Reporting In the March 23 Physical Review Letters, one group working at the National Superconducting Cyclotron
Laboratory at Michigan State University in East Lansing and another group running experiments at three different laboratories obtained a value of 59.2 years as the time it takes half a sample of titanium-44 to decay.
Working at Michigan State's National Superconducting Cyclotron
Laboratory, the researchers directed a high-energy beam of krypton-78 ions into a nickel target.
Its budget calls for planning a gravitational-wave detector system, for improving the Cornell (University) Electron Storage Ring and for constructing the Indiana University Cooler Ring and Michigan State University Superconducting Cyclotron
. In addition, the proposed NSF budget would increase funding for mathematics by 16 percent, chemistry by 13 percent, computer science by 11 percent and physics and materials science by 7 percent each.