Nuclear physics works best when a few  things happen: some one has a good insight , a bunch of people work really hard to build an experiment to investigate it, and a good device delivers interesting data to curious physicists!
The MoNA project has been exactly this kind of an experience for me.
Selected Publications

“Measurement of the Gamow-Teller Strength Distribution in 58Co via the 58Ni(t,3He) reaction at 115 MeV/nucleon” A.L. Cole, H. Akimune, Sam M. Austin, D. Bazin, A.M. van den Berg, G.P.A. Berg, J. Brown, I. Daito, Y. Fujita, M. Fujiwara, S. Gupta, K. Hara, M.N. Harakeh, J. Jänecke, T. Kawabata, T. Nakamura, D.A. Roberts, B.M. Sherrill, M. Steiner, H. Ueno, and R.G.T. Zegers, Physical Review C (In Press)

“Reaction and proton-removal cross sections of 6Li, 7Be, 10B, 9,10,11C, 12N, 13,15O and 17Ne on Si at15 to 53 MeV/nucleon”, R. E. Warner, F. Carstoiu J. A. Brown, F. D. Becchetti, B. Davids, A. Galonsky, M. Horoi, J. J. Kolata, A. Nadasen, D. A. Roberts, R. M. Ronningen, C. Samanta, J. Schwarzenberg, M. Steiner, and K. Subotic, Physical Review C (In Press)

“Fabrication of a modular neutron array: A collaborative model to undergraduate research”, R. H. Howes, T. Baumann, M. Thoennnessen, J. Brown, P.A. DeYoung, J. Finck, J. Hinnefeld, K.W. Kemper, B. Luther, P.V. Pancella, G.F. Peaslee, W.F. Rogers, and S. Tabor, American Journal of Physics (March 2005) 
“Weak interaction strengths for supernovae calculations via the (t, 3He) reaction on medium-heavy nuclei”, R.G.T.Zegers, A.L.Cole, H.Akimune, S.M.Austin, D.Bazin, A.M.van den Berg, G.P.A.Berg, J.Brown, I.Daito, Y.Fujita, M.Fujiwara, K.Hara, M.N.Harakeh, G.W.Hitt, M.E.Howard, J.Janecke, T.Kawabataj T.Nakamura, H.Ueno, H.Schatz, B.M.Sherrill, M.Steiner, Nuclear Physics A758, 67c (2005)
“Construction of a modular large-area neutron detector for the NSCL” T. Baumann, J. Boike*, J. Brown, M. Bullinger*, J.P. Bychoswki*, S. Clark*, K. Daum*, P.A. DeYoung, J.V. Evans*, J. Finck, N. Frank, A. Grant*, J. Hinnefeld, G.W. Hitt*, R.H. Howes, B. Isselhardt*, K.W. Kemper, J. Longacre*, Y. Lu, B. Luther, S.T. Marley*, D. McCollum*, E. McDonald*, U. Onwuemene*, P.V. Pancella, G.F. Peaslee, W.A. Peters, M. Rajabali, J. Robertson, W.F. Rogers, S.L. Tabor, M. Thoennessen, E. Tryggestad, R.E. Turner, P.J. VanWylen, and N. Walker, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A543, 517-527 (2005)
 “Proton removal from 8B, 9C, and 12C on Si at 20-70 MeV/nucleon”, R.E.Warner, F.D.Becchetti, J.A.Brown, A.Galonsky, J.H.Kelley, A.Nadasen, R.M.Ronningen, J.A.Tostevin, J.S.Winfield, P.Zecher, Phys.Rev. C 69, 024612 (2004)

