Science Highlights

Spin Flipper Upends Protons04.18.19Science Highlight

Spin Flipper Upends Protons

The spin direction of protons was reversed, for the first time, using a nine-magnet device, potentially helping tease out details about protons that affect medical imaging and more. Read More »

Sea Quark Spin Surprise!04.18.19Science Highlight

Sea Quark Spin Surprise!

Antiquark spin contribution to proton spin depends on flavor, which could help unlock secrets about the nuclear structure of atoms that make up nearly all visible matter in our universe. Read More »

The Weak Side of the Proton04.17.19Science Highlight

The Weak Side of the Proton

A precision measurement of the proton’s weak charge narrows the search for new physics. Read More »

Fast-Moving Pairs May Solve 35-Year-Old Mystery04.15.19Science Highlight

Fast-Moving Pairs May Solve 35-Year-Old Mystery

Physicists develop a universal mathematical description that suggests that proton-neutron pairs in a nucleus may explain why their associated quarks have lower average momenta than predicted. Read More »

Quarks Under Pressure in the Proton04.12.19Science Highlight

Quarks Under Pressure in the Proton

Pressure in the middle of a proton is about 10 times higher than in a neutron star. Read More »

Magnetic Levitation of Ultracold Neutrons Yields New Measurement of the Neutron Lifetime04.12.19Science Highlight

Magnetic Levitation of Ultracold Neutrons Yields New Measurement of the Neutron Lifetime

Storing extremely slow neutrons in a novel trap enables precise measurement of a basic property of particle physics. Read More »

Supplying High-Quality Cancer-Imaging Isotopes02.21.19Science Highlight

Supplying High-Quality Cancer-Imaging Isotopes

New method produces high-purity zirconium-89, a diagnostic radionuclide used to image cancerous tumors. Read More »

Do Alpha Particle Condensates Exist in Oxygen Nuclei?02.21.19Science Highlight

Do Alpha Particle Condensates Exist in Oxygen Nuclei?

Yes. Such condensates, analogous to those in carbon-12, in heavier nuclei could change how we describe certain elements. Read More »

MicroBooNE, Machine Learning, and Liquid Argon01.30.19Science Highlight

MicroBooNE, Machine Learning, and Liquid Argon

The MicroBooNE experiment demonstrates the use of machine learning to interpret images made by a liquid-argon particle detector. Read More »

Clarifying Rates of Methylmercury Production12.18.18Science Highlight

Clarifying Rates of Methylmercury Production

New model provides more accurate estimates of how fast microbes produce a mercury-based neurotoxin. Read More »

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