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Idaho National Laboratory researchers awarded $3.8 million, program renewals confirmed

November 21, 2022

Idaho National Laboratory researchers have won funding from one of the nation’s largest sponsors of research in the natural sciences. At $3.8 million over three years, it is one of the largest Department of Energy Office of Science’s Basic Energy...

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INL technology hits the marketplace

November 16, 2022

The marketplace debut of Idaho National Laboratory’s Colorimetric Detection of Actinides, or CoDeAc, isn’t the finish to the award-winning technology’s story. According to its inventors and now investors, it’s just the beginning of a new chapter. “CoDeAc has a bright...

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More data could turbocharge efforts to build better batteries, researchers say

November 14, 2022

As nations work to eliminate carbon emissions, batteries will play a huge role.  Electric vehicles powered by batteries seem likely to dominate the future of commercial and consumer transportation.    Likewise, large stationary batteries will augment renewables like wind and solar...

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Simulation Code Probes Microscale Mysteries of Advanced Manufacturing

November 3, 2022

In the future, the biggest breakthroughs in aerospace and elemental energy will likely result from thinking small. Really small. Whether it’s rocket engines or fusion reactors, advances in these technologies require new materials equipped to handle their extreme operating environments....

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Supporting innovation with automation: INL researcher develops autonomous hot cell tool

November 1, 2022

Scientific progress is anything but automatic. The path to new discoveries is not a straight line. But while the route to nuclear energy breakthroughs may be circuitous, automated solutions can enhance the efficiency of the research process and get to...

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New laboratory to explore the quantum mysteries of nuclear materials

October 18, 2022

Replete with tunneling particles, electron wells, charmed quarks and zombie cats, quantum mechanics takes everything Sir Isaac Newton taught about physics and throws it out the window.    Every day, researchers discover new details about the laws that govern the tiniest...

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Keeping cool: A common refrigerant shows promise for metal recycling

September 29, 2022

It’s not uncommon in the scientific world for a process to have many unique applications. For example, Idaho National Laboratory researchers have taken a water treatment technology and adapted it for another environmentally important function – selectively separating rare earth...

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Idaho lab unveils industrial-scale advanced manufacturing technology

September 27, 2022

The future of the manufacturing industry depends on advancements that lead to decarbonization. At Idaho National Laboratory, a ribbon cutting event recently unveiled first-of-its-kind electric field assisted sintering (EFAS) technology. At the event, the lab showcased the world’s largest direct...

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Small business funding benefits Idaho research

September 15, 2022

Idaho National Laboratory researcher Richard Skifton and industry partner Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS) received a financial boost this spring to conduct testing on an advanced sensor system.  The boost comes from the Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation...

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Center for Radiation Chemistry Research takes a forgotten science into the future

August 31, 2022

The science of radiation chemistry flourished from the 1940s through the 1960s as the United States weighed the benefits of several different reactor technologies to power an energy-hungry planet.  During that time, researchers needed to understand how chemical reactions occurred...

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