Using neutrons to increase extractable oil and gas and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions

One University of Calgary geoscientist is demonstrating how to use neutron beams to determine the manner in which the pores in shale deposits store oil and gas—knowledge that could be used to select the best extraction method for maximizing oil and natural gas production, as well as to reduce emissions by helping researchers to better understand how excess carbon dioxide could be stored in shale.
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Neutrons help to remove barriers standing in the way of safer, better batteries for electric vehicles

After using neutron beams to better understand materials required for safer energy storage, University of Calgary chemists and their international collaborators were able to demonstrate a prototype battery that showed major improvements to performance.
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Neutrons assist in the development of sustainable electricity grids

With sponsorship from Tesla Motors, one ‘Gold medal’ Canadian scientist is using neutron beams in the quest to reduce the cost of energy storage technologies, which is vital for the widespread adoption of renewable energy sources and electric vehicles.

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Developing the Ultimate Lightweight Alloy for Cleaner Cars

Engineers from the University of Waterloo applied neutron beams in the development of a promising new magnesium alloy. In addition to being cost-effective, the material’s alloying elements ensure increased ductility and strength—paving the way for lighter, more energy-efficient vehicles. Continue reading Developing the Ultimate Lightweight Alloy for Cleaner Cars

Neutrons are essential in the search for new spintronic materials

Université de Montréal scientists use neutron beams in their search for materials that could have revolutionary applications in computing technology. Their search was made possible by fundamental discoveries that were recognized by the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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Designing New Permanent Magnets for Wind Turbines and Electric Vehicles

McGill University researchers are developing a method for predicting the magnetic properties of new materials even before they are made. This method could help scientists design new low‑cost magnets for more efficient wind turbines and electric vehicles.
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