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Jul 23, 2014 9:00 AM Women @ Energy: Emily ShemonWomen @ Energy: Emily Shemon
Emily Shemon is a nuclear engineer nuclear engineer working on the development of neutronics methods and codes for fast reactor applications…
:: Read full story » at ENERGY.GOV
Jul 21, 2014 10:30 AM Women @ Energy: Natalia SaraevaWomen @ Energy: Natalia Saraeva
Natalia Saraeva is a nuclear engineer and a project integrator lead for the research reactor conversion program, contributing to the development of spent nuclear fuels storage and transportation decision analysis systems…
:: Read full story » at ENERGY.GOV

Jul 17, 2014 11:30 AM Elmer Lewis to receive ANS Wigner AwardElmer Lewis to receive ANS Wigner Award
Elmer Lewis, emeritus professor at Northwestern University and an Argonne special term appointee, was recently selected by the American Nuclear Society (ANS) to receive the Eugene P. Wigner Reactor Physicist Award…
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Jun 24, 2014 8:00 AM US WIN 2013 attendees tour ArgonneYousry Gohar and Jim Matos honored by Energy Secretary Moniz
Senior Nuclear Engineer Yousry Gohar and Senior Physicist Jim Matos recently received U.S. Department of Energy Secretarial Honor Awards for their work with the DOE Global Nuclear Material Removal Program.
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May 20, 2014 8:00 AM Mitch Farmer to receive ANS 2014 Special AwardMitch Farmer to receive ANS 2014 Special Award
Mitch Farmer, nuclear engineer and manager of Reactor Safety Testing & Analysis, was recently selected by the American Nuclear Society (ANS) to receive their 2014 Special Award on Enhancing nuclear power plant safety in response to the Fukushima accident
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May 19, 2014 8:00 AM Keith Bradley to receive Outstanding Mentor AwardKeith Bradley to receive Outstanding Mentor Award
Argonne nuclear engineer Keith Bradley has been selected to receive Argonne's Outstanding Staff Mentor Award. Argonne is committed to cultivating a climate that promotes meaningful relationships that enable individuals to reach their highest potential in carrying out world-class science and engineering
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May 5, 2014 8:00 AM Dr. Mitchell FarmerAdvanced Nuclear Energy Research Transcends Political Climate
Many in the global community may be wrestling with whether to continue their nuclear programs, including some policymakers in the U.S. But the country's national research laboratories say that they are busy devising advanced reactors — the kind that could minimize Fukushima-like accidents. Mitch Farmer, senior nuclear engineer at Argonne, explains this work in a Forbes interview…
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Apr 16, 2014 4:00 PM Argonne Deputy Director Mark Peters on the importance of investing in our nuclear futureIt's time to build on Illinois' nuclear-energy legacy
Argonne Deputy Director for Programs Mark Peters and U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger discuss the importance of investing in our nuclear future in this Crain’s Chicago Business article…
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Apr 9, 2014 8:00 AM Dr. Elia Merzari to receive Landis AwardElia Merzari to receive Landis Award
Elia Merzari, nuclear engineer, was recently selected by the American Nuclear Society (ANS) to receive the 2014 Landis Young Member Engineering Achievement Award…
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Apr 5, 2014 8:00 AM Argonne Nuclear Engineer Roger Blomquist on why Expanding nuclear power will benefit U.S.Expanding nuclear power will benefit U.S.: Front BurnerArgonne nuclear engineer Roger Blomquist believes nuclear energy has a significant role to play in meeting the energy demands of the 21st century. Read why in his article as guest columnist at the Orlando Sentinel…
:: Read article » | Nuclear Energy FAQs
Apr 3, 2014 8:00 AM Case for Nuclear at the Argonne Energy SlamArgonne Energy SlamThe case for nuclear energy will be presented at Argonne’s first-ever Energy Slam on April 3. Brush up on nuclear by reading our Nuclear Energy FAQs and watch the event on Argonne's live stream channel
:: Energy Slam » | Nuclear Energy FAQs

