Selected aspects of the structure of exotic nuclei and new opportunities with gretina
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In this contribution, we present recent results related to the quadrupole collectivity in neutron rich carbon isotopes. B(E2) transitions strengths derived from lifetime measurements are interpreted in a seniority scheme, indicating an increase role of proton excitations due to the reduction of the p3=2-p1=2 spin-orbit splitting. We also discuss the evolution of the N = 40 shell closure with isospin and report on preliminary results of Coulomb Excitation experiments on 66;68Fe and 64Cr. Finally, a short review of the gamma-ray tracking technique and a status report of GRETINA are presented. Some aspects of the exciting physics campaign being carried out at NSCL/MSU are discussed.