About the NSCL Laboratory

The National Science Foundation’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, NSCL, is a national scientific user facility available to scientists from around the world. It allowed scientists to make scientific discoveries about the inner workings of atoms and their role in the universe. While it has operated for over 40 years, most of the NSCL program has now transitioned to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. Experiments with FRIB will begin when user operation commences in early 2022. If you are interested, please take some time to explore the FRIB website, frib.msu.edu.

NSCL continues to operate the ReA accelerators to complete approved experiments with stable and long-lived radioisotopes. This operation will end in 2022 when FRIB user operations begin. As a National Science Foundation funded national user facility on the campus of MSU, the laboratory offers unparalleled education and research opportunities to graduate students.

Message from the NSCL Laboratory Director

Thank you for visiting our website and wanting to learn more about the NSCL. The National Science Foundation’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, NSCL, is a national user facility with the mission to allow scientists from all over the world to make scientific discoveries about the inner workings of atoms and their role in the universe. When we complete operations in 2022, the NSCL will have lead in scientific discovery since 1982.

Our mission has been to allow scientific users to succeed and to educate the next generation of nuclear scientists. Diversity, equity, and inclusion have been important components of this mission as has been outreach to the community in which we work.

To learn more about the continued journey to explore atoms and how the universe works, please visit the FRIB website.

Brad Sherrill

Please review the FRIB/NSCL Code of Conduct