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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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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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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