“Gamma-ray spectroscopy with a low-energy 6He radioactive ion beam” S.M.Vincent, A.Aprahamian, J.J.Kolata, L.O.Lamm, V.Guimaraes, R.C.deHaan, D.Peterson, P.Santi, A.Teymurazyan, F.D.Becchetti, T.W.O'Donnell, M.Lee, D.A.Roberts, J.A.Zimmerman, J.A.Brown, Nucl.Instrum.Methods Phys.Res. A491, 426 (2002)
“Energy Dependence of the Total Reaction Cross Section of Isomeric 18Fm on Silicon below 400 MeV” D.A.Roberts, F.D.Becchetti, J.Janecke, M.Y.Lee, T.W.O'Donnell, K.Pham, J.A.Brown, R.E.Warner, R.M.Ronningen, and H.W.Wilschut, Physical Review C65, 044605 (2002)
“Elastic Scattering and Transfer in the 8Li + 209Pb System Near the Coulomb Barrier” J.J.Kolata, V.Z.Goldberg, L.O.Lamm, M.G.Marino, C.J.O'Keeffe, G.Rogachev, E.F.Aguilera, H.Garcia-Martinez, E.Martinez-Quiroz, P.Rosales, F.D.Becchetti, T.W.O'Donnell, D.A.Roberts, J.A.Brown, P.A.DeYoung, J.D.Hinnefeld, and S.A.Shaheen, Physical Review C65, 054616 (2002)
“Total Reaction and Neutron-Removal Cross Sections of (30-60)A MeV Be Isotopes on Si and Pb” R.E.Warner, M.H.McKinnon, J.S.Needleman, N.C.Shaner, F.D.Becchetti, D.A.Roberts, A.Galonsky, R.M.Ronningen, M.Steiner, J.A.Brown, J.J.Kolata, A.Nadasen, and K.Subotic, Physical Review C64, 044611 (2001)
“Production of A=6, 7 Nuclides in the + Reaction and Cosmic Ray Nucleosynthesis” D.J.Mercer, S.M.Austin, J.A.Brown, S.A.Danczyk, S.E.Hirzebruch, J.H.Kelley, T.Suomijarvi, D.A.Roberts, and T.P.Walker, Physical Review C63, 065805 (2001)
 “Total Reaction and Neutron-Removal Cross Sections of (30-60)A MeV He and Li Isotopes on Pb” R.E.Warner, M.H.McKinnon, N.C.Shaner, F.D.Becchetti, A.Nadasen, D.A.Roberts, J.A.Brown, A.Galonsky, J.J.Kolata, R.M.Ronningen, M.Steiner, and K.Subotic, Physical Review C62, 024608 (2000)
"Isovector Giant Resonances in 6He, 12B, 90Y, 120In, and 208Tl Observed in the (7Li,7Be) Charge-Exchange Reaction" T.Annakkage, J.Janecke, J.S.Winfield, G.P.A.Berg, J.A.Brown, G.Crawley, S.DanczIk, M.Fujiwara, D.J.Mercer, K.Pham, D.A.Roberts, J.Stasko, G.H.Yoo, Nucl.Phys. A648, 3 (1999) 
"Proton Scattering by Short Lived Sulfur Isotopes" F.Marechal, T.Suomijarvi, Y.Blumenfeld, A.Azhari, E.Bauge, D.Bazin, J.A.Brown, P.D.Cottle, J.P.Delaroche, M.Fauerbach, M.Girod, T.Glasmacher, S.E.Hirzebruch, J.K.Jewell, J.H.Kelley, K.W.Kemper, P.F.Mantica, D.J.Morrissey, L.A.Riley, J.A.Scarpaci, H.Scheit, M.Steiner, Phyical Reiew C60, 034615 (1999) 
"Proton Scattering from the Unstable Neutron-Rich Nucleus 43Ar " F.Marechal, T.Suomijarvi, Y.Blumenfeld, A.Azhari, D.Bazin, J.A.Brown, P.D.Cottle, M.Fauerbach, T.Glasmacher, S.E.Hirzebruch, J.K.Jewell, J.H.Kelley, K.W.Kemper, P.F.Mantica, D.J.Morrissey, L.A.Riley, J.A.Scarpaci, H.Scheit, M.Steiner, Physical Review C60, 064623 (1999) 
"Isotope Yields with a Solenoid-Based Fragment Mass Analysis System - Prospects for Exotic Isotope Studies in the 10 <= Z <=30 Range" T.W.O'Donnell, F.D.Becchetti, J.Brown, J.W.Janecke, M.Y.Lee, R.S.Raymond, D.A.Roberts, R.S.Tickle, H.C.Griffin, R.M.Ronningen, Nucl.Instrum.Methods Phys.Res. A422, 513 (1999) 
