FRIB In the News

Glancing into a nuclear mirror: The fate of aluminum-26 in stars

, Newswise

Scientists explore the origin of aluminum-26 in stars with a nuclear reaction that exploits the fact that neutrons and protons are stunningly similar. Scientists from the University of Surrey and the FRIB Laboratory at MSU teamed up to explore the origin of aluminum-26.

Why are theorists excited about exotic nuclei?

, Physics Today

Filomena Nunes, managing director of the FRIB Theory Alliance, discusses how the limits of nuclear stability provide deep insights into the fundamental force responsible for the presence of matter. Exotic nuclei are created, if only for an instant. A major ambition of our generation is to understand where and how heavy matter forms. Exotic neutron-rich nuclei are an essential piece of that puzzle.