A layered approach to safety

Using 3D fabrication, researchers develop novel nuclear materials that optimize both accident tolerance and performance.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
June 11, 2020 ~8 min

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Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead

At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 14, 2019 ~8 min

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Lobster’s underbelly is as tough as industrial rubber

Membrane material’s properties could guide design of flexible body armor, new study suggests.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 18, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: biology materials-science research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering biological-engineering

Researchers catalog defects that give 2-D materials amazing properties

Theoretical analysis distinguishes observed “holes” from the huge list of hypothetically possible ones.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 14, 2019 ~6 min

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From coolants to a carbon-constrained world | MIT News

An early calling for clean energy propels undergraduate Ka-Yen Yau’s research on the next generation of nuclear technology.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
March 15, 2018 ~7 min

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MIT rates No. 1 in 12 subjects in 2018 QS World University Rankings | MIT News

MIT ranked within top 5 in 19 out of 48 subject areas.

Stephanie Eich | Resource Development • mit
Feb. 28, 2018 ~1 min

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Getting to the heart of carbon nanotube clusters | MIT News

MIT researchers create predictable patterns from unpredictable carbon nanotubes.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Feb. 14, 2018 ~9 min

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