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New ion source nears completion

Work on NSCL's next-generation ion source reached a major milestone Thursday with the ignition of plasma. The successful test puts project a hair's-breadth away from its ultimate goal – increasing the availability of...

Quantum chemistry-inspired mathematical tool helps physicists pare down huge datasets and explain heavy nuclei

March 14, 2007
EAST LANSING, Mich. ‒ Despite advances in experimental nuclear physics, the most detailed probing of atomic nuclei still requires heavy doses of advanced nuclear theory. The problem is that using...

Experiment explores elusive properties of symmetry energy

After years of preparation, an NSCL-based experiment is poised to help nuclear scientists peer at nucleus-nucleus collisions with unprecedented accuracy. The results of the experiment, which was run at NSCL at the...

Whitepaper on NSCL capability upgrade released

A detailed whitepaper released Dec. 7 outlines plans for the Isotope Science Facility (ISF) – a major capability upgrade replacing the Coupled Cyclotron Facility at the NSCL. The proposed ISF will provide the nuclear...

NSF Director on NSCL: "We feel our investment is well placed here"

National Science Foundation Director Arden Bement visited the NSCL Thursday to help celebrate a $100 million, five-year NSF grant to the laboratory. Other attendees included Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.; Reps. Mike...

PAN XIII brings the next generation of nuclear scientists to the NSCL

The thirteenth annual Physics of Atomic Nuclei (PAN) program brought 11 teachers and 22 pre-College students to the NSCL. This JINA-cosponsored program encouraged students' curiosity in nuclear science while giving...

NSCL Professor co-recipient of prestigious Sackler Prize

The 2006 Sackler Prize in Physical Sciences in the field of Theoretical or Experimental Nuclear/Hadron Physics was awarded to NSCL's Professor Thomas Glasmacher "for development of new sensitive methods of studying...

Nickel-56 not so doubly magic?

The magnetic dipole moment of Copper-57 was deduced in an experiment employing the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technique, which is similar-but superior in sensitivity-to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) employed...

NSCL Professors elected as APS fellows

NSCL's Professors Thomas Glasmacher and Michael Thoennessen have been elected as Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS). The citation for Thomas Glasmacher reads: "For his important contributions to in-beam...

NSCL helps to serve up "perfect liquid"

Scientist at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—including a NSCL research group lead by University Distinguished Professor Gary Westfall—created a new state of hot and dense matter out of quarks and gluons...