Couldn't make it to the Argonne Energy Slam on Apr. 3? No problem, you can watch it now online at the ArgonneLive channel!
:: Event Video Recording »
Mar 21, 2014 8:00 AM IAEA and Argonne National Laboratory Train Scientists on State-of-the-Art Methods for Rapid Environmental Radioactivity AssessmentIAEA and Argonne National Laboratory Train Scientists on State-of-the-Art Methods for Rapid Environmental Radioactivity Assessment
Argonne recently hosted a 2-weeks training course on rapid assessment methods for environmental radioactivity. The course is for the international community and it is part of Argonne's International Programs. Scientists representing laboratories in 21 countries learned state-of-the-art methods for precise and quick assessment of radionuclides in the environment…
:: Read full story » (Source: IAEA) | International Programs
Mar 20, 2014 8:00 AM New Issue of Journal of Physical Security is Out!Journal of Physical Security Vol 7(2): New Issue is Out!
A NEW ISSUE of The Journal of Physical Security (JPS) is out! Featuring: articles about security evaluations of Egyptian nuclear facilities, a probabilistic model for quantifying the odds of interrupting an attack, a security evaluation for an oil refinery in Nigeria, access control for small nuclear facilities, and entropy as a driver of security failures…
:: Download Volume 7(2) of JPS now »
Mar 14, 2014 8:00 AM Dr. Sasan Bakhtiari named Outstanding reviewer by IEEEBakhtiari Named "Best Reviewer" by IEEE
Dr. Sasan Bakhtiari, Section Manager of the Non-Destructive Evaluation Section, was named a 2013 Outstanding Reviewer by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. Congrats Dr. Bakhtiari!…
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Mar 6, 2014 8:00 AM Bill Gates' Dream for a Nuclear-Powered Future Is Almost HereBill Gates' Dream for a Nuclear-Powered Future Is Almost Here
Motley Fool's article on the future of nuclear power and the role of Argonne-developed nuclear technology such as EBR-II and IFR
:: Read Motley Fool article » | Argonne-developed nuclear technology
Feb 28, 2014 8:00 AM Argonne Liquid metal EXperiment (ALEX) facility celebrates its 30 yearsALEX facility celebrates 30 years of cutting-edge research
The Argonne Liquid metal EXperiment (ALEX) facility provides multi-disciplinary expertise in liquid metal technologies since it was built in late 1984…
:: Meet ALEX »
Feb 18, 2014 8:00 AM Securing the world's most vulnerable nuclear materialSecuring the world’s most vulnerable nuclear material
Argonne works to support President Obama’s vision of a world free of nuclear weapons through efforts to secure the world’s most vulnerable nuclear material and eliminate the use of high enriched uranium in civilian applications under the U.S. DOE Global Threat Reduction Initiative…
:: Read more on Obama’s Four Year Effort » [5.2MB]
Feb 12, 2014 8:00 AM New Issue of Journal of Physical Security is Out!Journal of Physical Security Vol 7(1): New Issue is Out!
A NEW ISSUE of The Journal of Physical Security (JPS) is out! Featuring: articles about testing locks, seals and nuclear safeguards, a security thought experiment, vulnerability assessment issues, the levels of critical infrastructure risk, and community partnerships for counteracting radicalization…
:: Download Volume 7(1) of JPS now »
Feb 7, 2014 8:00 AM Classic Photos: Argonne National LaboratoryClassic Photos: Argonne National Laboratory
Browse this amazing collection of vintage photos posted by the Chicago Tribune…
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Feb 5, 2014 8:00 AM Fast Reactors Could Solve U.K.'s Plutonium ProblemFast Reactors Could Solve U.K.’s Plutonium Problem
Argonne's Christopher Grandy was one of the experts interviewed for this MIT Technology Review article
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Jan 31, 2014 8:00 AM Remembering Dr. John R. HuizengaRemembering Dr. John R. Huizenga
John R. Huizenga, a physicist who helped the Manhattan Project during World War II, solve dozens of atomic riddles and debunk claims that scientists in Utah had achieved nuclear fusion in a jar of water, has died at the age of 92. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in the 1940s, he took a job at Argonne National Laboratory, where he was part of a multi-institutional team that discovered einsteinium and fermium
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Jan 29, 2014 8:00 AM UChicago, Argonne scientists gather to discuss nation's energy futureUChicago, Argonne scientists gather to discuss nation's energy future
“Clean energy 2030” was the topic of the eighth Joint Speaker Series panel discussion recently held at Argonne National Laboratory…
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Jan 28, 2014 8:00 AM Experts interviewed by KRNVExperts Address Fukushima-related Radiation Concerns
Argonne nuclear engineer Roger Blomquist was one of the experts interviewed by KRNV…
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Jan 21, 2014 8:00 AM USS NautilusThe World's First Nuclear Submarine Was Launched 60 Years Ago
Launched 60 years ago today, the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was the world's first nuclear-powered submarine. Its reactor core was designed by Argonne National Laboratory. The popular tech website Gizmodo highlights the anniversary with a collection of photographs…
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Jan 15, 2014 8:00 AM Argonne nuclear engineer Meimei Li, PECASE Award WinnerNuclear engineer Li wins Presidential Early Career Award
Meimei Li, nuclear engineer at Argonne, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for her contributions to understanding the behavior of materials in reactor environments and to develop high-performance materials for nuclear applications. Congrats Meimei!
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:: See also XMAT » a proposed eXtreme MATerials beamline for the APS upgrade, aimed at developing new and more capable radiation tolerant materials for nuclear environments
Jan 14, 2014 8:00 AM Step Aside, 3-D Printing: This Is General Electric's Next Big IdeaStep Aside, 3-D Printing: This Is General Electric's Next Big Idea
An interesting article from The Motley Fool
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Dec 13, 2013 8:00 AM Advancing Small Modular ReactorsAdvancing Small Modular Reactors: How the Department of Energy is Supporting Next-Gen Nuclear Energy Technology
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Nov 6, 2013 8:00 AM Panel Discussion on The Future of Nuclear PowerPanel Discussion on The Future of Nuclear Power
Argonne Distinguished Fellow Dr. Yoon Il Chang participated in a panel discussion on the future of nuclear power at Columbia University on Nov. 8, 2013
:: Read full story | Watch Video»
Nov 6, 2013 8:00 AM MMSNF 2013 Presentations & Posters Now AvailableMMSNF 2013 Presentations & Posters Now Available
Now online: Presentations and Posters featured at the 2013 edition of the “Materials Modeling and Simulations for Nuclear Fuels” (MMSNF 2013) Workshop in Chicago, Illinois
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Oct 28, 2013 8:00 AM “Materials Models and Simulations for Nuclear Fuels” (MMSNF 2013)Workshop Summary: “Materials Modeling and Simulations for Nuclear Fuels” (MMSNF 2013)
Argonne and the University of Chicago recently organized the 2013 edition of the “Materials Modeling and Simulations for Nuclear Fuels” (MMSNF 2013) Workshop in Chicago, Illinois
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Oct 3, 2013 8:00 AM Remembering nuclear pioneer Harold AgnewRemembering nuclear pioneer Harold AgnewHarold Agnew, physicist and CP-1 nuclear pioneer, passed away on September 29 at the age of 92. Harold described his experience of the world's first manmade self-sustaining, controlled nuclear chain reaction during the 70th anniversary of CP-1 last year.
Sep 25, 2013 8:00 AM <From Met Lab to Argonne National LaboratoryFrom Met Lab to Argonne National Laboratory
Now available: a series of recollections titled "Those early days as we remember them" by former Argonne staff members who had worked at the Metallurgical Lab and participated in the birth of Argonne. Many shared unique memories of this special time that can't be found in history books
:: Those early days as we remember them »
Sep 20, 2013 8:00 AM Proton beam on lithium film experiment for the FRIB stripperProton beam on lithium film experiment for the FRIB stripper
Argonne National Laboratory has developed a liquid lithium charge stripper for use in the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) located at Michigan State University
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Sep 17, 2013 8:00 AM Anniversary – 80 years ago, Leo Szilard envisioned neutron chain reaction Anniversary – 80 years ago, Leo Szilard envisioned neutron chain reaction
Argonne nuclear pioneer Leo Szilard remembered in a blog post by Rod Adams
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Sep 10, 2013 8:00 AM Dileep Singh Receives Prestigious Lee Hsun AwardDileep Singh Receives Prestigious Lee Hsun Award
Dr. Dileep Singh, Materials Scientist in Argonne's Nuclear Engineering Division, has been selected to receive the Lee Hsun Award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences-Institute of Metals Research for his innovative work in the field of materials science
:: Read full story » at the EESA Features
Aug 5, 2013 8:00 AM Argonne's Kirsten Laurin-Kovitz honored by ANSArgonne's Kirsten Laurin-Kovitz honored by ANS
Kirsten Laurin-Kovitz, manager of the Technical Nonproliferation Policy Support Program, has been honored by the American Nuclear Society (ANS) with the 2013 Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women’s Achievement Award
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Jul 31, 2013 8:00 AM Young blood at 2013 ANS Annual MeetingYoung blood at 2013 ANS Annual Meeting
Argonne lab grad appointee Katy Huff reports: The needs of the young generation were discussed at length at this year’s ANS Annual Meeting…
:: Read Article » at the ANS Nuclear Cafe blog…
Jul 30, 2013 8:00 AM US WIN 2013 attendees tour ArgonneUS WIN 2013 attendees tour Argonne
U.S. WIN (Women in Nuclear) held its annual conference on Jul. 21-24, 2013 in Chicago. On the last day of the conference, attendees visited Argonne National Laboratory, as part of a combined tour of Argonne and Fermilab…
:: Read the chronicle of the tours on Storify »
Jul 24, 2013 8:00 AM XMAT: extreme materials beamlineXMAT: not just scratching the surface
A new extreme materials beamline concept for the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade will allow unprecedented in situ observation of radiation bulk damage in real time…
:: Meet XMAT » | Join the XMAT Community »
Jul 24, 2013 8:00 AM Climate change scientist Jim Hansen shares his viewpoint on nuclear energyClimate change scientist Jim Hansen shares his viewpoint on nuclear energy

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Jul 8, 2013 8:00 AM Best Paper Award for Argonne Staff from ANSBest Paper Award for Argonne Staff from ANS
Nicolas Stauff, Taek K. Kim, Di Yun, Temitope Taiwo and Hussein Khalil received the Best Paper Award from the Reactor Physics Division (RPD) of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) for their paper, "Application of an Annular Metallic Fuel with Lower Gas Plenum for Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor," presented at the ANS 2013 Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, GA, June 16-20, 2013
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Jul 5, 2013 8:00 AM Materials Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Fuels (MMSNF) 2013Materials Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Fuels (MMSNF) 2013: Draft Program Available
The goal of MMSNF workshops is to stimulate research and discussions on modeling and simulations of nuclear fuels, to assist the design of improved fuels and the evaluation of fuel performance. This year the workshop will be held in Chicago (Oct. 14-16, 2013). The workshop will cover topics in: modeling and simulations of atomistic, meso-scale and continuum behaviors in nuclear fuels. In addition, the local organizers have proposed additional special session topics in: material behaviors in extreme environments, and leadership-class computing applications of MMSNF. A draft program is now available. Also: The call for abstracts for workshop talks has closed, however submissions for poster presentations may still be accepted…
:: Download preliminary program now » | Register now for MMSNF 2013 » | Submit a Poster »
Jul 3, 2013 8:00 AM How the nuclear age burst onto the world from a squash courtHow the nuclear age burst onto the world from a squash court
On Road Trip 2013, CNET's Daniel Terdiman traveled to Argonne to find out the history of the world's first nuclear reaction, Chicago Pile-1 and talked to Argonne's nuclear engineer Roger Blomquist…
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:: Early Exploration - Reactors designed/built by Argonne National Laboratory
Jun 19, 2013 8:00 AM Hussein Khalil named Argonne Distinguished FellowArgonne names four Distinguished Fellows
NE's Director Hussein Khalil is one of them…
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:: Hussein Khalil's bio »
Jun 10, 2013 8:00 AM In nuclear power, a better way? Here's why.In nuclear power, a better way? Here's why.
Argonne nuclear engineer Roger Blomquist was interviewed about the IFR by the Minnesota Star Tribune…
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:: The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) »
Jun 1, 2013 8:00 AM Emily Wolters, nuclear engineerEmployee Spotlight: Emily Wolters
Emily Wolters is an Argonne nuclear engineer working to support, maintain and develop Argonne's neutronics tools — the computational tools used to simulate the physics inside a nuclear reactor…
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May 30, 2013 8:00 AM Argonne’s advanced reactor technology featured in movieArgonne’s advanced reactor technology featured in movie
Argonne’s nuclear science and technology legacy and future come to the big screen in June through “Pandora’s Promise” a documentary by Robert Stone. Discover how Argonne’s IFR plays a role in environmentalists’ support for nuclear energy…
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May 15, 2013 8:00 AM Materials Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Fuels (MMSNF) 2013Materials Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Fuels (MMSNF) 2013
The goal of MMSNF workshops is to stimulate research and discussions on modeling and simulations of nuclear fuels, to assist the design of improved fuels and the evaluation of fuel performance. This year the workshop will be held in Chicago (Oct. 14-16, 2013). Online registration for this workshop is now open. Deadline for submitting abstracts for this workshop is May 31, 2013
:: Register now »
| Submit your abstract now »
May 9, 2013 8:00 AM Illinois leading the way in nuclearIllinois leading the way in nuclear
Article by Rep. Adam Kinzinger posted on The Hill blog…
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May 6, 2013 8:00 AM Argonne staff members elected to American Nuclear Society governance positionsArgonne staff members elected to American Nuclear Society governance positions
Several Argonne staff members were elected to offices in the American Nuclear Society governance during the recent 2013 national election…
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Apr 29, 2013 8:00 AM Al Satteberger appointed chair for the Fuel Cycle R&D Subcommittee of the DOE's Nuclear Energy Advisory CommitteeAl Satteberger appointed chair of the Fuel Cycle R&D Subcommittee of the DOE's Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee
Argonne's Al Satteberger, Associate Laboratory Director, has been appointed chair of the Fuel Cycle R&D Subcommittee of the DOE's Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee…
:: Read full story » (EESA Features)

