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May 6, 2016

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May 6, 2016

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

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

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

Researchers Crack 50-Year-Old Nuclear Waste Problem, Make Storage Safer

Mar. 16, 2016 — Researchers have adapted a technology developed for solar energy in order to selectively remove one of the trickiest and most-difficult-to-remove elements in nuclear waste pools across the country, ... read more

New Fuel Materials Could Make Nuclear Reactors Safer

Mar. 16, 2016 — Nuclear power is an important energy source and is essential as a clean energy to reduce current carbon emissions from fossil fuels. However, many people feel the risk of nuclear accidents does not ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — Physicists have long regarded plasma turbulence as unruly behavior that can limit the performance of fusion experiments. But new findings indicate that turbulent swirls of plasma could benefit one of ... read more

News Coverage of Fukushima Disaster Found Lacking

Mar. 10, 2016 — A new analysis finds that US news media coverage following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan minimized health risks to the general ... read more

Continuous Leaking of Radioactive Strontium, Cesium from Fukushima to the Ocean

Mar. 10, 2016 — Scientists investigated the levels of radioactive strontium and cesium in the coast off Japan in September 2013. Radioactive levels in seawater were 10 to 100 times higher than before the nuclear ... read more

Mar. 9, 2016 — A research team has suggested an innovative concept of a reactor cooled by supercritical state carbon dioxide (S-CO2). The core has long life (20 years) without refueling as well as inherent safety ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — A study could soon pay dividends in the development of materials with energy-related ... read more

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