The map of nuclear deformation takes the form of a mountain landscape

IMAGE: Deformation landscape of the nickel-64 nucleus. Prolate, oblate local minima and main spherical minimum are indicated by red, green and blue ellipsoids, respectively. (Source: IFJ PAN) view more  Credit: Source: IFJ PAN Kraków, 30 December 2020 The map of nuclear deformation takes the form of a mountain landscape Until recently, scientists believed that only very […]

Novel public-private partnership facilitates development of fusion energy

IMAGE: PPPL physicist Gerrit Kramer with conceptual image of SPARC fusion reactor. view more  Credit: Collage and Kramer photo by Elle Starkman/PPPL Office of Communications. SPARC image courtesy of Commonwealth Fusion Systems. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is collaborating with private industry on cutting-edge fusion research aimed at achieving commercial […]

Surrey helps to produce the world’s first neutron-rich, radioactive tantalum ions

An international team of scientists have unveiled the world’s first production of a purified beam of neutron-rich, radioactive tantalum ions. This development could now allow for lab-based experiments on exploding stars helping scientists to answer long-held questions such as “where does gold come from?” In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, the University of […]