Apr 25, 2013 8:00 AM Employee Spotlight: J’Tia TaylorEmployee Spotlight: J’Tia Taylor
J’Tia Taylor is a nonproliferation technical specialist in the Nonproliferation and National Security Department of Argonne’s Nuclear Engineering division. J’Tia primarily works in export control, assessing technologies for their nonproliferation implications…
:: Read interview »
:: Read also: Women @ Energy: J’Tia Taylor » (U.S. DOE website)

Apr 24, 2013 8:00 AM >Waste Management Conference expands efforts to attract young nuclear professionalsWaste Management Conference expands efforts to attract young nuclear professionals
Argonne lab grad appointee Katy Huff reports: Groups such as the ANS Young Members Group and the North American Young Generation in Nuclear, which empower a new generation of nuclear students and professionals, were recently joined by a small new sister organization, the WMS Next Generation Leadership Committee…
:: Read Article » at the ANS Nuclear Cafe blog
Apr 15, 2013 8:00 AM Women @ Energy: Kerstin Laurin-KovitzWomen @ Energy: Kirsten Laurin-Kovitz
Dr. Kirsten Laurin-Kovitz has nearly twenty years of experience in nuclear reactor analysis, nuclear material safeguards and nuclear nonproliferation. Currently, Dr. Laurin-Kovitz leads the Technical Nonproliferation Policy Support Program, managing a team which combines expertise in science and engineering with specialized knowledge of nonproliferation policies and international affairs to provide reliable, high-quality technical advisory services and conduct outreach for policy implementation such as training to export control enforcement personnel on strategic WMD-related commodities
:: Read full story » at ENERGY.GOV
Apr 10, 2013 8:00 AM Event Wrap-up: 2013 Mo-99 Topical MeetingEvent Wrap-up: 2013 Mo-99 Topical Meeting
Argonne National Laboratory recently organized the 2013 Molybdenum-99 Topical Meeting (April 1-4, 2013) in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting was sponsored by the United States Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative
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Apr 9, 2013 8:00 AM Women @ Energy: J'Tia TaylorWomen @ Energy: J'Tia Taylor
J’Tia Taylor currently works as a Technical Nonproliferation Specialist in the Nonproliferation and National Security Department at Argonne National Laboratory assessing proliferation concerns associated with nuclear technology to support the interpretation and creation of United States policy
:: Read full story » at ENERGY.GOV
Apr 8, 2013 8:00 AM Life-saving case for nuclearrLife-saving case for nuclear
A landmark study has put the figure of 1.84 million on the number of lives saved by the worldwide use of nuclear power instead of fossil fuels. The report co-authored by former NASA scientist James Hansen presents a dramatic new case for nuclear energy…
:: Read full story » at World Nuclear News
Mar 27, 2013 8:00 AM In memoriam: The remarkable career of Margaret ButlerIn memoriam: The remarkable career of Margaret Butler
Margaret Butler was a pioneering scientist who spent her career at the forefront of the development of computer science and nuclear energy…
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Mar 26, 2013 8:00 AM French ConnectionFrench Connection
Nuclear experts from across the Atlantic have reached out to U.S. Department of Energy engineers for help evaluating a new reactor design that could increase safety margins while reducing waste…
:: Read Article » at the INL website
Mar 20, 2013 8:00 AM Rising Stars in Nuclear Science and Engineering SymposiumRising Stars in Nuclear Science and Engineering Symposium
Argonne lab grad appointee Katy Huff reports about attending a unique symposium at MIT where dozen Ph.D. candidates and early postdoctoral fellows could showcase their research, and engage in rich discussions of early career strategies and challenges with exceptional researchers in the field…
:: Read Article » at the ANS Nuclear Cafe blog
Mar 14, 2013 8:00 AM Does Illinois have a nuclear future?Does Illinois have a nuclear future?
Argonne nuclear engineer Roger Blomquist interviewed by Lewis Wallace from WBEZ for a story about how Argonne scientists are working to make nuclear power cleaner and safer…
:: Read Article/Listen to Podcast» at the WBEZ website
Mar 7, 2013 8:00 AM Event Wrap-up: Junior Girl Scout Workshop organized by Chicago Section of ANSEvent Wrap-up: Junior Girl Scout Workshop organized by Chicago Section of ANS
Argonne staff members participate in the Junior Girl Scout Workshop 'Atomic Fission Fun with the American Nuclear Society' organized by the Chicago Section of the American Nuclear Society in January 2013…
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Mar 6, 2013 8:00 AM New issue of the Journal of Physical Security outNEW ISSUE of the Journal of Physical Security OUT
In this NEW ISSUE: Fukushima implications, lock bumping, election security & more!…
:: Start reading now! »
Mar 1, 2013 8:00 AM Argonne's Hussein Khalil quoted in ANS news release supporting SMRsArgonne's Hussein Khalil quoted in ANS news release supporting SMRs
Hussein Khalil, director of the NE Division at Argonne National Laboratory, is quoted in an American Nuclear Society news release supporting small modular reactor research…
:: Full Story» — NE Highlight (Mar. 1, 2013)
Feb 26, 2013 8:00 AM NEAMS ToolKit: advanced computational tools for modeling and simulation of advanced reactor systemsNEAMS ToolKit: advanced computational tools for modeling & simulation of advanced reactor systems
The NEAMS ToolKit provides advanced computational tools for modeling and simulation of advanced reactor systems. Learn more about it at our new website…
:: Full Story» — NE Highlight (Feb. 26, 2013)
Feb 14, 2013 8:00 AM Johnston, Warner receive award for Argonne's VATJohnston, Warner receive award for Argonne’s VAT
Argonne Nuclear Engineering Division researchers Roger Johnston and Jon Warner have received the 2013 CSO40 Award from CSO (Chief Security Officer) Magazine for outstanding business value and security thought leadership in their work with Argonne’s Vulnerability Assessment Team (VAT)…
:: Full Story» — EESA News Release (Feb. 13, 2013)
Feb 4, 2013 8:00 AM Argonne's International ProgramsEngaging America’s experts: Argonne’s program to support the IAEA
How the lab’s International Programs helps researchers from abroad and makes U.S. expertise available to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Article by Allison M. Holiski, published in the January 2013 issue of Nuclear News, Copyright © 2013 by the American Nuclear Society
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Jan 31, 2013 8:00 AM Dr. Mark PetersANS Chicago Local Section welcomes Dr. Mark Peters
On the evening of January 16, the Chicago local section of the American Nuclear Society welcomed Mark Peters, deputy director for programs at Argonne National Laboratory.
:: Read full story» — ANS “Nuclear Cafe”
Jan 29, 2013 8:00 AM CP-1: the Past, Present & Future of Nuclear EnergyCP-1: the Past, Present & Future of Nuclear Energy
Watch the video recording of this event…
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Jan 15, 2013 8:00 AM The Pro-Nukes Environmental MovementThe Pro-Nukes Environmental Movement
Article by Keith Kloor from Slate…
:: Full Story» — Slate
Dec 12, 2012 8:00 AM Out from the shadows: Argonne’s quest to demystify nuclear energyOut from the shadows: Argonne’s quest to demystify nuclear energy
Article by Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory from Medill Reports including interviews and a wrap-up of the recent public lecture on nuclear energy held at Argonne…
:: Full Story» — Medill Reports
Dec 02, 2012 8:00 AM Argonne commemorates 70th anniversary of first man-made nuclear chain reactionThe Dawn of the Nuclear Age
Argonne commemorates 70th anniversary of first man-made nuclear chain reaction…
:: Full Story» — Argonne News Release
:: CP-1 Anniversary
:: Watch CBS News Video “Almanac: A nuclear landmark” — CBS News (Dec. 2, 2012)
:: Almanac: The 1st self-sustained nuclear reaction — CBS News article (Dec. 2, 2012)
:: A Weekend of Nuclear History — ANS Nuclear Cafe Blog (Dec. 2, 2012)
:: Atomic Show: – 70th Anniversary of CP-1, the First Controlled Fission Chain Reaction — Listen to the podcast of the experts round table moderated by Rod Adams (Dec. 2, 2012)
:: How the Atomic Age Began at UChicago — University of Chicago video (Dec. 10, 2012)
:: How the first chain reaction changed science — University of Chicago News article (Dec. 10, 2012)
Nov 20, 2012 8:00 AM SHARP could slash nuclear reactor design costsSHARP could slash nuclear reactor design costs
Researchers are using some of the world’s most powerful computers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility to take a leap forward in nuclear reactor design, analysis and engineering…
:: Full Story» — Argonne News Release
:: Multi-physics Reactor Performance and Safety Simulations
Nov 19, 2012 8:00 AM Argonne Hosts G8 Nuclear Safety and Security GroupArgonne Hosts G8 Nuclear Safety and Security Group
On October 17-18, Argonne National Laboratory hosted a G8 Nuclear Safety and Security Group (NSSG) meeting to discuss nuclear safety culture, new domestic nuclear construction projects, and other topics that could impact nuclear energy safety and security…
:: Full Story» — Argonne EESA News Release
Nov 19, 2012 8:00 AM Faibish appointed Fellow to Senate CommitteeFaibish appointed Fellow to Senate Committee
Ron Faibish, principal nuclear engineer at Argonne, has been appointed the new Science Fellow with the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources…
:: Full Story» — Argonne EESA News Release
Nov 19, 2012 8:00 AM Getting to Know Nuclear Energy: The Past, Present & Future - Argonne OutLoud Free Public LectureVideo Recording of “Getting to Know Nuclear Energy” public lecture now available
Couldn't make it to the Argonne OutLoud public lecture on Nov. 15? No problem, you can watch it now online at the ArgonneLive channel!
:: Watch Nuclear Energy lecture»
:: Background information about the lecture»
Nov 02, 2012 8:00 AM How your vote can be hacked“How your vote can be hacked”
Roger Johnston, senior systems engineer and head of the Argonne Vulnerability Assessment Team, describes how to hack a voting machine in this exclusive CNN video…
:: Watch CNN video»
Sep 26, 2012 8:00 AM Getting to Know Nuclear Energy: The Past, Present & Future - Argonne OutLoud Free Public Lecture“Getting to Know Nuclear Energy: The Past, Present & Future”
Argonne Nuclear Engineer Roger Blomquist to present OutLoud free public lecture on Nov. 15, 2012 about history of nuclear energy, advanced reactor designs and future technologies. Advance registration required…
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Sep 24, 2012 8:00 AM Nuclear Energy: a 70-year research journey, Argonne Energy Showcase 2012Nuclear Energy: a 70-year research journey, Argonne Energy Showcase 2012
Check out the photos from Argonne’s Nuclear Energy Exhibit and the Energy Showcase displays that were provided on September 15, 2012 for the Argonne Energy Showcase.…
:: View Photos now!» | Download Posters»
Sep 19, 2012 8:00 AM Elia Merzari awarded the ANS Young Member Excellence AwardDOE #LabChat: “Supercomputing Our Way to the Future”
Nuclear engineer Dave Pointer talking and answering questions about supercomputing for nuclear reactor performance and safety analysis…
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Sep 7, 2012 8:00 AM Elia Merzari awarded the ANS Young Member Excellence AwardElia Merzari awarded the ANS Young Member Excellence Award
The Young Member Excellence Award recognizes a young member who has demonstrated overall excellence in a variety of areas.…
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:: Dr. Elia Merzari, ANS Thermal Hydraulics Division win Young Members Group awards - ANS Nuclear Cafe (Sep. 19, 2012)

