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n_TOF plays hide-and-seek with cosmological lithium

The n_TOF collaboration has added an important piece to the puzzle of the cosmological lithium problem

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n_TOF plays hide-and-seek with cosmological lithium

View of the recently constructed second experimental zone (EAR2) of the n_TOF facility. The neutron beam comes from beneath the picture to hit the beryllium target inside the black cube (Image: n_TOF Collaboration).

An experiment at the n_TOF facility at CERN filled in a missing piece of the  cosmological lithium problem puzzle. The n_TOF collaboration published a study providing a precise new measurement of one of the processes involved in the cosmic production of lithium.

For more information, read the update published on the CERN Home page.