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Disorderly conduct: Simulations reveal irradiated materials are surprisingly disordered, question safety of vitrified nuclear waste

By April Gocha / June 8, 2017

New atomistic simulations by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and Oak Ridge National Lab are revealing that irradiated materials are even more disordered that previously thought—calling into question the safety of vitrified nuclear waste.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 22, 2017

Star-spangled find may lead to advanced electronics, mapping the effects of crystal defects, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 22, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 4, 2017

How to tell when a nanoparticle is out of shape, highly stretchable conductive material can be electrically activated and can heal itself, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 4, 2017.

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Nanomaterials’ grain boundaries absorb defects, lengthen life of nuclear fuel

By April Gocha / March 17, 2015

New research from a team of scientists at University of California, Davis and Los Alamos National Lab is providing important insight into how nanomaterials behave under irradiation, a finding that may help significantly extend the life of nuclear fuels.

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XRD of molten UO2 structure provides data needed for nuclear safety

By Eileen De Guire / December 3, 2014

A new article in Science characterizes—for the first time—the structure of UO2 in its molten and hot, solid state using XRD analysis.

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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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Random headlines Saturday

By / April 11, 2009

Titania photoanodes return from the dead. Here, too. Clarkson groups awarded for “Electrochemical Supercapacitors Based on Polymerizable Ionic Liquids.” Absorbance modulation etches lines one-tenth the width of the light wavelength used to create them. AFM maker Asylum Research celebrates 10-year anniversary. Power industry might see ‘bust-to-boom’ upturn. Highly magnetic nanoparticles being tapped to reprocess nuclear…

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