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May 28, 2016

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May 28, 2016

May 17, 2016 — Researchers have mapped the distribution of boron compounds in a model control rod, paving the way for determining re-criticality risk within the ... read more

Nuclear Physics' Interdisciplinary Progress

May 10, 2016 — The theoretical view of the structure of the atom nucleus is not carved in stone. Particularly, nuclear physics research could benefit from approaches found in other fields of ... read more

May 3, 2016 — This article describes a new finding about the composition of bootstrap current at the edge of fusion ... read more

Nuclear Pores Captured on Film

May 2, 2016 — Using an ultra fast-scanning atomic force microscope, a team of researchers has filmed “living” nuclear pore complexes at work for the first time. Nuclear pores are molecular machines that ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated proof of concept for a novel low-energy nuclear reaction imaging technique designed to detect the presence of 'special nuclear materials' -- weapons-grade ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — The description of a new method for controlling plasma rotation has been described in a new article. The new method uses feedback from sensors for real-time control of the rotation of plasma that ... read more

SPECT-MRI Fusion Minimizes Surgery for Diagnosis of Early-Stage Cervical Cancer Patients

Apr. 14, 2016 — Cervical cancer patients without enlarged lymph nodes could benefit from SPECT-MRI imaging of their sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) to assess whether metastases are ... read more

Trap and Neutralize: A New Way to Clean Contaminated Groundwater

Apr. 13, 2016 — A team of researchers has helped discover a new chemical method to immobilize uranium in contaminated groundwater, which could lead to more precise and successful water remediation efforts at former ... read more

Calcium Isotope May Hold the Secret to the Mass of Neutrinos

Apr. 12, 2016 — Scientists around the world are being kept in suspense by the negligible mass of neutrinos, subatomic particles that could be matter and antimatter at the same time. Now, researchers have used one of ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Scientists demonstrated that a positively charged protactinium dioxide ion may not exist in aqueous solution like other highly charged actinides, such as uranium and ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Scientists have recently conducted plutonium experiments using a pulsed power Z Machine that have reached regions of pressure, temperature and density in plutonium never before explored in the ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — A team of international researchers has successfully measured precise binding energy of a (_?^10)Be hypernucleus made of four protons (p), five neutrons (n) and a Lambda (?) particle, at Thomas ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — A successful test of liquid lithium limiter on China's EAST tokamak is described in a new article. The device has circulated the protective liquid metal within the walls of China's ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new plasma wave phenomenon, leading to the development of a negative ion source for fusion plasma ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — Researchers have found a new approach to preventing embrittlement that could be useful in nuclear reactors. High-tech metal alloys are widely used in important materials such as the cladding that ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Researchers wanted to find out if it was possible to make a molecule that could selectively bind to metal cations in the middle of the lanthanide series. The team provided a proof-of-principle in a ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — The proton sounds like a simple object, but it's not. Inside, there's a teeming microcosm of quarks and gluons with properties such as spin and "color" charge that contribute to ... read more

Physicist Models Lithium Erosion in Tokamaks

Mar. 21, 2016 — A physicist has led experiments showing that combining lithium with the hydrogen isotope deuterium substantially reduced lithium erosion. The study found that combining lithium with the hydrogen ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Powerful superconducting magnets will confine ITER’s plasma which is expected to reach 150 million degrees Celsius. Basically, an impressive magnetic shield will entrap the hot gas and keep it away ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Scientists have developed a device that enables NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectroscopy, coupled with a powerful molecular sensor, to analyze molecular interactions in viscous solutions and ... read more

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