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NOVEMBER 5, 2019
Web Feature

Magnesium Takes ShAPE™

Two forms of magnesium material were processed into tubing using PNNL’s Shear Assisted Processing and Extrusion™ technology. Both materials were found to have quite similar and improved properties—even though they began vastly different.
AUGUST 27, 2019
News Release

Smelling is Believing

Vapor detection technology developed at PNNL can quickly and accurately identify explosives, deadly chemicals, and illicit drugs.
MARCH 19, 2019
Web Feature

In Great ShAPE™

A new technology that offers a novel way to manufacture extrusions with unprecedented improvements in material properties recently received a U.S. patent.
APRIL 2, 2017
News Release

CSI: Chemical Weapons and Illicit Drugs

Pointing the finger at chemical criminals: Several scientists from PNNL and other institutions will discuss new methods and approaches at the American Chemical Society's national meeting in San Francisco April 2-6.
JUNE 20, 2016
Web Feature

Keeping Fast Reactor Steel in Shape

In fast-neutron reactors, fuel is sealed in ~7 millimeter diameter steel tubes called cladding. When a high-energy "fast" neutron strikes an atom in the steel, it can knock the atom out of place, like a cue ball striking another billiard ball. This leaves two types of damage in the metal: an empty spot where the atom was, and the displaced atom wedged between other atoms. Over time, these defects typically drive undesirable rearrangement of the microstructure, potentially reducing the life of the cladding.