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October 2021
Key Magnet Installed at sPHENIX Detector

After years of careful planning, crews at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory installed an enormous superconducting magnet that will be the centerpiece of the sPHENIX detector. sPHENIX is an ongoing upgrade to the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a DOE Office of Science user facility for nuclear physics research.

September 2021
Dr. Tom Neuliner Successfully Defends Thesis


Dr. Tom Neulinger successfully defended his thesis on Tue. Sep. 21. Tom’s work involved measurements of the coating materials for the neutron EDM experiment at ILL (panEDM). Using ultracold neutrons from the SUN-2 superfluid helium source at the ILL, Tom measured the storage time from 10 K to 300 K for Cytop, a commercial fluoropolymer, and for deuterated polyethylene. These coatings have properties useful both for coating the source volume of the upgraded SuperSUN source, as well as for the target chamber of the panEDM experiment itself.