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NOVEMBER 16, 2017
News Release

Unlocking the Secrets of Ebola

Fifteen PNNL scientists are part of a team that has identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease.
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.