Sep 7, 2012 8:00 AM Meet Ne at the Argonne Energy ShowcaseCome and meet us at the Argonne Energy Showcase
The Lab is opening its doors on September 15 for a day of discovery and fun for the whole family…
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Aug 30, 2012 8:00 AM Video interview with ANS Special Committee on Fukushima Co-Chair Michael CorradiniVideo interview with ANS Special Committee on Fukushima Co-Chair Michael Corradini
Updated information on the Fukushima Daiichi event from the American Nuclear Society Special Committee on Fukushima, which included Argonne's Paul Dickman as a committee member and Dave Pointer as a volunteer contributor…
:: Watch Interview»
:: ANS Special Committee website» - Information about the Committee and final Report

Jul 23, 2012 8:00 AM Interview about Pyroprocessing on WGN RadioArgonne’s pyroprocessing and advanced reactor research featured on WGN radio
Hussein Khalil, director of the Nuclear Engineering Division, talked to Bill Moller of WGN Radio about the revolutionary potential of pyroprocessing…
:: Listen to Interview/Read Summary»

Jul 13, 2012 8:00 AM The Dawn of the Nuclear Age - A Director's Special Symposium held to commemorate the 70th anniversary year of CP-1 achieving criticalityThe Dawn of the Nuclear Age
A Director’s Special Symposium held to commemorate the 70th anniversary year of CP-1 achieving criticality…
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Jun 25, 2012 8:00 AM Nuclear fuel recycling could offer plentiful energyNuclear fuel recycling could offer plentiful energy
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Jun 22, 2012 8:00 AM Come visit Argonne at our booth at the DD&R and ICAPP Exhibit 2012 at the ANSCome visit Argonne at our booth at the DD&R and ICAPP Exhibit 2012 at the ANS
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Jun 20, 2012 8:00 AM Pointer receives Landis Young Member Engineering Achievement Award
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Jun 19, 2012 8:00 AM American Nuclear Society Honors William D. Pointer with Landis AwardAmerican Nuclear Society Honors W. David Pointer with Landis Young Member Engineering Achievement Award
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Jun 19, 2012 8:00 AM American Nuclear Society Honors Leonard J. Koch with W. Bennett Lewis AwardAmerican Nuclear Society Honors Leonard J. Koch with W. Bennett Lewis Award
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Jun 18, 2012 8:00 AM Australians find IFR technology developed at Argonne has strong potential to address future energy needsThe importance of facts in research: the IFR
Australians find IFR technology developed at Argonne has strong potential to address future energy needs.…
:: Read article» at “ON LINE Opinion” blog — National Forum
:: More about the Integral Fast Reactor ( IFR) »
Jun 12, 2012 8:00 AM Researchers to Model Impact of Earthquakes Inside Nuclear ReactorsShaken, But Not Stirred? Researchers to Model Impact of Earthquakes Inside Nuclear Reactors
Read how researchers plan to devise a model for simulating the impact of vibrations inside a nuclear reactor in this article at the “Untrodden Ground” blog by The George Washington University…
:: Read article -- Untrodden Ground blog (June 12, 2012)

May 31, 2012 8:00 AM Nuclear Roads Not Taken (Yet) in Germany, Japan and the USNuclear Roads Not Taken (Yet) in Germany, Japan and the US
Article about the IFR reactor by Tom Blees at The Energy Collective blog…
:: Read article -- The Energy Collective blog (May 31, 2012)

:: More about the Integral Fast Reactor ( IFR) »
May 7, 2012 8:00 AM Simulation Tools for Fast Reactor DevelopmentSimulation Tools for Fast Reactor Development
Countries with active programs for the development of innovative fast reactors wrapped up the fourth and final meeting of a Coordinated Research Project to validate nuclear reactor simulation tools. Dr. Justin Thomas from Argonne represented the US at this final meeting in Japan…
:: Read full story -- IAEA News release (May 7, 2012)

Apr 17, 2012 8:00 AM New nanoparticle technology cuts water use, energy costsNew nanoparticle technology cuts water use, energy costs
New nanoparticle technology developed at Argonne cuts water use and energy costs at nuclear- and coal-powered plants…
:: Read full story -- (Apr. 17, 2012)
:: Nanoparticle Could Recapture Water Lost at Power Plants -- Coverage by IEEE Spectrum's nanotechnology blog of new nanoparticle technology developed at Argonne (Apr. 13, 2012)
:: Nanotechnology Cuts Power Plant Water Use and Costs -- Argonne article featured in the June/July 2012 issue of Innovation magazine

