Story Tips from the Dept of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008 - 14:21 in Physics & Chemistry

1) Researchers have made the first mixed-oxide pellets from recycled spent nuclear fuel in a process that doesn't produce a separate plutonium stream; 2) Tiny changes at the nanometer scale can have a colossal effect on the properties of a material, and for the first time researchers may have a method to see and even predict those changes; 3) A new generation of electron microscope is helping scientists examine materials for fuel-efficient cars, superconductors, solar cells and other applications.

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