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2012-07-03 10:13:54

Experts at The University of Nottingham are the first to create a stable version of a ℠trophy molecule´ that has eluded scientists for decades. In research published in the prestigious journal Science, the team of chemists at Nottingham has shown that they can prepare a terminal uranium nitride compound which is stable at room temperature and can be stored in jars in crystallized or powder form. Previous attempts to prepare uranium-nitrogen triple bonds have required...

2012-06-11 23:01:47

Economic Realities of New Nuclear Energy Plants, Coping with Extended Station Blackout, and Advanced Reactor Concepts among Issues To Be Discussed by International Nuclear Experts LaGrange Park, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 The American Nuclear Society (ANS) Annual Conference, to be held June 24-28 in Chicago, IL, will feature an embedded International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP 2012), ANS President Eric Loewen, PhD, announced today. “This conference brings...

New Research Depicts Precisely How Sand Flows
2012-04-10 04:53:35

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may have an impact in a range of industries, from engineering to pharmaceutical manufacturing. Ken Kamrin of MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering has created a model that predicts the flow of granular materials under a variety of conditions. Sand's behavior, which is part fluid, part solid, has made it difficult for researchers to predict how it and other granular materials flow under...

2012-03-29 09:03:42

Sandia National Laboratories is using its Ion Beam Laboratory (IBL) to study how to rapidly evaluate the tougher advanced materials needed to build the next generation of nuclear reactors and extend the lives of current reactors. Reactor operators need advanced cladding materials, which are the alloys that create the outer layer of nuclear fuel rods to keep them separate from the cooling fluid. Better alloys will be less likely to deteriorate from exposure to everything from coolant fluids...


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