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Nuclear 'magic numbers' collapse beyond the doubly magic nickel 78

06-May-2019

Scientists from the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Research and collaborators have used the center's heavy ion accelerator, the RI Beam Factory, to demonstrate that nickel 78, a neutron-rich "doubly magic" isotope of nickel with 28 protons and 50 neutrons, still maintains a spherical ...

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Examining puzzling sizes of extremely light calcium isotopes

13-Feb-2019

Michigan State University researchers have measured for the first time the nuclei of three proton-rich calcium isotopes. One of the most fundamental properties of the nucleus is its size. The nuclear radius generally increases with the number of proton and neutron constituents. However, when ...

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Solving a mystery

A new model for understanding how certain nuclei split

07-Feb-2019

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have extended an existing mathematical model so that it can be used to more accurately predict the products of fission reactions. Nuclear fission is a process by which the nucleus of an atom is split, generally resulting in the formation of two smaller ...

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Long-Sought Workaround to Helium Shortage?

Neutron Detection Method

12-Jun-2018

Doctors use X-rays to see inside people, and scientists use neutrons to peer inside advanced materials and devices such as fuel cells to better understand and improve them. But a critical shortage of a rare form of helium used for detecting neutrons—which are difficult to spot directly—threatens ...

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Neutrinos weighed by the world's most precise scale

12-Jun-2018

The Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment KATRIN now starts to weigh the mass of neutrinos. Following the electrostatic spectrometer and the detector unit, the tritium source was installed as the last of the large components of KATRIN. The ambitious and highly motivated team of physicists, ...

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A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products

15-Nov-2017

A team of scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with Tohoku University, Tokyo City University and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has proposed a novel approach to tackle the problem of radioactive waste disposal. The new method could dramatically reduce ...

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New method for identifying carbon compounds derived from fossil fuels

15-Sep-2017

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a laboratory instrument that can measure how much of the carbon in many carbon-containing materials was derived from fossil fuels. This will open the way for new methods in the biofuels and bioplastics ...

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Neutron-rich nucleus shapeshifts between a rugby ball and a discus

27-Jun-2017

An international team led by scientists from IPN Orsay (CNRS/Université Paris-Sud), CEA, and RIKEN (Japan) has performed the first spectroscopy of the extremely neutron-rich isotopes krypton 98 and 100. This experiment showed that there are two coexisting, competing quantum shapes at low energy ...

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Unexpected oxidation state for molecular plutonium discovered

14-Mar-2017

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in collaboration with the University of California – Irvine (UCI) have uncovered a significant new chemical attribute of plutonium, the identification and structural verification of the +2 oxidation state in a molecular system. “This finding marks out ...

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New path suggested for nuclear fusion

03-Mar-2017

Controlled nuclear fusion has been a holy grail for physicists who seek an endless supply of clean energy. Scientists at Rice University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chile offered a glimpse into a possible new path toward that goal. Their report on ...

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