Resources for FRIB scientific users

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams has a number of resources available for FRIB scientific users, potential FRIB scientific users, and members of the FRIB Users Organization. The available resources include:


Code: The following code is available for researchers. Please visit the Beams page for additional information.

  • Beams: This page contains the LISE++ code (for estimating fragment transmission) and the LISE++ tutorial PDF (showing an example of developing a rare-isotope beam at FRIB).

FRIB information

About FRIB: Learn more about FRIB, including its organization, history, advisory committees, and partnerships in the About FRIB section.

Aerial photo: This aerial photo shows the FRIB Laboratory site on the campus of Michigan State University, updated in June 2020. 

  • Download a jpg version of the photo here.

Architectural rendering: This architectural rendering shows the baselined conventional facilities design of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, updated in July 2018 to include two MSU-funded additions. 

  • Download a jpg version of the architectural rendering here.

Fact sheetsThese are short, one- to two-page informational sheets about the FRIB Laboratory, updated at least every month.

File downloads: FRIB has files available for download. Before downloading the files, users must electronically accept the license and end-user agreement.

  • Download available schematics and software from FRIB here.

Videos: There are two versions of this FRIB informational video available online. For downloadable files, please contact FRIB Communications.

  • The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at MSU: This is the full video created by MSU that explains FRIB to a general audience. It is available on YouTube.
  • FRIB animation: This is the animated segment of the above video that shows how the linear accelerator will produce rare isotopes. It is available on YouTube.

Laboratory access for scientific users: This page contains information about laboratory access for scientific users. Information includes on-campus accommodations and local hotels.

Greater Lansing area: FRIB is located on the Michigan State University campus, which sits between Lansing (Michigan's capital city) and East Lansing. The Greater Lansing area is comprised of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties in Michigan and has a population of more than 470,000 residents. For more information about the area (including events, hotels, restaurants, and attractions), visit the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau website at