For nuclear physicists, the ultimate sleuths, the better the instruments, the better they can understand the subatomic ingredients of our world such as nuclei, the positively charged masses within atoms that contain neutrons and protons.
The first campaign of the GRETINA array at the ATLAS facility was completed on June 15, 2015. Over a little more than a year, a total of 130 days of beam time was devoted to measurements with GRETINA for 18 PAC-approved experiments.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A team of scientists has successfully identified the age of 120,000-year-old Antarctic ice using radiometric krypton dating – a new technique that may allow them to locate and date ice that is more than a million years old.
The Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory has successfully initiated the commissioning with beam of a new cryomodule for the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Last week, a stream of highly unusual ions shot through a tiny nozzle at 76 million miles per hour—and CARIBU, a facility designed to study special nuclei normally only created in stars, officially opened for business.