July 16, 2009
Scientists create strongest neutron beam
Japanese-led researchers say they've created the strongest neutron beam in the world, enabling the exploration of laws governing all matter in the universe.
The creation of the beam is the first major experimental achievement at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory, part of the Japan-funded Riken Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science near Tokyo. Researchers said the new beam can achieve in eight hours what it would take other scientists more than six months to accomplish.
island of inversion,is thought to offer clues about underlying laws governing all matter in the universe, the researchers said.
The study that included scientists from China, Germany and France appears in the journal Physical Review Letters.