Science Highlights

SOHO-EIT image from 14 September 1997 showing a huge eruptive prominence in the resonance line of singly ionized helium (He II) at 304 Angstroms in the extreme ultraviolet.02.29.16Science Highlight

Don’t Touch: How Scientists Study the Reactions inside Stars

Indirect method let scientists determine stellar reaction rates, providing detailed information about the universe. Read More »

The ion accelerator at the Laboratory for Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics produces the highest intensity proton beam current in the world for measuring nuclear fusion reactions that take place in stars.11.01.15Science Highlight

Probing Nuclear Reactions in Stars

Novel experiments measure unusual thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen with a rare oxygen isotope. Read More »

A 83mKr conversion electron as seen by Project Highlight

Project 8 Detects Individual Electrons by their Cyclotron Radiation

New electron spectroscopy technique may lead to an improved neutrino mass determination. Read More »

11.01.15Science Highlight

One Photon or Two?

First mixed matter/anti-matter probe aims to solve decade-old proton puzzle. Read More »

Dr. Aranh Pen (back row) and students Shaun Loveless, Scott Essenmacher, Eric Greve, and Tara Mastren (right to left) are part of the team that is testing a new method to harvest long-lived radioisotopes from the remotely operated aqueous target device (background) at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab.11.01.15Science Highlight

Reaping Radioisotopes

Researchers harvest long-lived isotopes that are difficult or impossible to acquire otherwise. Read More »

Off-center collisions of gold ions create a strong magnetic field and set up a series of effects that push positively charged particles to the poles of the football-shaped collision zone and negatively charged particles to the 11.01.15Science Highlight

Ripples Ruffle Primordial Plasma

RHIC physicists discover key evidence for a long-debated phenomenon in particle collisions. Read More »

Simulation of radioactive beam stopping in the plasma of an electron cyclotron resonance ion source as a first step toward high-efficiency charge breeding.11.01.15Science Highlight

Major Gains in Ion Production for Radioactive Beams

Nuclear physics research with radioactive beams enhanced by high-efficiency charge-breeding techniques. Read More »

Inside the Super-Kamiokande detector, scientists clean light-detecting photomultiplier tubes from a raft as the large underground tank is slowly filled with 50,000 metric tons of ultra-pure water.11.01.15Science Highlight

A Nobel for Neutrinos: Super-Kamiokande

Discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass, garners the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. Read More »

Completion of the SNO detector: A technician crouches inside the 12-m diameter acrylic vessel, so clear it can hardly be seen.10.01.15Science Highlight

A Nobel for Neutrinos: Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

Discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass, garners the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. Read More »

Assembly of the Majorana Demonstrator Module 1 detectors.09.01.15Science Highlight

The Majorana Demonstrator: First Module of Germanium Detectors Comes Online

The Majorana experiment begins its search for neutrinoless double-beta decay. Read More »