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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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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / January 16, 2015

Argonne partners for nuclear reactor work, LafargeHolcim moves forward, Gorilla Glass finds itself in POS devices, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for January 16, 2015.

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iPhone app with nuclear fission mission

By / May 17, 2010

Work done by University of Utah’s Nuclear Engineering Program and Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute has resulted an iPhone app that can display reactor core simulations for any reactor. According to Shanjie Xiao, a postdoctoral fellow in nuclear engineering, “We can simulate any reactor with the simulation software package that we developed. We obtain information…

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China’s construction moving ahead on CEFR ‘fast-neutron’ nuclear reactor

By / April 14, 2010

I just came across an interesting article from Nuclear Engineering International magazine from January indicating that China has broken ground and moving forward quickly on an experimental 65 MW fast-neutron nuclear reactor. The goal of the $350 million China Experimental Fast Reactor is to test and “accumulate experience on fast reactor design, construction and operation.”…

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DOE to aid construction of two 1100 MW reactors in Georgia

By / February 17, 2010

The Obama administration and the DOE backed up its recent talk about supporting nuclear energy by today announcing its intention to guarantee $8.33 billion in loans for the construction two 1100 megawatt Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Burke, Ga. “This is a significant step by the Obama…

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A boost for small nuclear reactors

By / August 29, 2009

Western Troy Capital Resources announced that it plans to form a wholly owned private corporation to provide small nuclear reactor electric power generating stations for installation in remote locations in Canada and other markets. Rex Loesby, CEO of Western Troy says, “As we worked through the feasibility process for our MacLeod Lake Project, we evaluated…

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