A tiny, invisible particle, antineutrinos, could offer help for a big problem – the threat of nuclear proliferation. With advances, researchers are moving closer to the day when they can deploy technology to remotely monitor these particles from nuclear power plants at long distances.
New results from precision particle detectors at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) offer a fresh glimpse of the particle interactions that take place in the cores of neutron stars and give nuclear physicists a new way to search for violations of fundamental symmetries in the universe.
Uranium is not always the same: depending on whether this chemical element is released by the civil nuclear industry or as fallout from nuclear weapon tests, the ratio of the two anthropogenic, i.e. man-made, uranium isotopes 233U and 236U varies. These results were lately found by an international team grouped around physicists from the University of Vienna and provides a promising new "fingerprint" for the identification of radioactive emission sources.
LLNL and Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. have reached a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement that will facilitate the development of an ultra-realistic radiation simulator tool for first responders.
Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory report fabricating and testing a superconducting nanowire device applicable to high-speed photon counting. This pivotal invention will allow nuclear physics experiments that were previously thought impossible.
These images capture the movement and collisions of cosmic rays—mysterious particles originating somewhere in deep space—as they stream through the STAR detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). The results are profoundly beautiful.