|Postdoc honored at Tokyo conference||
Jorge Pereira, a Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) postdoc whose research focuses on one of the most enigmatic nuclear processes in the cosmos, has received a prestigious Young Scientist Award sponsored...
|Transition strength calculation accounts for complexity of quantum mechanics||
NSCL researchers have performed a precise calculation about low-energy transition strengths, a fundamental property of atomic nuclei. Their result, published in Physical Letters B, takes advantage of high performance...
|Rare isotope science may get a boost from design for new radiation-resistant magnet||
With research facilities around the world investing in their capabilities to create never-before-seen nuclei, next-generation nuclear science promises to be a golden age of rare isotope research. Yet getting from...
|Two-stage fragment separator may help find new, neutron-rich isotopes||
Pushing the bounds of nuclear theory means producing and then measuring never-before-observed rare isotopes. One of the many experimental challenges is plucking the few desired particles from the enormous number of...
|Researchers produce heaviest silicon isotope yet||
An NSCL team has produced the heaviest silicon isotope ever observed. In a recent experiment, silicon-44 ions traveling at approximately half the speed of light (330 million miles per hour) were separated out from...
|Hotter than expected neutron star surfaces help explain superburst frequency||
A new theoretical thermometer built from heavy-duty mathematics and computer code suggests that the surfaces of certain neutron stars run significantly hotter than previously expected. Hot enough, in fact, to at...
|Filomena Nunes earns Elsevier Foundation award||
Filomena Nunes, NSCL assistant professor, has received a 2007 Elsevier Foundation award for...
|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
|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...