Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… A Los Alamos National Laboratory’s key energy security mission is developing safe and sustainable fuels for nuclear energy. For now uranium dioxide, a radioactive actinide oxide, is the most widely used nuclear fuel in today’s nuclear power plants. But a new “combustion synthesis” process recently established for lanthanide metals – non-radioactive elements that are […]

Scientists at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) using light energy have created a rare molecular uranium nitride (U-N) complex. The constructed molecule contains a discrete terminal “U-N unit”, a situation where just one nitrogen atom is bonded to the one uranium atom. Prior work had the nitrogen atom always been bonded to two or more […]

Dale Klein, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Texas, currently serving as a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Commissioner and former NRC Chairman pointed out again this week the U.S. has an extremely valuable resource in used nuclear fuel. Klein made his remarks Sunday morning at the American Association for the […]