Mr. Juan Manuel Boillos Betete (IGFAE Instituto Gallego de Altas Energías)
Quasi-Free Scattering (QFS) reactions are powerful tool to study to provide information on nuclear single-particle properties. This experimental approach has been extensive in the past to gain information on stable nuclei  We have recently extended the method to explore the exotic species. The oxygen isotopic chain brings excellent opportunities covering a very broad range on isospin, raging from weakly bound nuclei, 13O or 24O to stable ones such as 16,17,18O. Previous investigations by L. Atar and P. Fernández  in the neutron-rich isotopes (16-24O) proton-induced QFS reactions have been performed. The aim of this work is extending these studies to the proton-deficient area, and investigate (16-13O) nuclear properties. In addition, fragmentation cross sections induced by these nuclei and producing light fragment are relevant in field of charged particle therapy. This technique is advantageous over conventional radiotherapy, thus understanding of these cross sections is important to improve the risk assessment related to this process.
Dr. Dolores Cortina (Universidad Santiago Compostela) Mr. Juan Manuel Boillos Betete (IGFAE Instituto Gallego de Altas Energías)