"Population of 10Li by Fragmentation " M.Thoennessen, S.Yokoyama, A.Azhari, T.Baumann, J.A.Brown, A.Galonsky, P.G.Hansen, J.H.Kelley, R.A.Kryger, E.Ramakrishnan, P.Thirolf, Physical Review C59, 111 (1999) 
"Proton Decay of States in 11N" A.Azhari, T.Baumann, J.A.Brown, M.Hellstrom, J.H.Kelley, R.A.Kryger, D.J.Millener, H.Madani, E.Ramakrishnan, D.E.Russ, T.Suomijarvi, M.Thoennessen, S.Yokoyama, Physical Review C59, 111 (1999)

"Probing the Halo Structure of 19,17,15C and 14B" D.Bazin, W.Benenson, B.A.Brown, J.Brown, B.Davids, M.Fauerbach, P.G.Hansen, P.Mantica, D.J.Morrissey, C.F.Powell, B.M.Sherrill, M.Steiner, Physical Review C57, 2156 (1998) 
Breakup of 11Be: Prompt or delayed? J.E.Bush, P.A.Hausladen, D.P.Balamuth, K.R.Pohl, D.Bazin, J.A.Brown, J.A.Caggiano, L.L.Chen, B.S.Davids, D.J.Morrissey, B.M.Sherrill, M.Thoennessen, Physical Review Letters 81, 61 (1998) 
"Gamow-Teller Strengths from (t,3He) Charge-Exchange Reactions on Light Nuclei" I.Daito, H.Akimune, S.M.Austin, D.Bazin, G.P.A.Berg, J.A.Brown, B.S.Davids, Y.Fujita, H.Fujimura, M.Fujiwara, R.Hazama, T.Inomata, K.Ishibashi, J.Janecke, S.Nakayama, K.Pham, D.A.Roberts, B.M.Sherrill, M.Steiner, A.Tamii, M.Tanaka, H.Toyokawa, M.Yosoi, Physics Letters 418B, 27 (1998) 
"Reaction Cross Sections in Si of Light Proton-Halo Candidates 12N and 17Ne" R.E.Warner, H.Thirumurthy, J.Woodroffe, F.D.Becchetti, J.A.Brown, B.S.Davids, A.Galonsky, J.J.Kolata, J.J.Kruse, M.Y.Lee, A.Nadasen, T.W.O'Donnell, D.A.Roberts, R.M.Ronningen, C.Samanta, P.Schwandt, J.von Schwarzenberg, M.Steiner, K.Subotic, J.Wang, J.A.Zimmerman, Nucl.Phys. A635, 292 (1998) 
“(t, 3He) Reaction; New tool for studying spin-isospin excitations in neutron rich nuclei,” I. Diato, H. Akimune, S. M. Austin, D. Bazin, G. P. A. Berg, J. A. Brown, B. S. Davids, Y. Fujita, H. Fujimura, M. Fujiwara, R. Hazama, T. Inomata, K. Ishibashi, J. Jänecke, S. Nakayama, K. Pham, D. A. Roberts, B. M. Sherrill, M. Steiner, A. Tamii, M. Tanaka, H. Toyokawa, and M. Yosoi. Nuclear Instruments and Methods A397, 465-471
 “Elastic and Inelastic Scattering of Protons on 38S in Inverse Kinematics,” T. Suomijävi, J. H. Kelley, S. E. Hirzbruch, A. Azhari, D. Bazin, Y. Blumenfeld, J. A. Brown, P. D. Cottle, S. Danczyk, M. Fauerbach, T. Glasmacher, J. K. Jewell, K. W. Kemper, F. Maréchal, D. J. Morrissey, S. Ottini, J. A. Scarpacci, and P. Thirolf. Nuclear Physics A616 295c-302c
“Proton Scattering on the Unstable 38S Nucleus: Isovector contribution to the 21+ State,” J. H. Kelley, T. Suomijarvi, S. E. Hirzebruch, A. Azhari, D. Bazin, Y. Blumenfeld, J. A. Brown, P. D. Cottle, S. Danczik, M. Fauerbach, T. Glasmacher, J. K. Jewell, K. W. Kemper, F. Marechal, D. J. Morrissey, S. Ottini, J. A. Scarpaci, and P. Thirolf. Physical Review C56, R1206
