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
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
The CNBC data provided strong evidence that the pipe was likely subjected to tension over time while in service, and that the fracture was not due to faulty pipe.
Continue reading Neutron Beams Inform Lawsuit Following Gas Explosion
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
Canada’s fleet of nuclear power plants have realized impacts worth hundreds of millions from research supported by a decade of stress measurements using neutron beams to ensure their safe, reliable and economic operations.
Continue reading A Decade of Feeder Studies for Canadian Nuclear Power
Stress data obtained at the CNBC will be useful to the industry in making hundred thousand-dollar decisions about how to manage pipelines that have sustained mechanical damage, for example, as a result of a backhoe digging in the wrong place.
Continue reading Enhancing Safety of Oil and Gas Pipelines
Stress data obtained at the CNBC contributed to a guide that is used by nuclear operators in Japan to inform decisions about expensive replacements of in-core components that may be susceptible to cracking.
Continue reading Managing the Aging of Nuclear Power Stations in Japan