beryllium-6 atom (image) Michigan State University Facility for Rare Isotope Beams Share Print E-Mail Caption The graphic shows an unusual nuclear event in a beryllium-6 atom, where a pair of protons are released. Understanding the inner workings of the nucleus is key to research at FRIB. Credit Facility for Rare Isotope Beams Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.