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Story Archive

Category Title Date Excerpt
Experimental Result

Success: ARIEL E-Linac Accelerates First Beam

28 July 2014

In the year since the ARIEL building was constructed, teams across the lab have intensified efforts towards the commissioning of ARIEL’s e-linac. On July 18, the e-linac completed the first acceleration of beam through the e-linac superconducting injector cryomodule to the 10 MeV beam dump. 

Experimental Result

DRAGON Probes Mass Limit in Novae

10 July 2014

Recently, the DRAGON facility ran the highest mass radiative-capture experiment ever performed with a radioactive beam, and in so doing, probed the upper mass limit for nucleosynthesis in novae. 

Experimental Result

Accelerators: Potato Chips to Power Plants

07 July 2014

From the low energy electrons in CRT monitors to the tremendous near-light speed protons of the LHC, particle accelerators are everywhere. Accelerators are more commonplace than you might expect, with applications ranging from manufacturing to energy production to agriculture. 

Experimental Result

Are Neutrinos Their Own Twin?

23 June 2014

Is it possible that instead of having a distinct antimatter particle, neutrinos could be their own antimatter twin? Determining the nature of neutrinos is a key goal of modern particle physics. EXO-200 has recently announced a result that is helping scientists answer this fundamental question.

Experimental Result

The SUSY Fever

10 June 2014

The ATLAS Collaboration has released three search analyses addressing the production of charginos and neutralinos, a strong component in supersymmetry. Supersymmetry is a promising extension of the Standard Model of elementary particles.

Experimental Result

Canadian Team Addresses Tc-99m Crisis

09 June 2014

In demonstrating technology suitable and scalable for multiple brands of cyclotrons, this Canadian team has developed a comprehensive solution to produce Tc-99m in large quantities suitable for large population bases. 

Experimental Result

ALPHA Charges Up Antimatter

03 June 2014