Corina Andreoiu


Areas of interest

Nuclear Science


  • M.Sc., University of Bucharest
  • Lic. Phil., Lund University
  • Ph.D., Lund University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph 
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Liverpool

Lab Information

  • LAB: C7076
  • TEL: 778-782-8779

Research Interests

Corina is an experimental gamma-ray spectroscopist. Her research is based on experiments she leads at international laboratories including TRIUMF in Vancouver, INFN Legnaro in Padova, Italy, ILL Grenoble in France, and ANL near Chicago in the US.

Corina is interested in measuring fundamental properties of exotic nuclei using large gamma-ray spectometers in order to understand the underlying nuclear structure governing isotopes. This underlying structure is analogous to the atomic structure of elements, with sets of closed particle shells, called “magic numbers”, akin to the noble gases. Her current focus is on neutron-rich nuclei closed to the doubly-magic Ni-78 and Sn-132 nuclei to investigate phenomena such as shape coexistence and evolution of nuclear shells far from stability. These nuclei are produced at experimental facilities around the world using both stable and radioactive isotopes and various methods in order to study their properties before they decay into a different element.

Corina recently joined the LEGEND-1000 collaboration to search for neutrinoless double beta decay in Ge-76. If observed, this exotic decay will challenge our current understanding on neutrinos and the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe.

Selected Publications

  • Spectroscopic studies of neutron-rich 129In and its β-decay daughter, 129Sn, using the GRIFFIN spectrometer, F. H. Garcia et al., Phys. Rev. C 103, 024310 (2021)
  • The absence of shape coexistence in 80Ge: The non-observation of a proposed excited 0+2 level at 639 keV. F. H. Garcia et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 172501 (2020)
  • Decay spectroscopy of 129Cd. Y. Saito et al., Phys. Rev. C 102, 024337
  • β Decay of 132In and Spectroscopy of Doubly-magic 132Sn with the GRIFFIN Spectrometer. K. Whitmore et al., Phys. Rev. C 102, 024327 (2020)
  • Collective 2p-2h intruder states in 118Sn studied via β-decay of 118In using GRIFFIN. K. Ortner et al., Phys. Rev. C 102, 024323 (2020)
  • Evidence for pseudospin-chiral quartet bands in the presence of octupole correlations. S. Guo et al., Phys. Lett. B 807, 135572 (2020)
  • Search for Nova Presolar Grains: γ-Ray Spectroscopy of 34Ar and its Relevance for the Astrophysical 33Cl(p, γ) Reaction. A.R. Kennigton et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 252702 (2020)
  • Diversifying beam species through decay and recapture ion trapping: a demonstrative experiment at TITAN-EBIT. E. Leistenscheider et al., J.Phys. G47, 045113 (2020)
  • Signatures of enhanced octupole correlations at high spin in 136Nd. C.M. Petrache et al., Phys. Rev. C 102, 014311 (2020)
  • Onset of high-spin rotational bands in the N=Z nucleus 62Ga. D. Rudolph et al., Phys. Rev. C 102, 014313 (2020)
  • Single-particle and collective excitations in the N=28 isotones 54Fe and 53Mn. D. Rudolph et al., Phys. Rev. C 014316 (2020)