Made in Ames: Physics, manufacturing expertise help build nuclear physics experiment
December 12, 2021
Iowa State physicists are contributing their expertise and sending thousands of pounds of Ames-manufactured hardware to the sPHENIX experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. The experiment's particle detector is designed to explore the flowing, liquid-like, quark-gluon plasma. That plasma is an exotic state of matter and part of the universe’s earliest history.