Brock University physicist on hunt for neutron beams

November 15th, 2017

“You can find a lot of things on Kijiji, but a neutron beam from a nuclear reactor isn’t one of them. That’s why a team of Canadian scientists, headed up by Brock University Associate Professor of Physics Thad Harroun, is travelling to Sweden next week ...

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Neutron experiments add confidence to nuclear reactor safety

November 10th, 2017

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. (more&hell...

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CINS AGM – Save the date

November 9th, 2017

The 2017 CINS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at the University of Toronto, from Friday evening Dec 8 through Saturday Dec 9. More information will be added as soon as it is available on the AGM page.

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Consultations with CNI referred to in government report

November 3rd, 2017

Government of Canada response to the House of Commons Natural Resources Committee report on the nuclear sector. Oct 5, 2017. This report outlines a set of options it will examine that is very similar to the CNI’s proposal (more…)

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60 years of neutron-based science

November 3rd, 2017

Today: Celebrating 60 years of neutron-based science and technology at the NRU reactor in Chalk River at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. Watch the TEDx talk.

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CNI in the National Post

September 28th, 2017

Why Canada must not be shut out of the neutron technology it invented September 28, 2017 “While neutron scattering continues to grow in importance and Canada enjoys international recognition as its ancestral home, its future here in Canada is nonetheless...

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Ensuring oil and gas pipeline integrity using neutron beams

September 27th, 2017

The Canadian energy sector has developed standard practices to ensure that oil and gas pipelines remain safe as they age. For the past decade, these standard practices have been influenced by a team of researchers, including one University of Alberta professor...

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Canadian Neutron Initiative in Research Money

September 11th, 2017

Highlights from “Scientists raise alarm over future of neutron beam research capacity” in the Sept 6, 2017 edition of Research Money: Canadian researchers whose work relies on access to a neutron beam source have issued an urgent appeal to the fede...

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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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