Nuclear Group Students Participate in Recent Experiment

Gabe Balk with the Barrel detector prior to installation.

Gabe Balk and TJ Mann joined an international collaboration to study r-process nuclei (141, 143, and 145Cs) at Argonne National Laboratories with the CARIBU system. The Nuclear Group contributed two key pieces to the experiment: the tape target drive and control system and the barrel-shaped beta detector which has fibers to direct detector light out of SuN to photomultiplier tubes.

TJ Mann working with Dr. Daniel Muecher to seal the vacuum chamber after the installation of the Barrel detector and tape target into SuN.

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