Apr 3, 2012 8:00 AM Dave Pointer receives Landis AwardNuclear engineer William David (Dave) Pointer receives Landis Award
Dave Pointer receives the Landis Award in recognition of his outstanding young career, exceptional technical achievements…
:: Read full story -- (Apr. 3, 2012)

May 7, 2012 8:00 AM Presentation of NNSA Certificates to Argonne's RAP TeamPresentation of NNSA Certificates to Argonne's RAP Team
RAP team presented with NNSA Response Certificates of Excellence for recognition of their exceptional contributions to the Department of Energy's response to the nuclear situation at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan…
:: Read full story -- (May 7, 2012)

Feb 9, 2012 8:00 AM SUPERSTAR small modular reactorSmall modular reactor design could be a 'SUPERSTAR'
Argonne team led by senior nuclear engineer James Sienicki has designed a new small reactor cooled by lead…
:: Read full story -- (Feb. 9, 2012)

Jan 24, 2012 8:00 AM Why I chose a nuclear careerNATIONAL NUCLEAR SCIENCE WEEK —
Why I chose a nuclear career

Interviews with Argonne nuclear engineers…
:: View the interviews -- (Jan. 24, 2012)

Jan 13, 2012 8:00 AM New book tells history of Integral Fast ReactorNew book tells history of Integral Fast Reactor
“Plentiful Energy” outlines in comprehensible terms the story of IFR to non-specialists…
:: More about the book -- (Jan. 13, 2012)

:: More about the Integral Fast Reactor ( IFR) »
Jan 9, 2012 8:00 AM Marius Stan featured in WBEZ showRERTR-2011 International Meeting: a Wrap-up
:: Read full story -- (Jan. 9, 2012)
Dec 7, 2011 8:00 AM UK environmental activist promotes Argonne's Integral Fast Reactor technology for electricity generationUK environmental activist promotes Argonne's Integral Fast Reactor technology for electricity generation - The Guardian
:: Read Article -- (Dec. 7, 2011)

Nov 9, 2011 8:00 AM

Marius Stan featured in WBEZ showThe Secret Lives of Nuclear Scientists
Senior scientist Marius Stan was interviewed by WBEZ Science show "Clever Apes"...
:: Listen to podcast -- (Nov. 9, 2011)
:: Argonne National Laboratory scientist breaks into acting -- The Chicago Maroon (Mar. 8, 2013)
:: Reddit 'AMA' recap: Argonne scientist quite a character on 'Breaking Bad' -- Argonne Feature Stories (Mar. 4, 2013)
:: Argonne scientist moonlights as 'Breaking Bad' actor -- Daily Herald (Feb. 27, 2013)
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Argonne scientist proves quite a character on 'Breaking Bad' -- Morris Daily Herald (Feb. 4, 2013)
:: Argonne Experts Meet Marius Stan, Argonne Expert

