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Princeton physicists make plasma confinement breakthrough

Princeton physicists make plasma confinement breakthrough

Physicists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have proposed that the formation of "hills and valleys" in magnetic field lines could be the source of sudden collapses of heat ahead of disruptions that can damage doughnut-shaped tokamak fusion facilities. Their discovery could help overcome a critical challenge facing such facilities.

New Nuclear 30 September 2022


MHI develops reactor with enhanced safety features

MHI develops reactor with enhanced safety features

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has launched the SRZ-1200 advanced pressurised water reactor design. Developed in collaboration with four Japanese utilities, the 1200 MWe reactor is designed to meet the country's enhanced regulatory safety standards.

New Nuclear 29 September 2022


New compact particle accelerators could offer game-changing possibilities

New compact particle accelerators could offer game-changing possibilities

Revolutionary laser-driven technology unveiled by TAU Systems aims to place the capabilities of high-energy particle accelerators within reach of engineers and scientists the world over, with potential applications in a wide range of fields including nuclear. The Texas-based company is aiming to offer its first commercial service centres in 2027, after starting prototype applications as early as 2024.

Corporate 27 September 2022


NDA teams up with oil and gas decommissioning centre

NDA teams up with oil and gas decommissioning centre

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the National Decommissioning Centre have signed a three-year collaborative research agreement - the first of its kind between the nuclear and oil and gas decommissioning sectors.

Waste & Recycling 27 September 2022


Jacobs to support refurb of UK nuclear research facilities

Jacobs to support refurb of UK nuclear research facilities

Engineering group Jacobs has been selected as full lifecycle delivery partner to support infrastructure renewal projects at various facilities run by the UK's government-owned, but operationally-independent, National Nuclear Laboratory.

Corporate 22 September 2022


UNECE roadmap to net-zero calls for greater use of nuclear energy

UNECE roadmap to net-zero calls for greater use of nuclear energy

Nuclear energy plays a significant role in scenarios which achieve carbon neutrality in North America, Europe and Central Asia, according to a new report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. If advanced reactors are successfully deployed to complement large scale nuclear reactors and there is progress in introducing low-carbon hydrogen infrastructure, then the role for nuclear energy is even greater.

Energy & Environment 21 September 2022


Site proposed for Swiss repository

Site proposed for Swiss repository

Following a 14-year site selection process, Switzerland's national radioactive waste disposal cooperative Nagra has proposed Nördlich Lägern in northern Switzerland as the site of a deep geological repository. A used fuel encapsulation plant is to be built at the existing Zwilag interim storage facility.

Waste & Recycling 12 September 2022


Power conversion breakthrough could increase plant efficiency

Power conversion breakthrough could increase plant efficiency

Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratory have successfully tested a new power system based on a closed-loop Brayton cycle to deliver electricity to the grid. The system could dramatically increase the efficiency of power plants including current and new advanced reactor systems as well as gas-fired and concentrated solar plants.

Energy & Environment 07 September 2022


Research paper calls for infrastructure rethink to meet net-zero

Research paper calls for infrastructure rethink to meet net-zero

Governments must invest and break down roadblocks to the deployment of emerging and existing technologies if the world is to move to net-zero by mid-century - including legislative change to allow countries that currently prohibit the use of nuclear energy to consider using it as part of their energy mix, according to a new report by Princeton University and Worley.

Energy & Environment 06 September 2022


UK government funding for advanced reactor development

UK government funding for advanced reactor development

The UK government has announced GBP3.3 million (USD3.8 million) in funding to support the development of advanced nuclear technology. Six projects aimed at developing Advanced Modular Reactors in the UK have been selected to receive funding totalling GBP2.5 million.

Nuclear Policies 02 September 2022