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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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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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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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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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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Clarifying the Role of Vitamin E

September 27th, 2016

Using neutron beams at the CNBC, scientists gather direct molecular-level evidence for the role that Vitamin E plays in the human body—a feat that has been unattainable using other experimental techniques. (more…)

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