MSU Board of Trustees approves next stage of FRIB

  • Feb 26, 2018

At its meeting on February 16th, 2018, the MSU Board of Trustees gave authorization to proceed with the next phase of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB).

Construction can begin on the high rigidity spectrometer and isotope harvesting experimental vault, with a budget of $22.5 million. The new vault will comprise 31,000 square feet and provide a highbay for isotope harvesting and space to accommodate a new large-scale detector.

Along with approving the vault, the trustees gave authorization to proceed with FRIB’s cryogenic assembly building. The $12.4 million project includes a 14,000 square foot building for the assembly, testing, cooling and repair of cryomodules and beam line magnets.

For reference, see this February 16th MSU Today article.