Nov 4, 2011 8:00 AM Secretary’s Achievement Honor Award for Mitch FarmerSecretary’s Achievement Honor Award for Mitch Farmer
Nuclear engineer Mitch Farmer recognized for providing assistance and expertise during the nuclear situation at the Fukuskima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan...
:: Read full story -- (Nov. 4, 2011)
:: Meet Mitch Famer
Nov 3, 2011 8:00 AM New Issue of Journal of Physical Security is Out!New Issue of Journal of Physical Security is Out!
A NEW ISSUE of The Journal of Physical Security is out! Featuring: articles about vulnerabilities in balanced magnetic door switches, elections, and computers...
:: Download New Issue of JPS -- (Nov. 3, 2011)
Oct 27, 2011 8:00 AM Mark Peters' testifies on America's Nuclear FutureMark Peters' testifies on America's Nuclear Future
Mark Peters testimony at a Joint Subcommittee Hearing on America's nuclear future in Washington D.C. on Oct. 27, 2011...
:: Watch testimony / Read texts -- (Oct. 27, 2011)
Oct 11, 2011 8:00 AM Argonne team helps map Fukushima radiation releaseArgonne team helps map Fukushima radiation release
As the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors unfolded in Japan, several employees at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory were lacing up their boots...
:: Go to Argonne News Release -- (Oct. 11, 2011)
Sep 12, 2011 8:00 AM Nuclear Energy Symposium @ Northwestern UniversitySymposium @ Northwestern University: “Energy: Nuclear Energy Technology”
On October 13, 2011 Argonne will organize a session of the Annual Technical Meeting of Society of Engineering Sciences at Northwestern University focussing on nuclear technology and current related research...
:: Go to Symposium web site -- (Sep. 12, 2011)
Sep 2, 2011 8:00 AM Letter of Appreciation from DOE to Argonne Employees for their support following FukushimaLetter of Appreciation from DOE to Argonne Employees for their support following Fukushima
Our colleagues were thanked by DOE for their services and expertise during the nuclear situation at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan...
:: Read full story -- (Sep. 2, 2011)
Aug 26, 2011 8:00 AM NE Scientists Chien, Sheen, Raptis and Wang win R&D 100 AwardNE Scientists Chien, Sheen, Raptis and Wang win R&D 100 Award
Our colleagues won this prestigious award for their Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (PAS) System for Remote Detection of Explosives and Chemicals...
:: Read full story -- (Aug. 26, 2011)
Jul 13, 2011 8:00 AM American Nuclear Society recognizes Roger W. TilbrookAmerican Nuclear Society recognizes Roger W. Tilbrook
Argonne Nuclear Engineer Roger W. Tilbrook has been recognized for his decades of dedicated service to the American Nuclear Society...
:: Read full story -- (Jul. 13, 2011)
Jul 1, 2011 8:00 AM Developing National Long-Range Nuclear Energy Strategies (INPRO) workshop (Aug. 8-19, 2011)“Developing National Long-Range Nuclear Energy Strategies (INPRO)” workshop (Aug. 8-19, 2011)
On Aug. 8-19, 2011 Argonne National Laboratory is hosting the “Developing National Long-Range Nuclear Energy Strategies (INPRO)” workshop....
:: Read full story -- (Jul. 1, 2011)
Jun 9, 2011 8:00 AM Roger Johnston & Jon Warner interviewed by Medill Reports on RFIDsVulnerability Assessment Team discusses digital privacy with Medill Reports
Radio frequency identification tags (RFIDs) & your privacy: Roger Johnston and Jon Warner (VAT) share their views and experience on RFIDs in an interview with Medill Reports...
:: Read full story -- (Jun. 9, 2011)
Jun 7, 2011 8:00 AM Mark Peters to discuss with other experts about lessons learned from developing Fukushima incident“After Fukushima” - Nuclear energy and security experts discuss
On June 8, 2011, our Deputy Laboratory Director for Programs Mark Peters will participate in a Panel Discussion on the Prospects and Challenges for the Global Nuclear Future: “After Fukushima”...
:: Go to Event web site -- (Jun 7, 2011)
:: Audio/Video Recordings of Event -- American Academy of Art & Sciences
Apr 19, 2011 8:00 AM Hussein Khalil particpated in Nuclear Energy Panel Discussion at University of ChicagoNuclear Energy Panel Discussion at University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Alumni Association, in conjunction with Argonne National Laboratory and the Harris Energy Policy Institute is organizing a live discussion and simultaneous webcast that will explore the impact of nuclear energy, now and in the future...
:: Read full story -- (Apr. 19, 2011)
Mar 30, 2011 8:00 AM Thomas Fanning interviewed by NBC-5Peters and Fanning appear on NBC-5 report on Illinois nuclear power industry and spent fuel recycle research at Argonne
On March 25, 2011, Chicago NBC TV affiliate Channel 5 reported on a public forum conducted by Illinois U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk to discuss the state of the nuclear energy industry in Illinois...
:: Watch the video of the report -- (Mar. 30, 2011)
Mar 18, 2011 8:00 AM Hussein Khalil at Chicago Tonight Show experts roundtable on the situation in JapanHussein Khalil at Chicago Tonight Show experts roundtable on the situation in Japan
On March 17, 2011 Hussein Khalil, Director of Argonne’s Nuclear Engineering Division, participated in an experts round table about the ongoing events in Japan on the Chicago Tonight show on WTTW...
:: Watch the video of the show -- (Mar. 18, 2011)
Mar 14, 2011 8:00 AM Argonne hosting First Workshop on Nuclear Fuel Cycle SimulatorArgonne hosting First Workshop on Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulator
The 1st Workshop on Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulator in San Francisco, April 6-7, 2011, will be used to develop attributes of a next-generation nuclear fuel cycle simulation tool....
:: For more information and to register, visit Workshop on Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulator -- (Mar. 14, 2011)
Mar 3, 2011 8:00 AM MeV Summer School at ArgonneArgonne hosting Modeling, Experimentation and Validation (MeV) Summer School
Early-career nuclear engineers will get ready with advanced studies in integrated modeling, experimentation and validation to prepare them for some of the key challenges and demands facing the nuclear energy renaissance. The focus of this year will be “Reactor Physics Computations, Validation, and Integration in Multiphysics Codes”...
:: Read full story -- (Mar. 3, 2011)
Jan 7, 2011 8:00 AM Roger G. JohnstonSecurity is not what it seems
Roger Johnston appeared on NBC News to discuss how "foolproof" systems are easily breeched. He detailed the research of Argonne's Vulnerability Assessment Team in the areas of hacking card readers, voting machines and biometric readers...
:: Read full story at NBC Chicago web site -- (Jan. 7, 2011)
Dec 9, 2010 8:00 AM Dr. Mark Nutt "Nuclear Power - Contributing to U.S. Energy Needs in the 21st Century?"
Mark Nutt, section manager of the Engineering Assessments Section, recently talked about Waste Management Challenges, and Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle R&D...
:: Read full story -- (Dec. 9, 2010)
Nov 12, 2010 8:00 AM ANS President Joe ColvinANS President interviewed at the Argonne Booth during the Nuclear Technology Expo at the 2010 ANS Winter Meeting
On the opening day of the Nuclear Technology Expo during the 2010 ANS Winter Meeting, ANS President Joe Colvin recorded an interview at our booth for local NBC affiliate KSNV...
:: Read full story -- (Nov. 12, 2010)
Oct 28, 2010 8:00 AM Argonne, China sign agreement to develop Zero Power Test FacilityArgonne, China sign agreement to develop Zero Power Test Facility
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) have signed an agreement to develop a Zero Power Test Facility (ZPTF) at the CIAE that will be used in the ongoing Global Threat Reduction Initiative – Conversion Program, GTRI-Conversion...
:: Read full story -- (Oct. 28, 2010)
Oct 26, 2010 8:00 AM The Security Fallacy: Seven myths about physical securityThe Security Fallacy: Seven myths about physical security
Roger Johnston finds vulnerabilities in surprising places—including voting machines, GPS and even high-tech security devices that use iris or fingerprint scans...
:: Read full story-- Argonne News Release (Oct. 26, 2010)
Oct 21, 2010 8:00 AM Waste management implications of fuel cycle alternativesWaste management implications of fuel cycle alternatives
On October 12, 2010 Hussein Khalil participated in a Reactor and Fuel Cycle Technologies Subcommittee Meeting in Washington D.C...
:: Read full story-- (Oct. 21st, 2010)
Oct 18, 2010 8:00 AM Roger Johnston discusses voting machines vulnerabilitiesElectronic Voting
On Oct. 11, Roger Johnston, manager of our Vulnerability Assessments Team, discussed voting machines vulnerabilities at the Chicago Tonight Show broadcasted by WTTW...
:: Watch video on WTTW web site-- (Oct. 18, 2010)
Oct 1, 2010 8:00 AM Fast Reactor Curriculum WorkshopFast Reactor Curriculum Workshop
The Nuclear Engineering Division (NE) at Argonne recently hosted a Fast Reactor Curriculum Workshop for 32 members of faculty from 18 nuclear engineering programs around the country.  The Fast Reactor Curriculum Workshop was the first effort to engage a large number of nuclear engineering faculty simultaneously in a discussion on their curriculum needs for advanced reactor technology....
:: Read full story-- (Oct. 1st, 2010)
Oct 6, 2010 8:00 AM The Journal of Physical SecurityNEW ISSUE (Vol. 4, Issue 2): The Journal of Physical Security
A new issue of The Journal of Physical Security (JPS) hosted by Argonne National Laboratory is there! This is the first time that we have published two issues in the same year. This issue contains papers about securing houses of worship, estimating explosive blast damage, the differences between threats and vulnerabilities, and emerging new security paradigms.
:: Read new issue now
Sep 17, 2010 8:00 AM Mark Nutt gives keynote speech at Powell SymposiumMark Nutt gives keynote speech at Powell Symposium
Mark Nutt, group manager of the Waste Management System Analysis Group, delivered the keynote speech at the 2010 Powell Symposium on September 16th, 2010 in Page Arizona. His talk was titled “Nuclear Power - Contributing to U.S. Energy Needs in the 21st Century?” ...
:: Read full story -- EESA Media Center (Sep. 17, 2010)
:: Waste Management System Analysis Group
Jun 8, 2010 8:00 AM Blue Ribbon PresentationBlue Ribbon Presentation
Mark Peters, deputy laboratory director for programs, was part of a recent panel at the Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) on America’s Nuclear Future – Disposal Subcommittee.. The video and the full text of this testimony are now available online....
:: Read full story -- (Jun. 8, 2010)
Jun 8, 2010 8:00 AM Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy with Ice Slurry as Coolant in the Porcine ModelLaparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy with Ice Slurry as Coolant in the Porcine Model
Argonne National Laboratory has developed a prototype portable, fully automated medical slurry production and delivery system for use in the operating room which allows inducing targeted protective cooling of various organs and tissues during medical emergencies and planned surgeries.....
:: Read full story -- (Jun. 8, 2010)
Jun 14, 2010 8:00 AM American Nuclear Society to honor Hussein S. KhalilAmerican Nuclear Society to honor Hussein S. Khalil
