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Sheffield Forgemasters has completed weld-assembly of a full-size small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear vessel demonstrator using Local Electron-Beam Welding (LEBW). Sheffield Forgemasters Research, Design & Technology Director Jesus Talamantes-Silva said the company had achieved “a significant milestone in assembling a nuclear vessel demonstrator, using electron beam welding for the first time at this scale, with 100% success and no defects”.

Date: Thursday, 22 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssheffield-forgemasters-completes-smr-nuclear-vessel-demonstrator-11533660

Sheffield Forgemasters has completed weld-assembly of a full-sized small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear vessel demonstrator assembly using Local Electron-Beam Welding (LEBW). It said the technique took less than 24 hours to complete four, thick, nuclear-grade welds, typically requiring a year of work to complete.

Date: Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/British-company-pioneers-new-nuclear-welding-techn

The text of a speech delivered by World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on 8 December, considering the legacy of US President Dwight D Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace speech 70 years ago.

Date: Friday, 15 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-The-legacy-of-Eisenhower-s-Atoms-for-Pea

SHINE Technologies of the USA says it has demonstrated clearly visible Cherenkov radiation produced by fusion for what is believed to be the first time. Historically, fusion has been demonstrated and detected with instruments instead of a visible light.

Date: Saturday, 05 August 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SHINE-demonstrates-Cherenkov-radiation-from-fusion

TerraPower Isotopes and Belgian joint venture PanTera have announced a collaboration to increase the global availability of actinium-225 (Ac-225), while Arizona-based Serva Energy has developed a new research reactor-based production method to ramp up the supply of the rare radioisotope.

Date: Wednesday, 28 June 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-innovation-companies-in-new-Ac-225-initiat

UK-based Pulsar Fusion has entered into a partnership with US Princeton Satellite Systems (PSS) to apply machine learning to study data from the Princeton field-reverse configuration (PFRC-2) reactor. The aim is to advance delivery of practical fusion propelled spacecraft that can make interstellar space travel practical.

Date: Saturday, 17 June 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstransatlantic-partnership-to-advance-interstellar-fusion-travel-10946500

The Low Intensity Test Reactor (LITR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) became world-famous when a photographer first captured a blue glow caused by radiation in the pool above the reactor. That photo appeared on the cover of the October 1951 issue of Scientific American.

Date: Friday, 07 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Demolition-of-famous-US-reactor-begins

The University of Missouri has launched an initiative to build a new, larger research reactor, NextGen MURR. The university's existing MU Research Reactor (MURR) - in operation for more than half a century - is the highest-powered university research reactor in the USA and is currently the country's only producer of certain medical radioisotopes.

Date: Saturday, 01 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/New-isotope-producing-research-reactor-for-Missour

US-based NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes is pressing ahead with developing non-uranium-based production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) using its recently completed Accelerator Production facility in Wisconsin. NorthStar says the “two beams on target” accelerator is expected to almost double its commercial-scale Mo-99 capability and augments its domestic Mo-99 production, which is a collaborative venture with the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR). Mo-99 is the parent radioisotope of technetium-99m (Tc-99m), the most widely used radioisotope for diagnostic imaging.

Date: Thursday, 19 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-northstar-pushes-forward-with-non-uranium-isotope-production-10524902