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First reactions measured at CASPAR

Published: 28-Feb-2018

Author: D. Robertson

First stage commisioning experiments have recently wrapped up at CASPAR after a two week experimental campaign. The intial measurements focused on the 27Al(p,γ)28Si and 15N(p,γ)16O reactions for accelerator energy calibration. This was followed by the initial stages of a PhD thesis work associated with the astrophysically important CNO cycle reaction 14N(p,γ)15O.

CASPAR researchers featured in Notre Dame magazine

Published: 19-Oct-2017

Author: D. Robertson

CASPAR researchers Daniel Robertson and Michael Wiescher have been featured in the Autumn 2017 issue of the Notre Dame Magazine written by Dr. Kenneth Garcia '08 about his personal experience of going underground in the Homestake Mine. The online article can be found here.

First beam delivery celebrated at CASPAR ribbon cutting

Published: 07-Aug-2017

Author: D. Robertson

After nearly two years the Compact Accelerator System for Performing Astrophysical Research (CASPAR) reached a huge milestone with the delivery of first beam to target. This marks a significant step in the creation and operation of the first U.S. deep underground accelerator laboratory, and one of only two in the world. Scientists and speical invited guests from the institutions involved were at CASPAR for a celebration and ribbon cutting event.

CASPAR featured in WIRED magazine

Published: 11-Aug-2017

Author: D. Robertson

The Compact Accelerator System for Performing Astrophysical Research (CASPAR) is featured in the science section of WIRED magazine, titled "Buried in a Gold Mine, a Particle Accelerator Searches for Stellar Secrets". Click here to see the full article.

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Nuclear Science Laboratory
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, INDIANA, 46556 USA
Phone: (574) 631-7716

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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Department of Physics
Rapid City, South Dakota, 57701 USA
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