Neutron-rich nuclear systems reveal particular phenomena such as shell evolution, halos and neutron skins.
Large efforts are being made worldwide to reach the most neutron-rich nuclei and investigate how their structure differ from stable ones, leading to stringent tests for the predictive power of state-of-the art nuclear structure models. In this seminar, results from a three-year spectroscopic campaign at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory (RIBF) of RIKEN in Japan, today’s most powerful accelerator to produce neutron-rich nuclei, will be presented. A focus on the dedicated MINOS device, a liquid hydrogen target combined to a TPC vertex tracker, will be made. A new project aiming at investigating the hard-to-reach composition of the density tail of short-lived nuclei by use of low-energy antiprotons at CERN will be introduced.