“Isospin Dependence of Collective Transverse Flow in Nuclear Collisions,” R. Pak, W. Benenson, O. Bjarki, J. A. Brown, S. A. Hannuschke, R. A. Lacey, Bao-An Li, A. Nadasen, E. Norbeck, P. Pogodin, D. E. Russ, M. Steiner, N. T. B. Stone, A. M. Vander Molen, G. D. Westfall, L. B. Yang, and S. J. Yennello. Physical Review Letters 78, 1022
“Isospin Dependence of the Balance Energy,” R. Pak, Bao-An Li, W. Benenson, O. Bjarki, J. A. Brown, S. A. Hannuschke, R. A. Lacey, D. J. Magestro, A. Nadasen, E. Norbeck, D. E. Russ, M. Steiner, N. T. B. Stone, A. M. Vander Molen, G. D. Westfall, L. B. Yang, and S. J. Yennello. Physical Review Letters 78, 1026
“Measurement of the 1H(6He, 6Li)n reaction at 0°,” J . A. Brown, D. Bazin, W. Benenson, J. Caggiano, M. Hellström, J. H. Kelley, R. A. Kryger, B. M. Sherrill, M. Steiner, D. J. Morrissey, R. Pfaff, and C. F. Powell. Physical Review C54, R2105
“New Region of Deformation: The neutron-rich sulfur isotopes,” H.Scheit, T.Glasmacher, B.A.Brown, J.A.Brown, P.D.Cottle, P.G.Hansen, R.Harkewicz, M.Hellstrom, R.W.Ibbotson, J.K.Jewell, K.W.Kemper, D.J.Morrissey, M.Steiner, P.Thirolf, and M.Thoennessen. Physical Review Letters 77, 3967 
“Total Reaction and 2n-Removal Cross Sections of 20-60A MeV 4,6,8He, 6-9,11Li, and 10Be on Si,” R. E. Warner, R. A. Patty, P. M. Voyles, A. Nadasen, F. D. Becchetti, J. A. Brown, H. Esbensen, A. Galonsky, J. J. Kolata, J. Kruse, M. Y. Lee, R. M. Ronningen, P. Schwandt, J. von Schwarzenberg, B. M. Sherrill, K. Subotic, J. Wang, P. Zecher. Physical Review C54, 1700
 “Structure of the Neutron-Halo Nucleus 6He,” J. Janecke, T. Annakkage, G. P. A. Berg, B. A. Brown, J. A. Brown, G. Crawley, S. Danczik, M. Fujiwara, D. J. Mercer, K. Pham, D. A. Roberts, J. Stasko, J. S. Winfield, G. H. Yoo. Physical Review C54, 1070
“Study of the Breakup Reaction 8B  7Be + p: Absorption effects and E2 strength,” J.H.Kelley, S.M.Austin, A.Azhari, D.Bazin, J.A.Brown, H.Esbensen, M.Fauerbach, M.Hellstrom, S.E.Hirzebruch, R.A.Kryger, D.J.Morrissey, R.Pfaff, C.F.Powell, E.Ramakrishnan, B.M.Sherrill, M.Steiner, T.Suomijarvi, and M.Thoennessen. Physical Review Letters 77, 5020
 “Isovector Giant Resonances in 6He, 12B, 90Y, 120In and 208Tl,” J. Jänecke, T. Annakkage, K. Pham, D. A. Roberts, J. A. Brown, G. Crwaley, S. Danczik, D. J. Mercer, J. Stasko, J. S. Winfield, G. H. Yoo, G. P. A. Berg, and M. Fujiwara. Nuclear Physics A599, 191c-196c
“Upper limit on the lifetime of 16B,” R. A. Kryger, A. Azhari, J. Brown, J. Caggiano, M. Hellström, J. H. Kelley, B. M. Sherrill, M. Steiner, and M. Thoennessen. Physical Review C53, 1971-1973
