With sponsorship from Tesla Motors, one ‘Gold medal’ Canadian scientist is using neutron beams in the quest to reduce the cost of energy storage technologies, which is vital for the widespread adoption of renewable energy sources and electric vehicles.
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, more energy-efficient vehicles. Continue reading Developing the Ultimate Lightweight Alloy for Cleaner Cars
Government and academic researchers use neutron beams to test a new repair technology capable of supporting the aerospace industry to adopt more fuel-efficient jet engines. Continue reading Developing Technology for Repairing Advanced Jet Engines
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.
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 the industry today.
Continue reading Helping Cars Lose Weight and Go Green
An international research team led by Hydro-Québec accessed the CNBC to obtain fundamental insights into how to make better materials for batteries.
Continue reading Safer and Longer Lasting Energy Storage for Devices
Researchers from universities access the CNBC to obtain fundamental insights into materials used for clean energy technologies.
Continue reading Water Uptake and Swelling in Fuel Cell Membranes
Years of research on technologies to optimize the production of lightweight car engines and other auto parts may soon pay off with big dividends for our automotive partners. Continue reading Applying Neutron Beams To Solve Automotive Challenges
MEEIR Technologie Inc. is seeking to commercialise energy-saving technology following research that accessed the CNBC.
Continue reading Commercialising Energy-Saving Technology for Paper Manufacturers
Stress data from the CNBC led to a further project to develop manufacturing methods to optimise performance of lightweight alloys for car engines.
Continue reading Enabling Lighter, Better Car Engines