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Python Code to Control Four Relays

The “Weekly Win” for the week of  Nov. 7th was awarded to Liam Clink for completing the code which will be used for the degaussing project in the RaEDM study. “This past week I finished getting the code for the degaussing project functional. This code will be used in a Raspberry Pi to control relays and ...

APS DNP Vancouver 2016

Four members of the Spinlab team made the trip to Vancouver for the annual fall meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Association held Oct. 13-16th. The team contributed talks and posters regarding their work at the MSU Spinlab and was composed of Jaideep Singh, Roy Ready, Jake Huneau, and Kristen ...

Digital Green LED Clocks

sample of one of the clocks in the lab During the week of Oct. 24th, some small but vital improvements were made to lab. As most scientific experiments often do, many of the projects occuring at Spinlab require precise time keeping. It has been a long-haul battle getting the required clocks to function at optimum ...

Colloquium @ Central Michigan University

Testing Time-Reversal Symmetry Using Lasers, a Magic Room, and Pear-Shaped Nuclei Experimental tests of fundamental symmetries using nuclei and other particles subject to the strong nuclear force have led to the discovery of parity (P) violation and the discovery of charge-parity (CP) violation. It is believed that additional sources of CP-violation may be needed to ...

Radio Shack

The Spinlab’s unique inventory of world-class equipment and facilities paired with it’s innovative team members allows for the execution of intricate and critical experiments. Improvements, additions, and customizations are constantly being made around the lab. An example of this is the weekly win awarded on 10/17/16 to Roy Ready for his work in building a ...

E-Field of 110 kV/cm

This weekly win post is for the win awarded on 10/10/16. The win that week was awarded to Roy Ready’s team, working on the Ra EDM project. The RaEDM team  successfully tested the high voltage system, and reached a stable operating voltage of 22 kV. One of the goals  of the project is to reach the ...

Observation of a Two-Photon Transition in Xenon

This weekly win post is for the winner announced on October 3rd, for the work done during the week  of Sept 26-30. The win this week was awarded to a group composed of Spinlab members Steven Fromm, Jaideep Singh, Liam Clink, and University of Michigan student Skyler Degenkolb. After many long days (and nights) of preparation ...

Fluorescence Yield of Yb Inside Solid Ne

The win this week belongs to the SADiCS team, who have been working to detect single atoms in solid noble gases in order to measure rare nuclear reactions in an energy range best suited for astrophysics (more information can be found here). This week the SADiCS team consisting of Dustin Frisbie, Kristen Parzuchowski and Jennifer Wenzl ...

Residual Magnetization Gradiometer

As of this week, there will be a weekly blog post titled “Weekly Win”. Each post will include information and a short blurb about something significantly exciting or remarkable which occurred in the lab that week, and each week the members of this group will vote for one of various nominations in order to determine ...

Colloquium @ University of Nevada-Reno

Testing Time-Reversal Symmetry Using Lasers, a Magic Room, and Pear-Shaped Nuclei Experimental tests of fundamental symmetries using nuclei and other particles subject to the strong nuclear force have led to the discovery of parity (P) violation and the discovery of charge-parity (CP) violation. It is believed that additional sources of CP-violation may be needed to ...