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Science Highlights

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Coulomb dissociation: A new tool for nuclear astrophysics

The stars shine because of nuclear reactions and nucleosynthesis processes.

June 1, 2010
Superconducting cavity for ATLAS upgrade achieves world-record accelerating field

The prototype superconducting (SC) cavity for the ARRA-funded efficiency and intensity upgrade of the ATLAS facility has undergone first testing.

May 1, 2011
New Measurement of the Size of the Proton

A recent measurement at JLab of the elastic scattering of electrons on the proton provides a new, high-precision value for the charge radius of the proton.

November 1, 2011
Fig 1: Seven 72 MHz SC cavities after final clean room assembly.
Commissioning of the ARRA-funded AIP project for ATLAS entitled “Replacement of First Booster Cryostat Module & Liquid Helium Upgrade”

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 t

October 6, 2013
Measurement of the <sup>23</sup>Na(α,p)<sup>26</sup>Mg reaction at energies relevant for the production of Galactic <sup>26<sup/>Al

Gamma-ray astronomy has proven to be a powerful tool for understanding explosive nucleosynthesis in supernovae and novae.

April 17, 2014
Testing Time-Reversal Symmetry Using Ultra-cold Radium Atoms

New laser trapping methods for the search of an atomic EDM have been demonstrated with a first measurement on radium-225.

March 5, 2015
Fig.1: The GRETINA array installed at ATLAS. The beam enters the CHICO-2 target chamber.
Completion of the first GRETINA Campaign at ATLAS

The first campaign of the GRETINA array at the ATLAS facility was completed on June 15, 2015.

June 17, 2015
Microscopic calculations for neutrino scattering from nuclei

Although neutrinos were postulated in 1930 and first observed in 1956, the fact that they are not massless was only demonstrated in the 1990's the values of their masses is still unknown.

October 6, 2015
The Difference a Pair of Neutrons Can Make

Add barium-146 to the short list of pear-shaped nuclei, though this may be more surprising than one might expect given the pear-shaped nature of its nearby neighbor barium-144.

October 6, 2017
Shape Coexistence in 68Ni and surrounding neutron-rich nuclei

The structure of neutron-rich nuclei in the vicinity of “doubly-magic” 68Ni has been the subject of much recent scrutiny once it was realized, on the one hand, that the subshell gap at neutron numb

October 6, 2017