Planned future facilities.
- Application of RNB in :
Radio chemistry, Biology, Medicine, and Material science.
- New directions :
Fundamental interacitons using RNB.
Participation, Contributions and Proceedings :
Please indicate your interest to attend and to contribute using
the attached questionnaire, to the Secretariat of the Conference
by September 1st, 1995. Please also circulate the present
announcement to potentially interested colleagues. The proceedings
of the conference is planned to be published in the special issue
of Nuclear Physics.
We would like to encourage students and post docs to participate
in the conference.
Part of the staying expenses might be supported by the local
organizing committee. Part of the travel expenses might be
also supported by the international advisory committee.
Conference Site and Transportation :
The conference will be held at the "Sonic City Hall", in Ohmiya,
which is located about 30 km north of Tokyo, Japan. There is
a direct bus transportation from Narita airport to Ohmiya
Welcome to Ohmiya
Correspondence and Time table :
Please address all correspondence, including the questionnaire, to:
Mrs. S. Odai, RNB-4 Secretariat
The second circular will be sent out by the end of October, 1995.
Contributed abstracts will be called for in the second circular.
The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN),
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-01, Japan
FAX : +81-484-62-4689
Phone: +81-484-62-1111 ext.4211
WWW : http://www.riken.go.jp
A. Arima (RIKEN)
M. Ishihara (RIKEN)
T. Nomura (INS)
International Advisory Committee :
W. Benenson (MSU)
R. Boyd (Ohio State)
J. M. D'Auria (SFU)
P. Van Duppen (KU Louven)
J. D. Garrett (ORNL)
K. Ikeda (Niigata)
Y. X. Luo (IMP)
G. C. Morrison (Birmingham)
A. C. Mueller (Orsay)
G. Munzenberg (GSI)
Yu. Oganessian (JINR)
A. Oglobrin (Kurchatov)
R. H. Siemssen (KVI)
C. Signorini (Padva)
K. Sugimoto (Osaka)
J. Vervier (UCL)
M. Zhukov (Gothenburg)
Local Organizing Committee :
Y. Abe (Kyoto)
H. Ikezoe (JAERI)
I. Katayama (INS)
T. Kishida (RIKEN)
T. Kobayashi* (RIKEN)
S. Kubono* (INS)
M. Morita (Josai)
T. Otsuka (Tokyo)
E. Takada (NIRS)
I. Tanihata* (RIKEN, chair.)
H. Toki (RCNP)
* Scientific Secretary