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Probing gravity by holding atoms for 20 seconds  Science Magazine · 6 days
Atom interferometers are powerful tools for both measurements in fundamental physics and inertial sensing applications. Their performance, however, has been limited by the available interrogation time of freely falling atoms in a... more
World-leading microscopes take candid snapshots of atoms in their 'neighborhoods'  nanowerk · 7 days
Scientists use powerful 4D-STEM electron microscopy technique to map out the best atomic 'hangouts' in high-performance materials. more
Cage molecules act as molecular sieves for hydrogen isotope separation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have created hybrid porous organic cages capable of high-performance quantum sieving that could help advance the deuterium/hydrogen isotope separation technologies needed for fusion power. more
Cage molecules act as molecular sieves for hydrogen isotope separation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new hybrid material developed by scientists at the University of Liverpool may bring the dream of carbon-free nuclear fusion power a step closer. more
Barely porous organic cages for hydrogen isotope separation  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The separation of hydrogen isotopes for applications such as nuclear fusion is a major challenge. Current technologies are energy intensive and inefficient. Nanoporous materials have the potential to separate hydrogen isotopes by... more
Microrobots clean up radioactive waste  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to some experts, nuclear power holds great promise for meeting the world's growing energy demands without generating greenhouse gases. But scientists need to find a way to remove radioactive isotopes, both from wastewater generated by nuclear power... more
Microrobots clean up radioactive waste  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
According to some experts, nuclear power holds great promise for meeting the world's growing energy demands without generating greenhouse gases. But scientists need to find a way to remove radioactive isotopes, both from wastewater generated by nuclear power... more
Alert system for failing nuclear plant pipes uses thin films and sound vibrations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A failing pipe can be tough to spot. It may cause a puddle, produce another sign of damage, or simply burst before detection. A... more
Living on the edge: How a 2-D material got its shape  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Ever since its discovery in 2004, graphene—an atomically thin material with amazing strength and electrical properties—has inspired scientists around the world to design new 2-D materials... more
Catalysis that neutralizes air-polluting NOx from power plant emissions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research describes the mechanism behind catalysis that neutralizes air-polluting NOx from power plant emissions. Researchers used a High Field (HF) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer in conjunction with reaction... more
Giant Plasma Guns Could Be the Answer to Limitless Fusion Power  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Los Alamos physicists want to combine two fusion-power techniques and finally harness the energy source that powers the sun. more
Deuteron-like heavy dibaryons—a step towards finding exotic nuclei  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Have you ever wondered how the Sun creates the energy that we get from it every day and how the other elements beside hydrogen have formed in our universe? Perhaps you know... more
New insights could help tame speedy ions in fusion plasmas  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
To create a practical fusion energy reactor, researchers need to control particles known as fast ions. These speedy ions, which are electrically charged hydrogen atoms, provide much of... more
A star is born: Using lasers to study how star stuff is made  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
On a typical day at the world's biggest laser you can find scientists casually making star-like conditions using 192 high-powered lasers. Stars... more
Fusion: Fuel injection helps reduce magnetic island instabilities  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Fusion is a non-carbon-based process for energy production, where lighter atoms fuse into heavier ones. Fusion reactors operate by confining a 'soup' of charged particles, known as a plasma, within powerful magnetic... more
Taking a new tangent to control pesky waves in fusion plasmas  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Fusion combines light elements in the form of plasma -- the hot, charged state of matter composed of free electrons and atomic nuclei -- to generate... more
Taking new angle to enable more efficient, compact fusion power plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have demonstrated a new approach for injecting microwaves into a fusion plasma that doubles the efficiency of a critical technique that could have major implications... more
Fuel injection helps reduce magnetic island instabilities  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Fusion is a non-carbon-based process for energy production, where lighter atoms fuse into heavier ones. Fusion reactors operate by confining a "soup" of charged particles, known as a plasma, within powerful magnetic fields. But... more
Taking a new tangent to control pesky waves in fusion plasmas  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Fusion combines light elements in the form of plasma—"the hot, charged state of matter composed of free electrons and atomic nuclei—"to generate massive amounts of energy.... more
A star is born: Using lasers to study how star stuff is made  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On a typical day at the world's biggest laser, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore, California, you can find scientists casually... more
Taking new angle to enable more efficient, compact fusion power plants  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in San Diego have demonstrated a new approach for injecting microwaves into a fusion plasma that doubles the efficiency... more
New insights could help tame speedy ions in fusion plasmas  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
To create a practical fusion energy reactor, researchers need to control particles known as fast ions. These speedy ions, which are electrically charged hydrogen atoms, provide much of... more
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and IAEA team up to combat childhood cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The International Atomic Energy Agency and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are joining forces to combat childhood cancers in developing countries, where... more
New method allows scientists to quantify the amount of cesium-rich microparticles in oil  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
New method allows scientists to create a quantitative map of radioactive cesium-rich microparticle distribution in soils collected around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi... more
Distribution of highly radioactive microparticles in Fukushima revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New method allows scientists to create a quantitative map of radioactive cesium-rich microparticle distribution in soils collected around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP). This could help... more
Distribution and origin of highly radioactive microparticles in Fukushima revealed  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A large quantity of radioactivity was released into the environment during the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. The released radioactivity included small, poorly soluble, cesium-rich microparticles.... more
Radioactive chlorine from nuclear bomb tests still present in Antarctica  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Antarctica's ice sheets are still releasing radioactive chlorine from marine nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s, a new study finds. This suggests regions in Antarctica store and vent... more
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