DR. HUSSEIN S. KHALIL RECOGNIZED FOR DISTINGUISHED TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENTS BY THE AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY. Dr. Hussein S. Khalil, director of Argonne’s Nuclear Engineering Division, was selected as a fellow of the American Nuclear Society, the pre-eminent professional association for nuclear science and technology. The award recognizes Dr. Khalil’s contributions to reactor physics and dynamics, fast-reactor design and nuclear fuel-cycle analysis...
:: American Nuclear Society to honor leading Argonne scientist -- Argonne News Release (Jun. 14, 2010)
May 19, 2010 8:00 AM Testimony before Congress on Nuclear EnergyTestimony before Congress on Nuclear Energy
MARK PETERS' TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS ON NUCLEAR ENERGY On May 19, 2010 Mark Peters, Deputy Lab Director for Programs at Argonne National Laboratory, testified before Congress on advanced nuclear fuel cycle R&D and the DOE nuclear roadmap. The video and the full text of this testimony are now available online....
:: Watch Mark Peters' Testimony -- on YouTube
:: Charting the Course for American Nuclear Technology: Evaluating the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Research and Development Roadmap -- full text of testimony
[PDF, 377KB]
Apr 28, 2010 8:00 AM Roger johnston interviewed on Chicago Tonight TV showNews Analysis: Security Cameras
ROGER JOHNSTON DISCUSSES CHICAGO'S SECURITY CAMERA PROGRAM ON TV SHOW Roger Johnston, manager of NE’s Vulnerability Assessment Team, appeared on WTTW-Channel 11’s Chicago Tonight program April 28 to discuss Chicago’s plan to expand its security camera program...
:: News Analysis: Security Cameras -- Video from Chicago Tonight TV show, Apr. 28, 2010
Meet Roger at USENIX Security '10
Mar 25, 2010 8:00 AM Mark Peters speaks about the future of nuclear energy technology -- The Environment Report (Mar. 25, 2010)
Mar 14, 2010 8:00 AM Nuclear Power Going Green? - NE's Director Dr. Hussein S. Khalil interviewed on radio showNuclear Power going Green?
On Mar. 14, 2010 Argonne's Nuclear Engineering Division Director Dr. Hussein S. Khalil participated to the Green Sense radio show, to discuss about nuclear power as a green source of energy with the show's host Robert V. Colangelo...
:: Nuclear Power Going Green? -- Green Sense radio show (Mar. 14, 2010)
Jan 22, 2010 8:00 AM Using supercomputers to explore nuclear energyUsing supercomputers to explore nuclear energy
A team of nuclear engineers and computer scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are developing the neutron transport code UNIC, which enables researchers for the first time to obtain a highly detailed description of a nuclear reactor core. The code could prove crucial in the development of nuclear reactors that are safe, affordable and environmentally friendly....
:: Using supercomputers to explore nuclear energy -- Argonne  News Release (Jan. 22, 2010)
Sep 8, 2009 8:00 AM Putting the new in nuclearPutting the new in nuclear
Argonne works to design a more resourceful and cleaner type of nuclear reactor to improve the efficiency and safety of nuclear power. NE’s director Hussein Khalil and manager of Nuclear Systems Analysis Dept. Robert Hill interviewed by Argonne Now magazine...
:: Putting the new in nuclear -- Argonne  Now magazine (Fall 2009)
Jun 17, 2009 8:00 AM Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle R&DCongressional testimony on advanced nuclear fuel cycle R&D
Read the statement of Mark T. Peters before the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, June 17, 2009...
Read Testimony Text
Related Media Coverage: New Fuel Source: Nuclear Waste? --
Forbes Magazine (Jul. 22, 2009)
Jun 20, 2009 8:00 AM The Journal of Physical SecurityNEW ISSUE: The Journal of Physical Security
The first issue of The Journal of Physical Security (JPS) hosted by Argonne National Laboratory is there! This issue contains an eclectic mixture of topics. The first two papers are about the emerging issue of Open Sourcing for physical security. Open Sourcing has long been a common practice for software, but is relatively rare for security hardware. The remaining papers discuss a design basis threat approach to protecting a radiological source in a hospital, when and how to disclose physical security vulnerabilities, and a discussion about business confidentiality and protecting sensitive information.
Mar 24, 2009 8:00 AM Gohar, Roglans-Ribas honored for nonproliferation workGohar, Roglans-Ribas honored for nonproliferation work
Dr. Yousry Gohar, manager of NE's Applied Physics and Nuclear Data section and Dr. Jordi Roglans-Ribas, Manager of the Research & Test Reactor Conversion Dept., received Secretary of Energy Achievement Awards from Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman for their work on the Bratislava Security Initiative Team under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return (RRRFR) Program and the GTRI-Reactor Conversion Program.
Gohar, Roglans-Ribas honored for nonproliferation work
Dec 16, 2008 8:00 AM Technical Excellence Award for Dr. R.D. McKnightTechnical Excellence Award for Dr. R.D. McKnight
Dr. Richard D. McKnight, section manager of NE's Criticality Safety section was awarded a Technical Excellence Award from the Nuclear Criticality Safety Division of the American Nuclear Society for his outstanding contributions in the development and application of nuclear criticality safety (NCS) technology.
Richard D. McKnight wins Technical Excellence Award
Nov 25, 2008 8:00 AM "Nuclear Power: What Do You Think?"  listen to the podcastNuclear Power: What Do You Think?
MARK PETERS DISCUSSES NUCLEAR ENERGY ON CHICAGO PUBLIC RADIO WBEZ  On Nov. 25, 2008 Argonne's Deputy Associate Laboratory Director Mark Peters has been on Chicago Public Radio's Eight Forty-Eight show, to discuss nuclear power in Illinois with callers. Peters participated together with other nuclear energy experts in a panel discussion, moderated by the show's host Richard Steele.
Nuclear Power: What Do You Think? -- Podcast from WBEZ website ~ Duration: [00:33:15]
Nov 12, 2008 8:00 AM Argonne researchers have created a bio-compatible saline ice slurry that could save lives by preventing ischemic damage to organs during surgery or certain types of medical crises.Saving Lives with Medical Ice Slurry Coolants
An ice-slurry technology developed by NE scientists promises to give doctors more time to save the lives of emergency patients, as well as to protect the heart, brain, kidneys and spinal cord of patients during planned surgeries.
Read the full article at:
Medical Ice Slurry Coolants for Inducing Targeted-Organ/Tissue Protective Cooling, Ken Kasza et al. - in this website
Related Media Coverage: R&D magazine, medGadget, CARG blog, PhysOrg.com, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Discovery Channel, The University of Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Medill Reports Chicago
Sep 8, 2008 8:00 AM Dr. Sasan BakhtiariSasan Bakhtiari (NDE Section) to take part in annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium
NE scientist Sasan Bakhtiari is one of the 82 young engineers who have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 14th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. The two-and-a-half day event will bring together engineers aged 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines. The participants - from industry, academia, and government - were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from more than 230 applicants. Read full story at:
Sasan Bakhtiari (NDE Section) to take part in annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium - in this website
Aug 1, 2008 8:00 AM New bottle cap thwarts wine counterfeitersNew bottle cap thwarts wine counterfeiters
A new cap invented by Argonne's Vulnerability Assessment Team can detect fraudulent or tampered wine. By plugging the cap into a computer through a USB cable, a wine buyer or auctioneer can determine if the wine inside is genuine. New generations of the cap will contain a color sensor that detects a particular tiny section of a tie-dye pattern located under the cap. Read the full story at:
New bottle cap thwarts wine counterfeiters -  Argonne News Release (Aug. 1st, 2008)
Vulnerability Assessment Team - in this website
Jul 30, 2008 8:00 AM Allaying Structural-Alloy CorrosionAllaying Structural-Alloy Corrosion
The search for ways to conserve energy is leading scientists to explore unexpected but important avenues, such as technologies that make extensive use of alloys that are subject to corrosion, which can result in significant energy inefficiency. Argonne researchers using three U.S. Department of Energy facilities have developed a new alloy that could save over $1 billion per year in lost energy for the U.S. hydrogen industry alone. For more information:
Allaying Structural-Alloy Corrosion - Advanced Photon Source Highlights (07/30/08)
Argonne scientists discover networks of metal nanoparticles are culprits in alloy corrosion New alloy composition could cut costs for petrochemical industry - Argonne News Releases (08/04/08)
Corrosion and Mechanics of Materials - in this website
May 29, 2008 8:00 AM Heat flow around a seven-pin fuel rod assemblyBooting up a new nuclear age
When it was founded in 1946, Argonne was charged with developing the technology to enable peacetime uses of nuclear energy. Now, more than 60 years later, Argonne again stands at the forefront of nuclear research as it brings its new high-performance computing facilities to bear on reactor design, enabling safer, cheaper and more efficient generation of electricity. Learn how Argonne's newly acquired access to petascale-capable hardware, combined with three decades of accumulated scientific expertise, will revolutionize how scientists and engineers model nuclear reactors:
Booting up a new nuclear age - Feature article in "Argonne Now", a biannual magazine with news and features about Argonne National Laboratory
Reactor Physics and Fuel Cycle Analysis -  in this website
Jun 30, 2008 8:00 AM Medical Ice Slurry Coolants for Inducing Targeted-Organ/Tissue Protective CoolingMedical Ice Slurry Coolants for Inducing Targeted-Organ/Tissue Protective Cooling
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago’s (UC) Emergency Resuscitation Center (ERC) and the Urologic Surgery Section are developing a technology that could help in saving stroke and cardiac arrest victims and in performing various surgical procedures. The team has developed an ice slurry coolant - a saline-ice mixture that may be injected into a patient’s body for rapid cooling of vital organs and tissues.
Medical Ice Slurry Coolants for Inducing Targeted-Organ/Tissue Protective Cooling
Jun 3, 2008 8:00 AM DOE submits Yucca Mountain license application; Argonne contributes science, engineering supportDOE submits Yucca Mountain license application; Argonne contributes science, engineering support
The U.S. Department of Energy reached a milestone in its efforts to help enable the renaissance of nuclear energy in the United States June 3, when Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman announced that the department had submitted the formal license application for the federal nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Argonne played a role in developing the license application, and - along with nuclear power generators in Illinois - will benefit from the repository should the NRC approve the license.
