Clean Energy Storage Research Using Neutrons

July 6th, 2017

One of the University of Waterloo’s top scientists uses neutron beams to help develop the energy storage technology needed to power electric vehicles—and to reduce the need for fossil fuels to back up wind turbines. (more…)

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Membership Survey Results

June 19th, 2017

Neutron beams provide unique information about materials, and cannot be replaced by other research techniques. In our membership survey, scientists and engineers who use neutron beam facilities all rated these facilities as important. They describe the barrier...

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Summer school success

June 6th, 2017

The 13th Canadian Neutron Scattering Summer School was held at Chalk River Laboratories on May 15-19. The school hosted 23 participants from Canada and the United States, and featured in-depth lectures and hands-on experiments at NRU on a variety of neutron sc...

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Developing the Ultimate Lightweight Alloy for Cleaner Cars

May 3rd, 2017

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, mor...

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2017 Gordon Research Conference on Neutron Scattering

April 19th, 2017

The 2017 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and Gordon Research Symposium (GRS) on Neutron Scattering will be held August 5-6 (GRS) and August (6-10) at the Hong Kong University for Science and Technology.  The GRC features a single plenary session format, in th...

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Understanding Cholesterol as an Essential Nutrient

March 3rd, 2017

An international research team led by a Brock University scientist used neutron beams to resolve a scientific controversy over how cholesterol behaves when surrounded by unsaturated fatty acids such as “omega-3’s” and “omega-6’s” within cell membranes. (more&h...

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Canadian Neutron Initiative Goes Public

February 27th, 2017

The Canadian Neutron Initiative (CNI) went public today with an op-ed article in Post-Media papers. Karen Chad and Rob Baker, VP’s of Research for the University of Saskatchewan and McMaster University, respectively, called for Canada to “plan ahea...

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ICNS 2017

February 3rd, 2017

The International Conference on Neutron Scattering will be held on July 9-13, 2017 in Daejeon, South Korea. The abstract deadline is February 17.

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Boosting the Fuel Efficiency of Jet Engines

January 10th, 2017

Rolls‑Royce has applied for a patent for a new material for use in higher-efficiency jet engines, after collaborating with University of Cambridge scientists to study new alloys using neutron beams.  (more…)

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Canadian research team wins award for study of aluminum

December 20th, 2016

The prize-winning study demonstrated the power of neutron beams to provide useful insights into the performance of aluminum alloys at high temperatures that vehicle engines and other powertrain components often experience.  (more…)

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Helping Cars Lose Weight and Go Green

December 1st, 2016

In partnership with GKN Powder Metallurgy, Dalhousie University researchers are using neutron beams in studies aimed at opening up the automotive market to more products made from aluminum powders—a promising alternative to the heavier steel components used in...

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Supercapacitors for Clean Energy Technologies

November 15th, 2016

Neutron beams provide insights into the nanoscale workings of supercapacitors, an enabling technology for clean energy innovations such as wind turbines, solar cells, light-rail trains, and electric vehicles. (more…)

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Increasing Bio-Compatibility of Medical Devices

October 26th, 2016

Neutron beams reveal the molecular mechanisms behind a new technology that could reduce the risk of complications and death from heart bypass surgery and dialysis. The same technology might soon help more women survive ovarian cancer. (more…)

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