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FRIB Updates

Much has happened since the Dec. 11, 2008 announcement that the U.S. Department of Energy has selected MSU to design and establish the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams...

Videos from NSCL's 2009 User Workshop coming to YouTube

Held August 10-11, NSCL 2009 User Workshop included presentations on equipment initiatives for fast beam experiments, the ReA3 reaccelerated beam facility, and more. Videos of several of the presentations will be...

Slides available from July special linac seminar series

MSU adjunct professor Thomas Wangler recently presented a special seven-seminar series devoted to advanced topics in linear accelerators. Wangler, also an affiliate scientist and fellow at Los Alamos National...

From Physical Review Letters: New neutron-rich nuclei support 'island of inversion' theory

Mapping the properties of nuclei at the edge of the nuclear landscape is one of the fundamental pursuits in experimental nuclear science. Even the simple proof of existence of an isotope, which lives only for a...

From the Lansing State Journal: Public gets chance to view cyclotron lab at MSU

"The public got a chance to explore the world of atoms, isotopes and nuclei Saturday afternoon during the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory open house at Michigan State University," reported LSJ's...

Videos available from June 12 Rare Isotope Beams for the 21st Century event

Approximately 400 people attended the June 12 Rare Isotope Beams for the 21st Century event, which helped to celebrate a major expansion of NSCL and look ahead to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. (The MSU press...

Nuclear masses measured to within a hair’s precision

No one likes to say exactly how much they weigh. Rare atomic nuclei are similarly coy, obviously not because of their own volition, but rather because they are exceedingly difficult to produce and, while they exist,...

NSCL researchers constrain symmetry energy at low density

By analyzing collisions between several combinations of tin nuclei, researchers at the Michigan State University National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) have refined understanding of the symmetry energy...

From Nature News: Atomic nucleus takes two shapes

"The question is whether the influence of the magic numbers stretches across the nuclear chart," says Paul Mantica, a nuclear chemist at NSCL interviewed for a March 9...

From NSF Discoveries: Data from starquake aids in understanding of neutron stars

For postdoctoral researcher Andrew Steiner and other astrophysicists, the shockwave that jolted the Earth in late December 2005 was a lucky find, providing new data on neutron stars. A video interview with Steiner,...