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Neutrons are produced at large research infrastructures. Researchers use them to look inside materials. With neutrons one can e.g. look inside a car engine, investigate drug delivery, see how plants uptake water, get insights into the development of superconductors.

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  • Neutrons Inspect Salt-inclusion Materials to Improve Long-term Waste Storage
    10.01.2018ORNL, USANeutrons Inspect Salt-inclusion Materials to Improve Long-term Waste Storage

    A team of researchers from the University of South Carolina is using neutrons to develop more durable and efficient materials called waste forms for safely storing hazardous substances.

  • The atomic dynamics of rare everlasting electric fields
    10.01.2018Duke UniversityThe atomic dynamics of rare everlasting electric fields

    researchers have discovered the atomic mechanisms that give the unusual material yttrium manganite (YMnO3) its rare electromagnetic properties.

  • Neutrons - Exotic particles
    03.01.2018ORNL, USANeutrons - Exotic particles

    Neutron scattering was used for studying magnetic behavior in a material called alpha-ruthenium trichloride. The results may have implications for quantum computing.

  • 03.01.2018From: ORNL, USAFossil energy - Neutrons run deep
    Fossil energy - Neutrons run deep

    ORNL scientists used neutrons to understand how water flows through fractured rock. Their results help improve models for drilling, hydraulic fracturing and underground storage of carbon dioxide

  • 08.12.2018From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyPhysicists Calculate Exactly When Atomic Nuclei Become Unstable
    Physicists Calculate Exactly When Atomic Nuclei Become Unstable

    An international team of physicists has developed a breakthrough method to calculate the exact point at which atomic nuclei become unstable.

  • 11.12.2017From: MLZ, Germany“Cloppenburg” analyzed with neutrons
    “Cloppenburg” analyzed with neutrons

    Nicholas Leister and his supervisor Dr. Xiaosong Li examined different meteorites in their elemental composition after the samples had previously been irradiated at the FRMII.

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