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Nuclear Energy News
February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

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

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

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

3-D Printed Kidney Phantoms Aid Nuclear Medicine Dosing Calibration

Dec. 6, 2016 — In nuclear medicine, the goal is to keep radiation exposure at a minimum, while obtaining quality images. Optimal dosing for individual patients can be difficult to determine. That's where 3-D ... read more

Names and Symbols of Four Newly Discovered Elements Announced

Dec. 2, 2016 — The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has approved the name and symbols for four elements: nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts), and oganesson (Og), respectively for element ... read more

Physicists Confirm the Precision of Magnetic Fields in World's Most Advanced Stellarator

Dec. 2, 2016 — Researchers have confirmed that the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion energy device called a stellarator in Greifswald, Germany, produces high-quality magnetic fields that are consistent with their ... read more

Dec. 2, 2016 — Researchers have succeeded in measuring tiny changes in strong magnetic fields with unprecedented precision. In their experiments, the scientists magnetized a water droplet inside a magnetic ... read more

Superconductivity of Pure Bismuth Crystal at 0.00053 K

Dec. 2, 2016 — The properties of the 83rd element of the periodic table, namely, Bismuth (Bi) have been studied for more than a century and still continues to draw enormous scientific interests due to its anomalous ... read more

Researchers Propose an Explanation for the Mysterious Onset of a Universal Process

Nov. 22, 2016 — A new article describes the physics behind fast magnetic reconnection. Magnetic reconnection takes place when the magnetic field lines embedded in a plasma -- the hot, charged gas that makes up 99 ... read more

Breakthrough Offers Greater Understanding of Safe Radioactive Waste Disposal

Nov. 18, 2016 — A group of scientists has completed research into radioactively contaminated material to gain further understanding around the issue, crucial for the safe and more efficient completion of future ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — Using its electron linear accelerator, researchers have enabled two companies to demonstrate new methods for the production of molybdenum-99, the parent isotope of technetium-99m – a medical ... read more

Can We Meet Global Energy Demands With Nuclear Power?

Nov. 9, 2016 — An international team of scientists suggests that we must ramp up energy production by nuclear power if we are to succeed in warding off the worst effects of greenhouse gas emissions on climate ... read more

Physicists Build Diagnostic That Measures Plasma Velocity in Real Time

Nov. 8, 2016 — Physicists have developed a diagnostic that provides crucial real-time information about the ultrahot plasma swirling within doughnut-shaped fusion machines known as ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — The new SPIRAL2 particle accelerator at the French large heavy-ion accelerator GANIL (CNRS/CEA), inaugurated on November 3, will be able to produce immensely powerful particle beams, enabling ... read more

Nov. 2, 2016 — The divertor is the device that continuously receives the extremely high heat and particle loads from the nuclear fusion plasma. Research and development on the divertor, which is highly reliable for ... read more

Nov. 1, 2016 — Determining if a person has handled nuclear materials, such as uranium or plutonium, is a challenge national defense agencies face. The standard protocol to detect uranium exposure is through a urine ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — Plasma turbulence, the wildly fluctuating pattern of particle motion, is a concern for fusion energy devices because it allows heat to escape the plasma. However, an even more serious concern is ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated improved control over and understanding of implosions in a Z-pinch, a particular type of magneto-inertial device that relies on the Lorentz force to compress plasma to ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — Fusion energy researchers have discovered that they can rapidly extinguish and cool a magnetically confined fusion plasma hotter than the center of the sun by injecting a large quantity of neon gas ... read more

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