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Nuclear Physics Laboratory

Nuclear Physics Laboratory

Considerable instrumentation exists in the Nuclear Physics Laboratories for developing and prototyping particle detectors. Numerous sets of scintillator based cosmic ray detectors have been constructed in this laboratory for studying the correlations between the space/terrestrial weather and cosmic ray flux variations measured near the surface of the earth.  The group is currently focusing on the development of new gas mixture and recycling system for particle detectors using resistive plate chamber technology.  

Nuclear Physics Research Facilities

The members of the Nuclear Physics Group are using the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) (http://www.bnl.gov/RHIC/) at Brookhaven National Laboratory to study matter properties at extreme density and temperature created from colliding heavy ions and to study proton spin properties by colliding polarized protons.  The group is a member of the PHENIX Collaboration (http://www.phenix.bnl.gov/) at RHIC.