MIT-Commonwealth Fusion Systems demonstration of new superconducting cable is a key step on the high-field path to compact fusion.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~9 min
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Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain in a new theoretical model.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
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Seven studies describe progress thus far and challenges ahead for a revolutionary zero-emissions power source.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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Undergraduates Aljazzy Alahmadi, Andrea Garcia, and Quynh Nguyen are sustaining the nuclear science and engineering research mission from around the world.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers devise a practical solution for preventing corrosive CRUD buildup in nuclear systems.
Aug. 13, 2020 • ~8 min
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Multidisciplinary team uses metal organic frameworks to extract radioactive krypton from fuel-reprocessing gasses.
July 24, 2020 • ~7 min
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In certain alloys, exposure to proton irradiation can extend the material’s lifetime, study finds.
July 9, 2020 • ~5 min
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Ion-based technology may enable energy-efficient simulations of the brain’s learning process, for neural network AI systems.
June 19, 2020 • ~6 min
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Exotic states called Kohn anomalies could offer clues to why some materials have the electronic properties they do.
June 12, 2020 • ~7 min
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Using 3D fabrication, researchers develop novel nuclear materials that optimize both accident tolerance and performance.
June 11, 2020 • ~8 min
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