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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Solving the Mystery Flask: A Forensic Challenge

October 1st, 2015

The CNBC is enhancing its neutron imaging capabilities to see inside concealed objects. Identifying unknown radioactive material reduced the cost of a long-term waste management liability for the Government of Canada and demonstrated new capabilities. (more&h...

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