Science Highlights

Tracking Down Helium-4’s Quarks and Gluons 06.22.18Science Highlight

Tracking Down Helium-4’s Quarks and Gluons

Scientists obtain the first exclusive measurement of deeply virtual Compton scattering of electrons off helium-4, vital to obtaining an unambiguous 3-D view of quarks and gluons within nuclei. Read More »

Is Nature Exclusively Left Handed? Using Chilled Atoms to Find Out06.20.18Science Highlight

Is Nature Exclusively Left Handed? Using Chilled Atoms to Find Out

Elegant techniques of trapping and polarizing atoms open vistas for beta-decay tests of fundamental symmetries, key to understanding the most basic forces and particles constituting our universe. Read More »

New Tech Uses Isomeric Beams to Study How and Where the Galaxy Makes One of Its Most Common Elements 06.18.18Science Highlight

New Tech Uses Isomeric Beams to Study How and Where the Galaxy Makes One of Its Most Common Elements

A new measurement using a beam of aluminum-26 prepared in a metastable state allows researchers to better understand the creation of the elements in our galaxy. Read More »

Scientists Studying Nuclear Spin Make a Surprising Discovery06.01.18Science Highlight

Scientists Studying Nuclear Spin Make a Surprising Discovery

The size of a nucleus appears to influence the direction of certain particles emitted from collisions with spinning protons. Read More »

MURR Becomes First Reactor Facility to Join DOE’s Isotope Program05.01.18Science Highlight

MURR Becomes First Reactor Facility to Join DOE’s Isotope Program

DOE and MURR partner to ensure scientists have access to essential research isotopes. Read More »

Tracking Down Helium-4’s Quarks and Gluons 05.01.18Science Highlight

Tracking Down Helium-4’s Quarks and Gluons

Scientists obtain the first exclusive measurement of deeply virtual Compton scattering of electrons off helium-4, vital to obtaining an unambiguous 3-D view of quarks and gluons within nuclei. Read More »

CUORE Constrains Neutrino Properties02.27.18Science Highlight

CUORE Constrains Neutrino Properties

The CUORE experiment set the tightest limits yet on the rare decay of tellurium-130, providing insights into the nature of neutrinos. Read More »

Proton-Proton Fusion: Powering the Sun12.19.17Science Highlight

Proton-Proton Fusion: Powering the Sun

Large-scale simulations of quarks promise precise view of reactions of astrophysical importance. Read More »

Neutron Star Mergers Create Heavy Elements12.19.17Science Highlight

Neutron Star Mergers Create Heavy Elements

Gravitational wave observations combined with optical and gamma-ray data confirm earlier predictions, offer insights into how the galaxy produces lead, mercury, and other elements. Read More »

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 »

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