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03.13.17Science Highlight

Rare Nickel Atom Has “Doubly Magic” Structure

Supercomputing calculations confirm that rare nickel-78 has unusual structure, offering insights into supernovas. Read More »

03.13.17Science Highlight

Modeling the “Flicker” of Gluons in Subatomic Smashups

A new model identifies a high degree of fluctuations in the glue-like particles that bind quarks within protons as essential to explaining proton structure. Read More »

02.01.17Science Highlight

Chemistry for the Bottom of the Periodic Table

Techniques to investigate chemical properties of super heavy elements lead to improved methods for separating heavy metals. Read More »

02.01.17Science Highlight

First Light Shines in Instrument Designed to Solve the Neutrino Controversy

KATRIN project achieves transmission of electrons through completed apparatus, opening new doors to understanding the universe. Read More »

12.13.16Science Highlight

Polarized Partners: Spinning Electrons Yield Spinning Positrons

Researchers demonstrate a new technique for producing polarized positrons that could improve manufacturing and lead to new discoveries.

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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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Demonstrating Strong Electric Fields in Liquid Helium for Tests of Matter-Antimatter Symmetry07.29.16Science Highlight

Demonstrating Strong Electric Fields in Liquid Helium for Tests of Matter-Antimatter Symmetry

Team’s approach enables a highly sensitive search for a neutron electric dipole moment, which provides insights into the nature of the universe. Read More »

Jet Tomography of Hot Matter07.29.16Science Highlight

Jet Tomography of Hot Matter

Using fast particles to probe hot matter in nuclear collisions. Read More »

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 »

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