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10.31.17Science Highlight

Exotic Nucleus Exhibits Curious Shape

A new shape measurement of unstable 110Ru has found this nucleus to be similar to a squashed football. Read More »

12.13.16Science Highlight

Helium: When You Must be Sure it’s Ultra-Pure

A new method detects residual contaminants in ultra-pure helium gas, critical to nuclear physics experiments.

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Improved Tests of the Weak Nuclear Force from Beta Decay08.19.16Science Highlight

Improved Tests of the Weak Nuclear Force from Beta Decay

Studies of the neutrinos emitted in the radioactive decay of nuclei held in an ion trap allow sensitive searches for new interactions.

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A depiction of the experimental apparatus used to distinguish the pear shape (upper left) present in some barium nuclei from the more common spherical (upper right) or ellipsoidal (lower left) shapes characteristic of most nuclei.06.06.16Science Highlight

Confirmed: Heavy Barium Nuclei Prefer a Pear Shape

Cutting-edge experiment with a beam of radioactive barium ions provides direct evidence of nuclear pear-shape deformation. 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 »

Assembly of high gradient SC cavities and SC solenoids in the clean room.04.01.14Science Highlight

Advances in High Power Compact Accelerators

Argonne superconducting radiofrequency technology boosts a variety of applications. Read More »

String of seven superconducting resonators and four superconducting solenoid magnets for the new cryostat.04.01.14Science Highlight

Advances in Ion Accelerators Boost Argonne’s ATLAS User Facility

Argonne’s new superconducting cryomodule enhances its ATLAS heavy-ion accelerator. Read More »

The Penning trap was used to precisely measure the masses of isotopes provided by CARIBU.12.01.13Science Highlight

Modeling Cosmic Nucleosynthesis

First measurements of isotopes produced by Argonne’s new CARIBU facility provide insight into the creation of the elements in the universe. Read More »

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