• MoNA

    The Modular Neutron Array is composed of 144 individual detector bars that can be assembled in a variety of configurations.

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  • LISA

    The Large multi-Institution Scintillator Array is used in conjunction with MoNA to increase our ability to measure angular distributions of reaction neutrons as well as improve resolution and/or efficiency of the detector system.

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  • The Team

    The MoNA Collaboration include faculty from Michigan State University, Hope College, Indiana University South Bend, Wabash College, Central Michigan University, Western Michigan University, St. John's College, Westmont College, Augustana College, Gettysburg College, Ohio Wesleyan University, and Hampton University

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The MoNA Collaboration was formed in 2001 to construct and operate MoNA, (the Modular Neutron Array), a large-area high efficiency neutron detector housed at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, NSCL. The detector was designed and built by the collaboration which consists primarily of undergraduate institutions and Michigan State Universitiy. Working with NSCL and with support from the National Science Foundation the MoNA detector construction was completed in 2002. Much of the construction and testing was done by undergraduates.

The MoNA Collaboration continues to support undergraduates as significant participants in data taking and analysis on a variety of experiments. In addition with the help of undergraduates the Collaboration recently constructed a new detector - the Large muli-Institutional Scintillator Array (LISA) - used in conjunction with MoNA at the NSCL to explore nuclei along the neutron dripline.


MoNA Annual Report

Annual Report