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April 27, 2017

Apr. 5, 2017 — A new article describes how heating core of the plasma can create sheared flow that improves stability and performance of fusion ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — A fusion reactor is essentially a magnetic bottle containing the same processes that occur in the sun. Deuterium and tritium fuels fuse to form a vapor of helium ions, neutrons and heat. As this hot, ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — New virtual reality training could help prevent accidents in 'safety-critical' industries like the NHS, aviation, the military and nuclear ... read more

Mar. 3, 2017 — A mystery concerning the structure of protons is a step closer to being solved. Two photons, not one, are exchanged in electron-proton interactions, a seven-year study ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — Scientists offer a glimpse into a possible new path toward the production of energy through nuclear fusion in a new ... read more

How Donut-Shaped Fusion Plasmas Managed to Decrease Adverse Turbulence

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers give a historical perspective outlining how our gradual understanding of improved confinement regimes for what are referred to as toroidal fusion plasmas -- confined in a donut shape ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — A new study of the chemistry of technetium-99 has improved understanding of the challenging nuclear waste and could lead to better cleanup ... read more

New Laser Spectroscopy Technique to Understand Atomic and Nuclear Structure of Radioactive Atoms

Feb. 23, 2017 — An international collaboration with research groups from five countries – Belgium, Finland, France, Germany and Russia – have applyied high-resolution laser ionization of radioactive atoms in a ... read more

Unravelling the Atomic and Nuclear Structure of the Heaviest Elements

Feb. 22, 2017 — Little is known about the heaviest, radioactive elements in Mendeleev's table. But an extremely sensitive technique involving laser light and gas jets makes it possible for the very first time ... read more

System Automatically Detects Cracks in Nuclear Power Plants

Feb. 17, 2017 — A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown to be more accurate than other automated ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Every molecule holds a complex landscape of moving atoms – and the ability to single out and examine individual nuclear vibrations may unlock to the secret to predicting and controlling chemical ... read more

Surprise Finding in 'Wild West' of Chemistry

Feb. 13, 2017 — Researchers have entered the 'Wild West' of the periodic table to finally solve a decades-old scientific challenge -- and have revealed that an important but niche chemical bonding ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — A physicist has made an important revision to a software tool used to design fusion experiments known as stellarators. The new method results in designs that create a magnetic field suitable for ... read more

Nuclear Regulation: Safety Is Valued Too Low, Research Review Shows

Feb. 3, 2017 — The benchmark used by the Office for Nuclear Regulation for judging how much should be spent on nuclear safety has no basis in evidence and places insufficient value on human life, suggests a new ... read more

Physics: Toward a Practical Nuclear Pendulum

Jan. 27, 2017 — For the first time, researchers have measured the lifetime of an excited state in the nucleus of an unstable element. This is a major step toward a nuclear clock that could keep even better time than ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — The separation of uranium, a key part of the nuclear fuel cycle, could potentially be done more safely and efficiently through a new technique developed by chemistry researchers at Oregon State ... read more

100% Renewable Energy Sources Require Overcapacity

Jan. 25, 2017 — Germany decided to go nuclear-free by 2022. A CO2-emission-free electricity supply system based on intermittent sources, such as wind and solar -- or photovoltaic (PV) -- power could replace nuclear ... read more

Physicist Uncovers Clues to Mechanism Behind Magnetic Reconnection

Jan. 23, 2017 — Physicists have published an article showing that magnetic reconnection -- the process in which magnetic field lines snap together and release energy -- can be triggered by motion in nearby magnetic ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Extreme conditions inside stars can only be recreated in the laboratory through fusion experiments with the world's largest lasers, which are the size of stadiums. Now, scientists have conducted ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — A research group using the NIFS 'Plasma Simulator' supercomputer succeeded for the first time in the world in calculating the movements of one billion plasma particles and the electrical ... read more

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