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.
After using neutron beams to better understand materials required for safer energy storage, University of Calgary chemists and their international collaborators were able to demonstrate a prototype battery that showed major improvements to performance.
Continue reading Neutrons help to remove barriers standing in the way of safer, better batteries for electric vehicles
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.
McGill University researchers are developing a method for predicting the magnetic properties of new materials even before they are made. This method could help scientists design new low‑cost magnets for more efficient wind turbines and electric vehicles.
Continue reading Designing New Permanent Magnets for Wind Turbines and Electric Vehicles
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.
Scientists regularly access neutron beams to gain fundamental insights into the inner workings of new materials, including some with potential for clean energy applications.
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. Continue reading Supercapacitors for Clean Energy Technologies
Operators of nuclear power plants use stress data from the CNBC to ensure safe, reliable and economic operations.
Continue reading Enhancing the Power Plant Reliability in the UK
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
Hydro-Québec is using stress data from the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC) to improve electricity generation from hydroelectric dams. Continue reading Predicting the Reliability of Turbines for Hydro Power