RHIC Aerial (image) DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory Share Print E-Mail Caption The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle accelerator exploring nuclear physics and the building blocks of matter at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Credit Brookhaven National Laboratory Usage Restrictions OK for use with stories about this research or with permission from Brookhaven Lab for other uses. 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.