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2013-05-15 11:43:33

An international team of scientists, including a University of York researcher, has carried out ground-breaking experiments to investigate the atomic structure of astatine (Z=85), the rarest naturally occurring element on Earth. Astatine (At) is of significant interest as its decay properties make it an ideal short-range radiation source for targeted alpha therapy in cancer treatment. The results of the project, which was conceived by Professor Andrei Andreyev, an Anniversary Professor...

2013-05-15 08:33:52

Total revenue declined by approximately 14% in the first quarter 2013, however, some segments are reporting improved results IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was $1,672,789, as compared to $1,949,343 for the same period in 2012, an overall decrease of approximately 14%. The Company's...

2013-05-14 16:22:31

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of a ruling today by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., attorneys for nine groups that sought to slow down the Vogtle nuclear reactor project so that necessary post-Fukushima environmental and safety enhancements could be implemented by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued the following statement. The three attorneys - Diane Curran of Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg, LLP in Washington, D.C.; Mindy...

2013-05-13 20:22:30

Researchers produce molybdenum-99 from irradiation of low-enriched uranium solution LOS ALAMOS, N.M., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that for the first time, irradiated uranium fuel has been recycled and reused for molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production, with virtually no losses in Mo-99 yields or uranium recovery. This demonstrates the viability of the separation process, as well as the potential for environmentally- and...

Pear Shaped Atomic Nuclei
2013-05-09 11:28:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study in the journal Nature, a team of international scientists has found the first ever direct evidence of pear-shaped atomic nuclei. Bizarre pear-shaped nuclei could be the key to understanding one of the great mysteries of the universe: the reason for the Big Bang´s creation of a massive imbalance between matter and antimatter. "If equal amounts of matter and antimatter were created at the Big Bang, everything...

2013-04-30 12:21:46

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the mind of Texas A&M University physicist Peter McIntyre, two of America's most pressing energy challenges -- what to do with radiotoxic spent nuclear fuel and dwindling energy resources -- can be solved in one scientific swipe. He is developing the technology that is capable of destroying the dangerous waste and, at the same time, potentially providing safe nuclear power for thousands of years into the future. (Logo:...

Understanding Turbulence In Plasmas Leads To Potential Fusion Power Breakthrough
2013-04-29 19:13:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers wrote in the journal Physics of Plasmas about experiments that helped reveal details of a cooling process that could potentially bring practical fusion closer. Fusion is the reaction that powers the sun, and a team at MIT´s Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) says they have taken steps that could potentially help develop fusion power. One reason self-sustaining fusion reactions are a difficult accomplishment...

2013-04-26 16:20:51

KYIV, Ukraine, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to minimize the economic losses from the disaster which may reach USD 180 billion in 2015, it is important to come up with a comprehensive development program for the regions affected by the Chornobyl Nuclear Power plant explosion in 1986. Such statement was made by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych during his visit to the plant in Chornobyl on the 27th anniversary of the nuclear disaster. Construction of a new safe...

2013-04-26 08:22:02

Guided Wave Radar System to Help Prevent Fukushima-Type Nuclear Accidents RICHLAND, Washington, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MOHR Test and Measurement LLC (MOHR), a supplier of liquid level and multiphase flow instrumentation for nuclear and other industrial applications, has signed an agreement with Utilities Service Alliance (USA), Inc., a national cooperative of electric utility companies that operate nuclear power stations, to supply Spent Fuel Pool water level measurement...

2013-04-23 16:21:05

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) a senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and a Member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Water and Related Agencies, and Co-Chair of the House Science and National Labs Caucus, welcomed Daniel Poneman, the Acting Secretary of Energy and directors of the Energy Innovation Hubs to Capitol Hill for "Hub Day." Hub Day brings together researchers from government, industry, and academia to work on...


Latest Nuclear physics Reference Libraries

Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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2009-07-17 12:29:12

Fermium is a synthetic, radioactive metallic element. It has the symbol Fm and atomic number 100. It is an element in the actinide series. It is named after nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi. Fermium became the eighth transuranic (having an atomic number greater than 92) element discovered. It was first discovered in 1952 by a team of scientists led by Albert Ghiorso. They found fermium-255 in debris of the first hydrogen bomb explosion from Operation Ivy. Fermium-255 was created when...

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2009-07-09 17:39:38

Americium is a synthetic radioactive metallic element. The symbol for Americium is Am and the atomic number is 95. Americium is an actinide that was first isolated by Glenn T. Seaborg in 1944 while attacking plutonium with neutrons. It became the fourth transuranic (having an atomic number greater than 92) element to be discovered. It was named for the Americas. It is widely used in commercial smoke-detectors and different types of industrial gauges. Americium in its pure state has a...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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