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Scientific Opportunities with a Rare-Isotope Facility in the United States
electronics. Failure to pursue a U.S. FRIB would likely lead to a forfeiture of U.S. leadership in nuclear-structure-related physics and would curtail the training of future U.S. nuclear scientists.
The committee concluded that a U.S. facility for rare-isotope beams of the kind described to it would be complementary to existing and planned international efforts, particularly if based on a heavy-ion linear accelerator. With such a facility, the United States would be a partner among equals in the exploration of the world-leading scientific thrusts listed above.
The committee concluded that the science addressed by a rare-isotope facility, most likely based on a heavy-ion driver using a linear accelerator, should be a high priority for the United States. The facility for rare-isotope beams envisaged for the United States would provide capabilities, unmatched elsewhere, that would help to provide answers to the key science topics outlined above.