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Story Archive

Category Title Date Excerpt
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

In a paper published today in the journal Nature Communications, the ALPHA collaboration reports on their latest measurement of a fundamental property of antihydrogen, the ephemeral antimatter twin to normal hydrogen.

Experimental Result

E-Linac Moves into the E-Hall

11 April 2014

All hands are on deck this spring as the Accelerator Division concentrates their efforts on the installation and assembly of the electron linear accelerator, the state-of-the-art equipment at the heart of ARIEL, TRIUMF's new facility for the production of rare isotopes.

Experimental Result

CMMS Users Publish New Result in PRL

07 April 2014

Using the μSR facilities at TRIUMF’s Centre for Molecular and Materials Science and J‑PARC, a team of researchers from KEK and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan have discovered novel magnetism in an iridium compound.

Student Stories

Saudi Arabian Scientist Studies at TRIUMF

19 March 2014

Mohammed Abusalem, a radiochemist from King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Saudi Arabia, is spending a work term with TRIUMF's Nuclear Medicine Division.

Experimental Result

T2K Publishes Electron Neutrino Appearance

13 February 2014

A new electron neutrino appearance result from the T2K collaboration was published this week, bringing researchers one step closer to answering one of the greatest puzzles of particle physics: why is there more matter than antimatter in our universe?