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Article ID: 706419

Researchers Pioneer Microfluidics-Enabled Manufacturing of Macroscopic Graphene Fibers

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new microfluidics-assisted technique for developing high-performance macroscopic graphene fibers. Graphene fiber, a recently discovered member of the carbon fiber family, has potential applications in diverse technological areas, from energy storage, electronics and optics, electro-magnetics, thermal conductor and thermal management, to structural applications.

14-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST



Article ID: 706161

Ten PPPL stories you may have missed from 2018 — plus a special bonus

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Feature summarizes and links to discoveries and breakthroughs at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in 2018, plus a profile of the knight who leads the laboratory.

8-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705889

Brookhaven Delivers Innovative Magnets for New Energy-Recovery Accelerator

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists and engineers at Brookhaven Lab just completed the production and assembly of 216 exceptional quality magnets for an innovative accelerator under construction at Cornell University.

2-Jan-2019 9:35 AM EST

Article ID: 705756

ORNL partners with industry to address multiple nuclear technology challenges

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is collaborating with industry on six new projects focused on advancing commercial nuclear energy technologies that offer potential improvements to current nuclear reactors and move new reactor designs closer to deployment.

20-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 705526

Graduate Student Awarded National Lab Fellowship for Nuclear Reactor Research

Boise State University

Documenting the reactions that take place inside an active nuclear reactor is incredibly tough – high temperatures, corrosion, pressure, fission gas production, microstructure and cracks (among other things) make accurate data collection difficult.

17-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST



Article ID: 705015

LLNL researchers develop 3D-printed metamaterials that change mechanical properties under magnetic fields

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have introduced a new class of metamaterials that can nearly instantly respond and stiffen 3D-printed structures when exposed to a magnetic field, a development that could be applied to next-generation helmets, wearable armor and a host of other innovations.

7-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705126

Friendly electromagnetic pulse improves survival for electronics

Sandia National Laboratories

A "friendly" electromagnetic pulse (EMP) at Sandia National Laboratories enables military users and others to better insulate their product against an energy pulse that could be set off by a nuclear weapon exploded high above the United States.

7-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704669

Uranium in Mine Dust Could Dissolve in Human Lungs

American Chemical Society (ACS)

New Mexico contains hundreds of historic uranium mines. Although active uranium mining in the state has ceased, rates of cardiovascular and metabolic disease remain high in the population residing close to mines within the Navajo Nation. According to a new study in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, inhaled uranium in dusts from the mines could be a factor.

30-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704535

Responders provide technical expertise in case of nuclear weapons accidents

Sandia National Laboratories

Decades ago, technical experts from the national labs responded in an ad hoc manner to accidents involving nuclear weapons, called “broken arrows.” Thirty-two such accidents have occurred since the 1950s, so the Accident Response Group was created about five decades ago to provide technical expertise in assessing and safely resolving nuclear weapons accidents.

28-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 703715

Opening Access to Explore the Synthetic Chemistry of Neptunium

Department of Energy, Office of Science

New, easily prepared starting material opens access to learning more about a difficult-to-control element in nuclear waste.

15-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

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