Read full article - Argonne Media Center   [PDF, 16KB]
Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
Waste Form Performance Modeling
Apr 14, 2008 8:00 AM HIgh efficiency nuclear fuel too hot to handleNuclear super-fuel gets too hot to handle
New high-efficiency nuclear fuel meant to burn longer and stronger may prove unstable in an emergency and hard to dispose of, according  to NE's scientist Michael Billone and his team. They say that fuels with a burn-up above 45 GWd/tU cause previously unforeseen safety problems, and would break existing NRC safety rules unless changes are made to the way fuel is packed.
Irradiation Performance Section
Mar 7, 2008 8:00 AM Mark Peters participates in panel on expanding the use of nuclear energyArgonne scientist participates in panel on expanding the use of nuclear energy
Argonne scientist Mark Peters (ESE) participated in a panel discussion on the possibility of expanding the use of nuclear energy hosted by the Heritage Foundation. Topics included the safety of geologic storage, how recycling spent nuclear fuel could affect Yucca Mountain’s long-term viability and the politics of nuclear power. Peters laid out challenges with the waste management of nuclear materials, as well as different approaches to spent fuel management.
Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository (C-Span Video Library)
Dec 20, 2006 8:00 AM CNN reports on Passive millimeter-wave spectroscopy (PmmWS)CNN reports on Passive millimeter-wave spectroscopy (PmmWS)
CNN's "Situation Room" recently focused on Argonne technologies with anti-terrorism applications. Passive millimeter-wave spectroscopy is one of the technologies featured in the report.
The video clip is available on the CNN website:
Preventing the worst - National lab works to detect nuclear and radiological materials and respond to attack (CNN website)
About Passive millimeter-wave spectroscopy - NE Awards
Aug 31, 2007 8:00 AM Sami GopalsamiGopalsami interviewed on security technology
Sami Gopalsami (NE) was interviewed on WDCB radio about passive millimeter-wave spectroscopy, an award-winning invention that covertly detects chemical plumes at great distances and may help thwart future chemical or nuclear-based terrorist attacks.
Visit the STD Department Multimedia Gallery to listen to the interview.
2007 R&D 100 Awards: Passive millimeter-wave spectroscopy (PmmWS) NE Awards
New instrument covertly detects signals from illicit chemicals  - Argonne News Release (Aug. 31, 2007)
Aug 21, 2007 8:00 AM R&D 100 AwardsNE researchers win two R&D 100 Awards
NE researchers devised two of the world's top 100 scientific and technological innovations during 2006, as judged by R&D magazine... Read Full Story
2007 R&D 100 Awards: Ultra-High-Resolution Mammography System (UHRMS) - NE Awards
2007 R&D 100 Awards: Passive millimeter-wave spectroscopy (PmmWS) - NE Awards
Jan 12, 2007 8:00 AM William J. ShackWilliam J. Shack elected Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) has elected William J. Shack as Chairman.
The ACRS advises the Commission independently from the NRC staff on the safety and safeguards aspects of nuclear facilities and the adequacy of safety standards... Read Full Story
Nov 3, 2006 8:00 AM Macrophotograph comparing commercial nickel-based Alloy 600 (top) and Argonne's new alloy after 5,700 hours of exposure to the same metal-dusting environment at 593°CAward-winning alloys could reduce costs for chemical and petrochemical industries
Materials developed by scientists (NE's Ken Natesan and Zuotao Zeng) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory could provide large cost and energy savings to the chemical and petrochemical industries.
2006 R&D 100 Award: K Natesan and Z. Zeng
Argonne News Release (Nov. 3, 2006)
NE Awards List
Oct 20, 2006 8:00 AM Hussein KhalilNE's Hussein Khalil named co-director of the Center for Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles
NE's director Hussein Khalil has been named co-director of the Center for Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles (CANF).
The CANF, is an initiative centered at Argonne to bring together nuclear engineering faculty, scientists and students from Big 10 universities, The University of Chicago and Argonne to perform research into key nuclear fuel-cycle issues and technologies.
Argonne News Release (Oct. 20, 2006)
Message from NE's director
May 10, 2006 8:00 AM NE in the NewsNE's Claude Reed  in "Modern Marvels" program
Argonne's Laser Applications Lab and researcher Claude Reed (NE) appeared in the History Channel program "Modern Marvels: Drilling" (May 10, 2006).
"Modern Marvels" relates the ingenuity, invention and imagination behind everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
Laser Applications Lab
Feb 24, 2006 8:00 AM As part of the advanced fuel development program for RERTR, fuel samples are being tested in Department of Energy's Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National LaboratoryReduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors
Argonne National Laboratory provides overall technical integration for the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR) program (initiated in 1978), managed by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to convert research and test reactors across the globe to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel - a material that cannot be diverted for direct use in nuclear weapons. The program's primary objective is to develop the technology to minimize and, to the extent possible, eventually eliminate the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in civilian nuclear applications worldwide.
Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors Program
RERTR program reduces use of enriched uranium in research reactors worldwide - Argonne News Release (Feb. 24, 2006)
Aug 5, 2005 8:00 AM Non-destructive examination technologies
Argonne researchers have developed many non-destructive evaluation tools that enable engineers to detect flaws or damage before use in items such as pistons and valves for low-emission diesel engines and turbine blades and combustors for gas turbines. Flawed or damaged components can cause severe damage to engines if the components fail.
Sensors, Instrumentation, and Nondestructive Evaluation: Overview
Inspection technologies protect and enhance materials for power plants, Argonne News Release (Aug. 5, 2005)
Aug 5, 2005 8:00 AM Nondestructive evaluation technologies
In modern healthcare, doctors use imaging tools - such as X-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and ultrasound - to see beneath the patient's skin without making an incision. Researchers in NE are adapting these and other technologies to evaluate critical components of modern energy systems that push the limits to achieve maximum efficiency.
Sensors, Instrumentation, and Nondestructive Evaluation: Overview
Inspection technologies protect and enhance materials for power plants, Argonne News Release (Aug. 5, 2005)
Jul 8, 2005 8:00 AM NE researcher honored by UofC
Michael Billone (Irradiation Performance Section) received a 2005 Distinguished Performance Award from the University of Chicago. Billone was recognized for his many contributions in fusion and fission reactor development.
Irradiation Performance Section
Jul 8, 2005 8:00 AM Oxygen sensorNE researcher wins R&D100 Award
Researchers at Argonne (among them NE's Dileep Singh) in collaboration with Ohio State have developed a compact sensor to monitor combustion processes in coal-fire power plants, petrochemical plants, blast furnaces, glass processing equipment, and even inside internal combustion engines. The high-temperature potentiometer oxygen sensor can withstand the heat inside combustion chambers, allowing monitoring at the source in real time.
Sensors, Instrumentation, and Nondestructive Evaluation: Overview
Oxygen sensor wins R&D 100 Award, Argonne News Release (July 8, 2005)
NE Awards List
Feb 4, 2005 8:00 AM Export control helps prevent WMD proliferation
A reference booklet developed by the NPNS Program is helping customs inspectors around the world stop illicit trafficking of materials and equipment needed for weapons of mass destruction.
Nonproliferation and National Security Program, and
Export control helps prevent WMD proliferation - Argonne News Release (Feb. 4, 2005)
May 7, 2004 8:00 AM Argonne fast-reactor pioneer receives international prize
Retired Argonne National Laboratory engineer Leonard J. Koch will be awarded the Global Energy International Prize by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia this June. Koch, a leading world expert on fast reactor technology will be recognized for his role in development of Argonne 's Experimental Breeder Reactors I and II.
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Jan 9, 2004 8:00 AM Hwang wins ANS award for resonance theory
NE’s Richard Hwang has been honored by his selection as the 2004 Eugene P. Wigner Award winner. The award is the American Nuclear Society's highest honor for a reactor physicist. The award recognizes Hwang's work on neutron resonance theory, a body of theory that helps nuclear engineers build computer models to predict the complicated behavior of neutron-induced reactions inside a nuclear reactor.
NE Awards List
Feb 8, 2005 8:00 AM NASA honors NE's Ellingson
Bill Ellingson was honored in 2004 by NASA for his work on ceramic composite components. Ellingson and colleagues from the Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory were the recipients of NASA's Turning Goals Into Reality Award. The award celebrates the year's most significant accomplishments that add to the NASA legacy and honors recipients for their contributions to the advancement of aviation and space technology.
NASA honors NE's Ellingson
Aug 29, 2003 8:00 AM Space Shuttle Safety
NE is collaborating with NASA to develop a nondestructive analysis method for inspecting the leading edge thermal protection system on the space shuttle wings. This work is part of NASA’s effort to examine the cause of the Columbia accident.
Safety Related Applications: NASA
Sep 13, 2002 8:00 AM "Ice Slurry" Heart Treatment
A promising new approach to saving cardiac arrest victims - injecting them with an ice slurry - is being expanded under a new grant from the National Institutes of Health. In collaboration with the University of Chicago's Emergency Resuscitation Research Center, we will develop ways to use the high-fluidity ice particle mixture for rapid cooling of the blood to sustain the heart and brain cells after cardiac arrests.
Biomedical Applications
Jun 21, 2002 8:00 AM NUCLEAR DETECTOR -- This small wafer could become the key component in small, portable detectors for finding concealed nuclear weapons and materials.Tiny device can detect hidden nuclear weapons, materials
A small, portable detector for finding concealed nuclear weapons and materials has been developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. When fully developed, the device could assist international inspectors charged with preventing smuggling and unauthorized use of nuclear weapons and materials.
Sensors, Instrumentation, and Nondestructive Evaluation: Overview
Tiny device can detect hidden nuclear weapons, materials Argonne News Release (Jun. 21, 2002)
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