Enrico Fermi’s Chicago Pile 1 experiment in 1942 launched an atomic age, an unrivaled national laboratory system, fleets of submarines, cancer treatments and the unending promise of clean nuclear energy. Argonne National Laboratory builds on its legacy.
Tag: Nuclear chemistry
Argonne awarded $6 million to develop technologies for recycling nuclear fuel
Recycling used nuclear fuel makes the most of nuclear power’s carbon-free energy potential. Argonne has received major funding to develop technologies that may result in a sustainable fuel stock and a reduction in U.S. dependency on fossil fuels.
Brookhaven Chemist Minfang Yeh Wins 2021 DPF Instrumentation Award
UPTON, NY—Minfang Yeh, a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, has won the American Physical Society’s 2021 Division of Particles and Fields (DPF) Instrumentation Award. The award honors Yeh’s pioneering work in the development and production of high-performance water-based liquid scintillators for particle physics experiments, including metal loaded scintillators for rare process experiments.
Confirming the pedigree of uranium cubes from Nazi Germany’s failed nuclear program
Before the Nazis could develop nuclear technology, Allied forces captured the uranium cubes central to Germany’s research. The fate of most is unknown, but a few are thought to be in the U.S. Scientists developing methods to confirm the cubes’ provenance will present their results at ACS Fall 2021.
People of Argonne’s history: A look at leaders who made Argonne what it is today
Since its founding, Argonne has employed and partnered with innovators whose contributions have dramatically pushed the frontiers of our understanding and improved the world.
Do You Know the Way to Berkelium, Californium?
Scientists at Berkeley Lab have demonstrated how to image samples of heavy elements as small as a single nanogram. The new approach will help scientists advance new technologies for medical imaging and cancer therapies.
New Argonne 3D printing method could transform recycling material behind vital medical isotope
For the first time in the U.S., Argonne scientists have used 3D printing to scale up the recycling of the precursors of an important medical isotope.
How decades of work at Argonne led to a pivotal moment for U.S. nuclear plants
Severe accident research at Argonne Lab helped the nuclear power industry ensure safety while avoiding $1 billion in unnecessary costs in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.
Argonne leads award-winning collaboration with Kairos Power that unveils new simulation of nuclear power plants
Argonne scientists won a 2019 R&D 100 award for collaborating with Kairos Power to create software that simulates entire nuclear power plants.
Transforming nuclear research through industry collaboration led by Argonne
Argonne nuclear scientists and engineers are collaborating with private partners in cutting-edge initiatives that will have meaningful impact.