“First Study of Heavy-ion Mirror Charge Exchange,” M. Steiner, Sam M. Austin, W. Benenson, C. A. Bertulani, J. A. Brown, M. Fauerbach, M Hellström, E. Kashy, J. H. Kelley, R. A. Kryger, T. Kubo, N. A. Orr, R. Pfaff, B. M. Sherrill, M. Thoennessen, S. J. Yennello, B. M. Young P. D. Zecher, D. J. Morrissey, and C. F. Powell. Physical Review Letters 76, 26-31, 3042 (E)
“Proton Scattering from an Excited Nucleus (18Fm, Jπ=5+, Ex=1.1 MeV) Using a RayTagged Secondary Isomeric Nuclear Beam,” J. A. Brown, F. D. Becchetti, J. Jänecke, D. A. Roberts, D. W. Litzenberg, T. W. O’Donnell, and R. E. Warner. Physical Review C51, 1312-1319
“The 8Li(,n)11B reaction and primordial nucleosynthesis,” X. Gu, R. N. Boyd, M. M. Farrell, J. D. Kalen, C. A. Mitchell, J. J. Kolata, M. Belbot, K. Lamkin, K. Ashktorab, F. D. Becchetti, J. Brown, D. Roberts, K. Kimura, I. Tanihata, K. Yoshida, and M. S. Islam. Physics Letters B343, 3135
“The one-neutron halo of 19C,” D. Bazin, J. Brown, M. Fauerbach, M. Hellström, S. E. Hirzebruch, J. H.. Kelley, R. A. Kryger, D. J. Morrissey, R. Pfaff, C. F. Powell, B. M. Sherrill, and M. Thoennsessen.  Physical Review Letters 74, 356972
“Unusual energy dependence of the Total Nuclear Reaction Cross Section for a Secondary Isomeric Nuclear Beam 18Fm(Jπ=5+, Ex=1.1 MeV),” D. A. Roberts, F. D. Becchetti, J. A. Brown, J. Jänecke, K. Pham, T. O’Donnell, R. E. Warner, R. Ronningen, and H. Wilschut. Nuclear Physics A588, 247c-252c
“Evidence for a proton halo in 8B: Enhanced total reaction cross sections at 20 to 60 MeV/nucleon,” R. E. Warner, J. H. Kelley, F. D. Becchetti, J. A. Brown, C. L. Carpenter, A. Galonsky, J. Kruse, A. Muthukrishnan, A. Nadasen, R. M. Ronningen, P. Schwandt, B. M. Sherrill, J. Wang, and J. S. Winfield.  Physical Review C52, R116670
“Cross Sections and Reaction Rates of d + 8Li Reactions Involved in Big Bang Nucleosynthesis,” M. J. Balbes, M. M. Farrell, R. N. Boyd, X. Gu, M. Hencheck, J. D .Kalen, C. A .Mitchell, J. J. Kolata, K. Lamkin, R. Smith, R. Tighe, K. Ashktorab, F. D. Becchetti, J. Brown, D. Roberts, T.-F. Wang, D. Humphrey, G. Vourvopoulos,  and M. S. Islam. Nuclear Physics A584, 315
“Installation and In-Beam Tests of Large-Bore 7 Tesla Superconducting Solenoid Reaction-Product Collector,” F. D. Becchetti, J. Bajema, J. A. Brown, F. Brunner, H. Griffin, J. W. Jänecke, T. W. O’Donnell, R. S. Raymond, D. A. Roberts, R. S. Tickle, R. M. Ronningen, H. Laumer, N. Orr, A. Zeller, and R. E. Warner. Nuclear Instruments and Methods B79, 326-329.
“Cross Section for the Primordial Reaction 8Li(p,n)8Be(g.s.) at Ec.m. =1.5 MeV,” D. D. Caussyn, N. R. Fletcher, K. W. Kemper, E. E. Towers, J. J. Kolata, K. Lamkin, R. J. Smith, F. D. Becchetti, J. A. Brown, J. W. Jänecke, D. A. Roberts, D. L. Gray. Physical Review C47, 387-391.
