Undergraduate research assistants (including those in the TUNL REU program) pose in the patio of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) Building.
UNC graduate students Matthew Buckner, John Cesaratto, and Stephen Daigle use the LENA accelerator facilty for studies related to nuclear astrophysics.
UNC graduate student David Ticehurst and postdoc Alex Couture prepare to characterize a novel gadolinium-based neutron neutron detector for photoneutron experiments at HIGS.
Members of Medium Energy Physics Group at Duke, not shown in the pictures are Pinghan Chu, Min Huang, Simona Malace, Chao Peng and Yang Zhang.
Duke Professor Werner Tornow and graduate student Sean Finch prepare for double-beta decay studies in TUNL's low-background counting facility.
NC State graduate student David Kendellen works on the development of the cryostat for the neutron EDM project.
Research scientist Alex Crowell and graduate student Brent Fallin position a leaf for plant physiology studies using the radioisotope 11CO2.
Members of TUNL's technical staff gather inside the 10 MV tandem van de Graaff accelerator which was open for routine maintenance.
TUNL graduate students pose in front of the Duke Free Electron Laser Laboratory (DFELL) which houses the High Intensity Gamma-ray Source (HIGS).
Staff at the Duke Free Electron Laser Laboratory pose in front of the electron storage ring booster injector.
Members of the nuclear data evaluation group at TUNL continue their work as part of the United States Nuclear Data Program.
TUNL personnel are active in many outreach activities, including giving demonstrations at local elementary schools.
UNC graduate students Padraic Finnerty and Sean MacMullin are cleaning materials for low background studies as part of the MAJORANA project.
UNC Professor Hugon Karwowski works with colleagues from the UNC School of Public Health in Rutherford backscattering tests of new polymers for water purification.
Members of the MAJORANA collaboration pose after a recent meeting. Faculty and students from UNC and Duke are heavily involved in the leadership and execution of this experiment.
Graduate student Brittney VornDick inspecting ultracold neutron guides for use in the UCNA experiment at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
TUNL personnel and collaborators from Germany celebrate the successful completion of NRF studies at HIGS.
TUNL recently hosted the National Nuclear Physics Summer School. Students from across the US spent two weeks discussing exciting recent developments and future directions in nuclear science.
TUNL personnel and collaborators from the University of Notre Dame pose after photoneutron studies at HIGS.
Duke graduate student Larry Cumberbatch prepares a Lindera plant for labeling with positron emitting 11CO2.
Graduate student James Esterline with advisor Werner Tornow. James received his Ph.D in Spring of 2012.
Graduate student Leah Broussard with advisors Calvin Howell and Albert Young. Leah received her Ph.D in Spring of 2012.
The Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Center of
Excellence that focuses on low-energy nuclear physics research. TUNL is a consortium of three major
research universities in the North Carolina Research Triangle Area: Duke University, North Carolina
State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From these three and other
collaborating Universities, about 30 faculty members, 20 postdocs and research scientists, and 50
graduate students conduct research at TUNL.