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Made-to-order Isotopes Hold Promise on Science's Frontier


May 8, 2008

Brad Sherrill Designer labels have a lot of cachet--a principle that's equally true in fashion and physics. The future of nuclear physics is in designer isotopes--the relatively new power scientists have to make specific rare isotopes to solve scientific problems and open doors to new technologies, according to Bradley Sherrill, a University Distinguished Professor of physics and associate director for research at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University. Full Story

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