Zeroing in on decarbonization

Wielding complex algorithms, nuclear science and engineering doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering | Jan. 15, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

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3Q: Yet-Ming Chiang on reopening the case of cold fusion

The materials science and engineering professor is part of a multi-institution effort to investigate the possibility of cold fusion in a scientifically rigorous way.

Rachel Kemper | Department of Materials Science and Engineering | May 27, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Breakthrough in boiling

High-fidelity simulations by MIT nuclear researchers point the way to optimizing heat transfer in current and next-generation reactors.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering | April 22, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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Getting to the bottom of the “boiling crisis”

New understanding of heat transfer in boiling water could lead to efficiency improvements in power plants.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | April 4, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Fine-tuning multiphysics problems

Nuclear science and engineering graduate student Miriam Kreher codes to create better models for complex interactions within nuclear reactors.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering | March 25, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Chernobyl: How bad was it?

A scholar’s book uncovers new material about the effects of the infamous nuclear meltdown.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | March 5, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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System monitors radiation damage to materials in real-time

Facility could rapidly provide data on how material properties change in a nuclear reactor.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Dec. 18, 2018 | mit
~7 mins   

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Pushing the plasma density limit | MIT News

Plasma Science and Fusion Center researchers discover a path to overcoming the plasma density limit in their quest for steady-state fusion.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center | Aug. 23, 2018
~8 mins |

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New system recovers fresh water from power plants | MIT News

Technology captures water evaporating from cooling towers; prototype to be installed on MIT’s Central Utility Plant.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | June 8, 2018
~8 mins |

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