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# The future of fusion energy - Washington Post

National Post
The future of fusion energy
Washington Post
Before I came to Congress, I spent nearly a decade as a physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, working on the effort to make the promise of fusion energy a reality.
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# Nuclear Physics

Selected contemporary works in Nuclear Physics
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## Chernobyl confinement arch joined together

The 'western' and 'eastern' halves of the arch of the New Safe Confinement (NSC) at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine have been joined together, SSE ChNPP, the state company tasked with managing the plant, said on 24 July.
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## Oliver Sacks: My Periodic Table

As death nears, I am surrounding myself, as I did when I was a boy, with metals and minerals, little emblems of eternity.
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This is a very touching read. Kudos Oliver Sacks

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## A Multi-Sampling Ionization Chamber (MUSIC) for Measurements of Fusion Reactions with Radioactive Beams

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## Largest Single Nuclear Reactor of its Kind Being Created in Cadarache, France

Generally, we associate the south of France with holidays on the Cote d'Azur, fields of lavender and the Cannes Film Festival, but not with science. However, for several years, the "construction si...

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## Splitting of ISGMR strength in the light-mass nucleus 24Mg due to ground-state deformation

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## Scientists Tested The Revigorator, A Vintage Uranium Health Product

During the 1920s and 1930s, people put radium on their skin and in their cocktails. They put uranium in health tonics. And they drank water from The Revigorator, which was a pot lined with uranium. In 2009, scientists tested a Revigorator, to see what it actually did.
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## Metal foams could make promising radiation shields

Environmentally friendly foams could be used in everything from space travel to nuclear reactors
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## Determination of γ-ray widths in 15N using nuclear resonance fluorescence

Background: The stable nucleus $^{15}\mathrm{N}$ is the mirror of $^{15}\mathrm{O}$, the bottleneck in the hydrogen burning CNO cycle. Most of the $^{15}\mathrm{N}$ level widths below the proton emission threshold are known from just one nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) measurement, with limited precision in some cases. A recent experiment with the AGATA demonstrator array determined level lifetimes using the Doppler shift attenuation method in $^{15}\mathrm{O}$. As a reference and for testi
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Measurement of nuclear cross sections at astrophysical energies involving unstable species is one of the most challenging tasks in experimental nuclear physics. The use of indirect methods is often unavoidable in this scenario. In this paper the Trojan horse method is applied for the first time to a radioactive ion beam-induced reaction studying the ${}^{18}\mathrm{F}(p,\ensuremath{\alpha}$)${}^{15}\mathrm{O}$ process at low energies relevant to astrophysics via the three-body reaction ${}^{2}\m No comment yet.  Scooped by tmertzi ## Alpha decay of the new isotope 215U No comment yet.  Scooped by tmertzi ## Direct mass measurements of Cd #isotopes show strong shell gap at N=82 No comment yet.  Scooped by tmertzi ## [1507.04686] Theoretical study of triaxial shapes of neutron-rich Mo and Ru nuclei No comment yet.  Scooped by tmertzi ## Observation of new neutron-deficient isotopes with Z≥92 in multinucleon transfer reactions No comment yet.  Scooped by tmertzi ## Weakly bound Borromean structures of the exotic 6,8He nuclei through direct reactions on proton No comment yet.  Scooped by tmertzi ## Studies on ancient silver metallurgy using SR XRF and micro-PIXE No comment yet.  Scooped by tmertzi ## A new ion beam facility based on a 3MV Tandetron™ at IFIN-HH, Romania No comment yet.  Scooped by tmertzi ## Antimagnetic rotation and sudden change of electric quadrupole transition strength in 143Eu No comment yet.  Scooped by tmertzi ## First observation of 59Ge In an experiment at the A1900 spectrometer of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University the new isotope$^{59}\mathrm{Ge}$was identified and the cross section for production of the most neutron-deficient$^{59\ensuremath{-}62}\mathrm{Ge}$isotopes in the fragmentation of a$^{78}\mathrm{Kr}$beam at 150 MeV/nucleon measured. This experimental information is relevant for the hunt of new two-proton emitters in the region above the doubly-magic$^{48}\mathrm{Ni
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The neutron-deficient nuclei are my favorite!

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## The National Ignition Facility

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## Impact of fossil fuel emissions on atmospheric radiocarbon and various applications of radiocarbon over this century

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## Neutron-induced fission cross section of 240Pu from 0.5 MeV to 3 MeV

$^{240}\mathrm{Pu}$ has recently been pointed out by a sensitivity study of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) to be one of the isotopes whose fission cross section lacks accuracy to meet the upcoming needs for the future generation of nuclear power plants (GEN-IV). In the High Priority Request List (HPRL) of the OECD, it is suggested that the knowledge of the $^{240}\mathrm{Pu}(n,f)$ cross section should be improved to an accuracy within
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## Hyperfine Anomalies in Fr: Boundaries of the Spherical Single Particle Model

We have measured the hyperfine splitting of the $7{P}_{1/2}$ state at the 100 ppm level in Fr isotopes ($^{206g,206m,207,209,213,221}\mathrm{Fr}$) near the closed neutron shell ($N=126$ in $^{213}\mathrm{Fr}$). The measurements in five isotopes and a nuclear isomeric state of francium, combined with previous determinations of the $7{S}_{1/2}$ splittings, reveal the spatial distribution of the nuclear magnetization, i.e., the Bohr-Weisskopf effect. We compare our results with a simple shell model
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## Beamed neutron emission driven by laser accelerated light ions

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## Isospin splitting of nucleon effective mass from giant resonances in 208Pb

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## Inside a Fusion Reactor 360 VR - YouTube

General Fusion is trying to tap into the same power as the Sun with a fusion reactor that uses saltwater and steam to produce electricity. Go inside a Fusion...

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