It’s hot in there! PNNL researchers take a close, but nonradioactive, look at metal particle formation in a nuclear fuel surrogate material. What they found will help fill knowledge gaps and could lead to better nuclear fuel designs.
Researchers used novel methods to safely create and analyze plutonium samples. The approaches could prove influential in future studies of the radioactive material, benefitting research in legacy, national security and nuclear fuels.
In isolating the processes that drive Atlantic Multidecadal Variability, researchers found that the ocean drove stronger multidecadal variability (greater than 30 years), while the atmosphere drove weaker variability up to interdecadal time