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Microscopy and modeling work together to improve nuclear fuel design

By April Gocha / August 26, 2014

Melisssa Teague and colleagues at Idaho National Lab are pioneering research that is providing a microscale view of irradiated fuel, a 3D glimpse that has never been seen before.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / October 7, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Novel ceramic could conduct heat better than diamond

By Jim Destefani / August 16, 2013

Local temperature increases occurring as a result of current flow in active regions of electronic devices can lead to decreased performance. Materials with high thermal conductivity are used to conduct heat away from the hot regions. (Credit: US Naval Research Laboratory.) The ability of ceramics to withstand high temperatures is one of their most well…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / August 6, 2013

Light that moves and molds gels Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have demonstrated a biomimetic response in hydrogels—a material that constitutes most contact lenses and microfluidic or fluid-controlled technologies. Their study, published in Advanced Functional Materials, is the first to show that these gels can be both reconfigured and controlled by light, undergoing self-sustained…

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Simulation, 3D printing combine to duplicate (or improve!) natural materials

By Jim Destefani / June 25, 2013

The brick-and-mortar pattern of MIT’s simulated bone and nacre material doesn’t look much like the real thing. Credit: M. Buehler/MIT; photo by Graham Bratzel. For an observer of science and technology topics (OK, for this observer, anyway), it can be fascinating to watch how the fertile minds of researchers work to combine multiple technologies, which…

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