Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB)

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Michigan State University (MSU) is establishing the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) as a scientific user facility for the Office of Nuclear Physics in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOESC). FRIB is funded by the DOE-SC, MSU and the State of Michigan.

The heart of FRIB is a high-power superconducting linear accelerator that accelerates heavy ions and produces rare isotopes (short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth) by in-beam fragmentation. FRIB will enable scientific research with fast, stopped, and reaccelerated rare isotope beams, supporting a community of currently approximately 1400 scientists from around the world.

FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries advancing our knowledge of the physics of atomic nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and practical applications of rare isotopes benefiting society in fields such as medicine, materials science, national security, and industry.

Learn more at frib.msu.edu.