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The Heavy Flavor Tracker being installed in the heart of the STAR detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory.March 2015Science Highlight

STAR Heavy Flavor Tracker Detects Signs of Charm at RHIC

New detector component picks up particles composed of heavy quarks to probe primordial quark-gluon plasma. Read More »

Research scientist conducting the “wet chemisty” astatine-211 isolation procedure within a charcoal-filtered glovebox.November 2014Science Highlight

Improving the Availability of the Therapeutic Radionuclide Astatine-211

Investigators at the University of Washington have developed methods that consistently provide high production and recovery yields of astatine-211. Read More »

Vasilii Petrenko of the University of Rochester processing ice cores on Taylor Glacier, Antarctica.November 2014Science Highlight

Radiokrypton Dating Identifies Ancient Antarctic Ice

Researchers count the number of radioactive krypton-81 atoms remaining in ice using a laser trap. Read More »

The new beamline connecting the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility accelerator to its newest experimental area, Hall D, was christened with beam on May 7.June 2014Science Highlight

New Science on the Horizon as Upgraded Particle Accelerator Meets Commissioning Milestones

The recently upgraded CEBAF accelerator delivers its highest-energy electron beams into a new experimental complex for the first time. Read More »

Difference between calculated and experimentally measured masses of oxygen isotopes as a function of mass number.May 2014Science Highlight

Streamlining the Nuclear Force

An optimized nuclear force model yields a high-precision interaction with an unexpected descriptive power. Read More »

The Q-weak experiment at Jefferson Lab precisely measured the weak force's hold on the proton.May 2014Science Highlight

Q-weak Experiment Determines Proton's Weak Charge

Scientists make the first experimental determination of the weak charge of the proton and extract the weak charges of the neutron and up and down quarks. Read More »

Left photo shows researchers collecting sea-water samples containing diatoms from an oceanographic sampling device. Photo at right shows microscopic image of a small colony of diatoms in the sea water.May 2014Science Highlight

Silicon-32 is an Important Radiotracer in Assessing Global Climate Models

The DOE Isotope Program restores an important inventory of the radioisotope silicon-32 (Si-32). Read More »

Selenium (grey allotrope): a micronutrient essential for the human body.May 2014Science Highlight

Growing the Tool Box for Medical Imaging: The Selenium-72/Arsenic-72 Generator

Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Missouri have designed a new source of a valuable imaging isotope. Read More »

Exotic neutron-rich nuclei and new states of matter expected to exist inside neutron stars play a role in interpreting observed cooling in accreting neutron stars.May 2014Science Highlight

Nuclear Theory Helps Forecast Neutron Star Temperatures

Advances in theory have made it possible to predict cooling behavior observed in accreting neutron stars. Read More »

A Large Electromagnetic Calorimeter Super Module (8 tons) inside its lifting and installation tool (yellow frame) ready for installation in the ALICE Detector in its deep underground cavern at the Large Hadron Collider.April 2014Science Highlight

Reaching Back Towards the Big Bang

US-led experiments at the LHC recreate the brightest, most dense quark gluon plasma. Read More »

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