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FRIB Decay Station

Project Details

Principal Investigator

Nuclear decay spectroscopy measurements will be carried out in all experimental halls at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), the next-generation radioactive beam facility under construction at Michigan State University. A Radioactive Decay Station Working Group was formed to design and implement an efficient, state-of-the-art detection station equipped with instruments capable of ultra-sensitive characterizations of various forms of radiation including gamma rays, conversion electrons, beta particles, protons, alpha particles, and neutrons. It is anticipated that this station will enable measurements with FRIB beams of nuclear properties at the very frontiers of nuclear existence, where fascinating new phenomena are expected to give insights on the nature of subatomic nuclei. ORNL and UTK are playing a lead role in the FRIB Decay Station.

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Research Scientist - Low Energy Nuclear Physics
James Allwood