New user facilities at McMaster University provide access to neutron beams for materials research and education

Researchers from across Canada are now making use of the emerging neutron beam user program at the McMaster Nuclear Reactor to train students and acquire new knowledge about materials. 
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Lowering the cost of energy-saving technology for cars and airplanes

Dalhousie University engineers use neutron beams to develop inexpensive ways to process lightweight actuators that fold airplane wings during flight—just one of many possible energy-saving aerospace and automotive applications for shape memory alloys.
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Developing transferrable skills through the exploration of quantum magnetic materials

Access to neutron beams enables graduate students to conduct experiments in quantum magnetism—and thereby to develop advanced experimental and computational skills that can be readily applied to future careers in science and industry.

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Transferrable skills: Materials research fosters analytical skills that reach well beyond the laboratory

By studying soft and biological materials with sophisticated tools like neutron beams, graduate students in biophysics are able to develop advanced analytical skills that can be transferred to a wide range of professional careers in all areas of Canada’s economy.

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Neutrons aid investigations into hydrogen technology for sustainable transportation

Tomorrow’s trucks, trains, ships, and airplanes could be powered with clean hydrogen technology that exists today—and discoveries made by Canadian physicists could help make this sustainable technology even safer and more efficient.

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Neutron experiments add confidence to nuclear reactor safety

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is a leader in sciences that are foundational to reactor safety—including the ability to predict the lifetimes of critical components used in nuclear power stations around the world, especially those in CANDU reactors.

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