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Chemical complexity promises improved structural alloys for next-gen nuclear energy

By October 30, 2015 No Comments

Researchers are investigating ways to design structural materials that develop fewer, smaller flaws under irradiation. Radiation can harm spacecraft, nuclear power plants and high-energy accelerators. Nuclear reactions produce energetic particles — ions and neutrons — that can damage materials as their energy disperses, causing the formation of flaws that evolve over time. Advanced structural materials that can withstand radiation are a critical national need for nuclear reactor applications.

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