The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) user facility at Michigan State University. In creating this new one-of-a-kind facility, FRIB builds upon the expertise and achievements of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), a National Science Foundation (NSF) user facility at MSU. Since 2001, NSCL’s coupled cyclotron facility, one of the world’s most powerful rare isotope user facilities, has been conducting experiments on rare isotopes, elevating our understanding of nuclei to new levels. FRIB looks beyond NSCL’s discoveries to envision the next-generation technology needed for next-generation rare isotope experiments. The foundation of this vision—now the design of FRIB—is to use fast, stopped, and reaccelerated rare isotope beams produced by fragmentation to yield consistently high intensities of beams in minimal beam development times.
Join us for a live 60-minute presentation where the lab's outreach coordinator will “guide” you through our research spaces by viewing photospheres. This opportunity lets you see more vaults than are accessible during a physical tour!