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MSU Research History: National Superconducting Lab

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1981 – The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory launches the K-500— one of the world’s first superconducting cyclotrons.

The NSCL joined Notre Dame’s Nuclear Structure Laboratory and the University of Chicago to establish the Joint Institute for Nuclear Physics (JINA) in 2003. As of 2015, the facility remains on the National Science Foundation list of “large” facilities and was considered to be one of the nation’s largest nuclear science facilities on a university campus when it was built in the early 1960s.

Photo: Chris Campbell works in the S4 vault at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory on March 28, 2005. Photo by G.L. Kohuth 

Source: National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, History

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