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New Tool to Measure Speeding Nuclei is a Fast-Beam First


July 25, 2007

Krzysztof Starosta
An international collaboration at the Michigan State University National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, has demonstrated a new technique for studying particles traveling at one-third the speed of light. The result, which will be published in Physical Review Letters, opens new doors to investigating rare isotopes. The study describes the first successful lifetime measurement--the lifetime of an excited state of germanium-64.
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