- Number 284 |
- April 13, 2009
A chemist at DOE's Brookhaven Lab has developed a method for coating metal surfaces with an ultrathin nanoparticle film that renders the metal resistant to corrosion and eliminates the use of toxic chromium. The method yields a coating less than 10 nanometers thick with corrosion resistance comparable or superior to chromium-based coatings with better surface coverage — particularly advantageous when the metal to be coated possesses fine structural detail.
A new neutrino detector under construction at DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory just got its first glimpse at how the elusive particle interacts with matter. On April 1, the first portion of the MINERvA detector, comprised of 24 modules, observed its first neutrinos.
Nuclear reactors on university campuses enable nuclear materials research and help train the next generation of nuclear engineers. But many campus reactors run on highly enriched uranium (HEU). DOE's Idaho National Laboratory is helping change that by leading part of a U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) nuclear nonproliferation mission.
New findings from research performed on the influenza virus using X-rays generated by the Advanced Photon Source at DOE's Argonne National Laboratory may help pave the way for the development of a new, more effective vaccine that could combat a wide range of strains of the common and frequently deadly illness.