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Scientists at UK-based MoltexFLEX have published new research on how graphite interacts with the molten salt to be used in the company’s FLEX reactor design. Together with scientists at the University of Manchester’s Nuclear Graphite Research Group (NGRG), the researchers used x-ray micro CT scanners to investigate how tiny amounts of molten salt infiltrated pores within standard industrial grades of graphite. This was the first time such scanning has been used for this purpose.

Date: Saturday, 10 February 2024
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MoltexFLEX scientists worked with the University of Manchester's Nuclear Graphite Research Group to use X-ray micro CT scanners to investigate how molten salt infiltrates pores within standard industrial grades of graphite.

Date: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
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Scientists at the US Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) are investigating tungsten heavy alloys as possible materials for use in advanced nuclear fusion reactors. Before fusion energy can be used as a power source, it will be necessary to develop advanced nuclear fusion reactors that can withstand the high temperatures and irradiation conditions that result from fusion reactions.

Date: Saturday, 28 January 2023
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