PNNL Laboratory Director Steve Ashby attended an event marking the 20th anniversary of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence program.
A new capability at PNNL will be able to replicate how nations process plutonium. Researchers will process small amounts of plutonium which they will analyze, using nuclear forensics techniques, to discover signatures.
Calcium carbonate found in chalk, shells and rocks is one of the most important materials on earth. New insights on how it turns into hard, strong materials will help scientists design materials needed for a low-carbon future.