 “Systematics of 8Li Induced Radioactive Beam Reactions: E=13-20 MeV,” F. D. Becchetti, W. Z. Liu, K. Ashktorab, J. Bajema, J. A. Brown, J. W. Jänecke, D. A. Roberts, J. J. Kolata, K. A. Lamkin, A. Morsad, R. J. Smith, X. J. Kong, R. E. Warner. Physical Review C48, 308
“Elastic Scattering of 318 MeV 7Li from 12C and 28Si: Unique phenomenological and folding model potentials,” A. Nadasen, T. Stevens, J. Farhat, J. Bruscoe, P. Schwandt, J. S. Winfield, G. Yoo, N. Anataraman, F. D. Becchetti, J. A. Brown, D. Hotz, J. W. Jänecke, D. A. Roberts. Physical Review C47, 674-681.
“2H Induced Reactions on 8Li and Primordial Nucleosynthesis,” M. J. Balbes, M. M. Farrell, R. N. Boyd, X. Gu, M. Hencheck, R. Tighe, K. Ashktorab, F. D. Becchetti, J. A. Brown,  D. Roberts, T.–F. Wang, D. Humphrey, G. Vourvopoulos, M. S. Islam. Physical Review Letters 71, 3931-3934
“Light Particle Emission at 0° in the reaction 20Ne + 181Ta at E/A = 85 MeV,” D. A. Roberts, F. D. Becchetti, J. W. Jänecke, J. A. Brown, L. Shin, Z. Yin and A. Nadasen. Physical Review C45, 726-737.
“Reaction Rates for 8Li(p,) and 8Li(p,n) and Their Effect on Primordial Nucleosynthesis,” F. D. Becchetti, J. A. Brown, J. W. Jänecke, W. Z. Liu, D. A. Roberts, J. J. Kolata, R. J. Smith, K. Lamkin, A. Morsad, R. E. Warner, R. N. Boyd, J. D. Kalen. Nuclear Physics A550, 507-516
“Coulomb Excitation of 8Li,” J. A. Brown, F. D. Becchetti, J. W. Jänecke, K. Ashktorab, D. A. Roberts, J. J. Kolata, R. J. Smith, K. Lamkin, and R. E. Warner. Physical Review Letters 66, 2452.
“Scattering of 6He from 197Au, natTi, 27Al, and 9Be at E = 8-9 MeV,” R. J. Smith, J. J. Kolata, K. Lamkin, A. Morsad, K. Ashktorab, F. D. Becchetti, J. A. Brown, J. W. Jänecke, W. Z. Liu, and D. A. Roberts. Physical Review C43, 761.
“Production and Use of 6He, 7Be, 8Li, 12B and Metastable Nuclear Beams,” F. D. Becchetti, J. Bajema, J. A. Brown, F. Brunner, H. Griffin, J. W. Jänecke, T. W. O’Donnell, R. S. Raymond, D. A. Roberts, R. S. Tickle, R. M. Ronningen, H. Laumer, N. Orr, A. Zeller, and R. E. Warner. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on the Applications of Accelerators (Denton, TX 1990). Nuclear Instruments and Methods  B56/57, 554.
“Elastic and Inelastic Scattering of 8Li from 12C,” R. J. Smith,  J. J. Kolata,  K. Lamkin,  A. Morsad, F. D. Becchetti, J. A. Brown, J. W. Jänecke, W. Z. Liu, D. A. Roberts, and R. E. Warner. Physical Review C43, 2346.
“Production and Use of Radioactive 7Be Beams,” R. J. Smith,  J. J. Kolata,  K. Lamkin, A. Morsad, K. Ashktorab,  F. D. Becchetti,  J. A. Brown, J. W. Jänecke,  W. Z. Liu, and D. A. Roberts.  Nuclear Instruments and Methods A294, 26.
“Production of an Isomeric, Excited Radioactive Nuclear Beam,” F. D. Becchetti,  K. Ashktorab, J. A. Brown, J. W. Jänecke, D. A. Roberts, J. van Klinken, W. Z. Liu, J. J. Kolata, K. Lamkin, R. J. Smith, R. E. Warner. Physical Review C42, R801.