World's most powerful heavy-ion accelerator to open in Michigan

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World's most powerful heavy-ion accelerator to open in Michigan
A community of 1,600 scientists from around the world will use the accelerator to study how the universe formed.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Published: MAY 1, 2022

The world's most powerful heavy-ion accelerator is set to open at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University's (MSU) on Monday, providing researchers with access to more than 1,000 new rare isotopes. Rare isotopes are versions of elements with a combination of protons and neutrons that does not hold together forever. A community of 1,600 scientists from around the world will use the FRIB to study how the universe formed and make advances in medicine, nuclear security, environmental science and more, according to MSU.

The accelerator will shoot atoms at a target at half the speed of light, creating collisions producing the rare isotopes, including ones never produced before on Earth. “This project has been the realization of a dream of the whole community in nuclear physics,” said Ani Aprahamian, an experimental nuclear physicist at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, according to Nature.

more.............. https://www.jpost.com/science/article-705550
 

TrustinHim

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World's most powerful heavy-ion accelerator to open in Michigan
A community of 1,600 scientists from around the world will use the accelerator to study how the universe formed.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Published: MAY 1, 2022

The world's most powerful heavy-ion accelerator is set to open at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University's (MSU) on Monday, providing researchers with access to more than 1,000 new rare isotopes. Rare isotopes are versions of elements with a combination of protons and neutrons that does not hold together forever. A community of 1,600 scientists from around the world will use the FRIB to study how the universe formed and make advances in medicine, nuclear security, environmental science and more, according to MSU.

The accelerator will shoot atoms at a target at half the speed of light, creating collisions producing the rare isotopes, including ones never produced before on Earth. “This project has been the realization of a dream of the whole community in nuclear physics,” said Ani Aprahamian, an experimental nuclear physicist at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, according to Nature.

more.............. https://www.jpost.com/science/article-705550
Oh great! That's half an hour away from my house, I hope they don't mess up and create anti matter or something out of control. But seriously I don't know what this is supposed to accomplish.
 

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Particle accelerators have been around since the 1930s the Cyclotron or (Atom Smasher) as it was known back then - The Cyclotron was invented in 1930 by Ernest O. Lawrence in 1929–1930 at the University of California, Berkeley, Which was patented in 1932 and he received a Noble Prize in 1939
The world's first man-made nuclear reactor. CP-1 was built on a racquetball court, under the abandoned west stands of the original Alonzo Stagg Field stadium, at the University of Chicago. The first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was initiated in CP-1 on December 2, 1942. - your history lesson for the day

If you ever visit Albuquerque NM you have to check out the National Museum of Nuclear Science there - fascinating place
https://www.visitalbuquerque.org/listing/national-museum-of-nuclear-science-&-history/3048/
 
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