The scientific case for the full 4π GRETA has been spelled out in the GRETA White Paper, submitted as input to the August 2014 Low-Energy Community Town Meeting.  The physics cases span the nuclear chart from the detailed measurements in the lightest isotopes at the edge of stability where nucleons are barely bound, to the very heaviest elements.

 
Heavy elements EDM Hyperdeformation Applications rp-process Weak binding Calcium isotopes Shapes and collectivity r-process
Selected examples from the GRETA scientific case are highlighted across the nuclear chart to the left.  Click on regions of the chart, or the links below to learn more.



Physics Opportunities with GRETA

1. How does subatomic matter organize itself and what phenomena emerge?
- Calcium isotopes -- a prototypical example of structural evolution
- Shape and configuration coexistence across the nuclear chart
- Spin-isospin response of nuclei
- At the dripline -- physics in the regime of weak binding
- At the limits of mass, charge and spin
2. How did visible matter come into being and how does it evolve?
- Benchmarking electron-capture rates -- towards understanding supernovae and processes in neutron stars
3. Are the fundamental interactions that are basic to the structure of matter fully understood?
- Studies of octupole collectivitiy to guide searches for physics beyond the Standard Model
4. How can the knowledge and technological progress provided by nuclear physics best be used to benefit society?