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Scientists successfully use krypton to accurately date Antactric ice

A team of scientists has successfully identified the age of 120,000-year-old Antarctic ice using radiometric krypton dating – a new technique that may allow them to locate and date ice that is more than a million years old. More »

CARIBU opens

Argonne’s ATLAS facility gets a face lift

Recovery Act funds fueled an Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System overhaul. More »

CARIBU opens

ATLAS up and running with new cryomodule

The Physics Division has successfully initiated the commissioning of a new high-performance superconducting cryomodule for the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS). The new module was installed in the ATLAS tunnel in December 2013 as part of a major reconfiguration of the accelerator. In February 2014, a first heavy ion beam was accelerated through the new cryomodule. At this point in time, all demonstrated beam parameters already significantly exceed the project completion performance requirements. More »

CARIBU opens

Shedding light on the masses of exotic nuclei

The masses of 33 rare, exotic neutron-heavy nuclides have been measured with high precision by scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory's CAlifornium Rare Isotope Breeder Upgrade (CARIBU) facility in the US. The findings are crucial to understanding how elements that are heavier than iron might have formed. More at IOP » and »

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New isotope measurement could alter history of early solar system

The early days of our solar system might look quite different than previously thought, according to research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory published in Science. More »

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