November 14, 2013, No comments

Materials are widely recognized as one of the critical remaining challenges for making fusion a commercially viable energy source. In a future fusion power plant, the materials surrounding and interacting […]


Advanced Materials for Reactors Probed

March 30, 2012, No comments

Sandia National Laboratories is using its Ion Beam Laboratory (IBL) to study how to rapidly evaluate the tougher advanced materials needed to build th ...


New Material for Thermonuclear Fusion Reactors

January 10, 2012, 1 Comment

Thermonuclear fusion promises to be a possible solution to the current energy crisis. It is produced when two atomic nuclei of light elements combine ...


New Nuclear Materials Testing Techniques

July 5, 2011, 1 Comment

Nuclear power is a major component of our nation’s long-term clean-energy future, but the technology has come under increased scrutiny in the wa ...

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    Corrosion Causing Leaks at Most US Nuclear Sites
    June 24, 2011, No comments

    Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of United States commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows. And the number and severity […]