Dalhousie University engineers use neutron beams to develop inexpensive ways to process lightweight actuators that fold airplane wings during flight—just one of many possible energy-saving aerospace and automotive applications for shape memory alloys.
Continue reading Lowering the cost of energy-saving technology for cars and airplanes
Tomorrow’s trucks, trains, ships, and airplanes could be powered with clean hydrogen technology that exists today—and discoveries made by Canadian physicists could help make this sustainable technology even safer and more efficient.
Continue reading Neutrons aid investigations into hydrogen technology for sustainable transportation
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.
Continue reading Neutron experiments add confidence to nuclear reactor safety
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 and his industrial partners, who use neutron beams to better understand stress and corrosion in pipeline steel. Continue reading Ensuring oil and gas pipeline integrity using neutron beams
One University of Calgary geoscientist is demonstrating how to use neutron beams to determine the manner in which the pores in shale deposits store oil and gas—knowledge that could be used to select the best extraction method for maximizing oil and natural gas production, as well as to reduce emissions by helping researchers to better understand how excess carbon dioxide could be stored in shale.
Continue reading Using neutrons to increase extractable oil and gas and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
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
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.
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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.
Continue reading Neutrons assist in the development of sustainable electricity grids
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