Friday, June 13, 2014

Video: Neutron imaging lets researchers look inside irradiated nuclear fuel

This video gives an overview of recent energy-dispersive neutron imaging by the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center using fuel materials irradiated at the Idaho National Laboratory's Advanced Test Reactor. 

By analyzing the neutrons that penetrate an object, the technique gives researchers a way to see inside dense shielding materials and fuel cladding. The images also show isotope distribution. (Watch Here)

Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells

Quantum dot LSC devices under ultraviolet illumination, LANL photo.          

A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers and scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca.

“The key accomplishment is the demonstration of large-area luminescent solar concentrators that use a new generation of specially engineered quantum dots,” said lead researcher Victor Klimov of the Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics (CASP) at Los Alamos. (Full Story)

Local inventor’s cancer-detection device up and running at national treatment center

Ed Flynn, inventor of a technology to detect tiny Tumors, ABQ Biz First photo.

Albuquerque’s Senior Scientific announced this week that its MRX II cancer detection device is now up and running in its first major installation at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

The MRX II, invented by Ed Flynn, who is a former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist, could be a big step forward in early detection, the company said. The device can “see” the super tiny particles as they bind to certain cells. Because it works on such a tiny scale, the device can spot the tiniest tumors before they become dangerous, the company said. (Full Story)

Taos High grad awarded leadership award from Los Alamos employees

Issa Wilson at the kickoff ceremony.  LANL photo.

A poised and polished Issa Wilson wowed scientists at Los Alamos J. Robert Oppenheimer Study Center when he spoke at the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund kickoff reception.

A native TaoseƱo who has divided his time between Lama, Pilar and Ranchos de Taos, Wilson told the group, “I always thought of Los Alamos as an ominous competitor until I received this award and could look past the brainpower I experienced in debate and the raw strength of its swim team. Now I appreciate the heart of Los Alamos.” (Full Story)

Vigil Enterprises nabs regional SBA award

Vigil Enterprises has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as Region VI Subcontractor of the Year. Los Alamos National Laboratory nominated Vigil Enterprises for the award.

For a company to land the SBA award, it must stand out in categories such as competitive pricing, quality, delivery and customer satisfaction. Government entities comprise the majority of the firm’s clients. (Full Story)

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