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Hunting the Mass of a Neutrino

Roughly 65 billion neutrinos from the sun pass through every square centimeter of the Earth every second without making the slightest impact. Besides being mind-boggling small and cruising around at nearly the speed...

Paul Mantica Awarded University Distinguished Professorship

Paul Mantica, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Director for Operations, was among the 10 people recently awarded a University Distinguished Professorship from Michigan State University. Given in recognition of...

Fighting for Subatomic Independence

Mechanism behind correlations of protons in neutron-rich nuclei revealed

Protons and neutrons typically enjoy a peaceful coexistence, bound together in the nuclei of all matter. In the nuclear...

MSU to Provide Talent for National Nuclear Security Pipeline

With the threat posed by the potential proliferation of nuclear weapons, the Federal government is taking steps to ensure the safety of the nation and the entire world. And Michigan State University will be there to...

First beam accelerated to full energy through the beta=0.041 ReA cryomodules at Michigan State University

On Thursday, June 2, an ion beam was accelerated through the beta=0.041 cryomodules for the first time at ReA, the reaccelerator at MSU.

ReA is a superconducting linac designed to accelerate rare isotope beams...

Nature Article Advocates New Machines for Nuclear Science

The field of nuclear physics has come a long way since Ernest Rutherford first published his discovery of the atomic nucleus 100 years ago this month, but there is still a long ways to go. While high energy machines...

Dave Morrissey Receives 2011 Glenn T. Seaborg Award

For the first time in nearly a decade, Dave Morrissey is going to have to rent a tux. The last time he donned such regalia was in 2003 when – as chairman of the Nuclear Chemistry and Technology division of the...

Double Trouble: First Sighting of 2p Decay Between Isobaric Analog States

A few months ago, Bob Charity, Lee Sobotka and a team of researchers from Washington University working with the HiRA group at NSCL saw something at NSCL that nobody had ever seen before. The nuclear physicists from...

Colder than Freezing: The Cryogenics of FRIB

The world in which we live gets really weird when it approaches the extreme limits on the fringes of physics. The smallest particles known to exist become entangled, instantly reacting to changes in the other despite...

NSCL in the News: FRIB Featured in Detroit Free Press

Recently, Lori Higgins of the Detroit Free Press visited the laboratory in order to learn more about the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams and it's progress during the past two years. After interviewing FRIB Project...