FRIB In the News

Mitch Allmond: Shaping a better fundamental understanding of matter

, Mirage News

In the Physics Division of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, James (“Mitch”) Allmond conducts experiments and uses theoretical models to advance our understanding of the structure of atomic nuclei, which are made of various combinations of protons and neutrons (nucleons). Allmond currently looks forward to DOE’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). He is a leader developing instrumentation for FRIB, in particular the FRIB Decay Station, which is led by ORNL and University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Cosmic understanding: Identifying distinctive signatures of heavy elements

, PHYS.org

The ability to probe heavier elements will be used to further explore research on possible environments for making these elements. This research can help to target experiments at future nuclear physics accelerators such as the forthcoming Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), which is set to begin running experiments in 2022.

MSU researchers participate in discovery that challenges nuclear theory

, MSUToday

A team of researchers, including scientists from the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, or NSCL, at MSU, have made a discovery that could change how scientists understand fundamental forces acting inside atomic nuclei.