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Story tips from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory April 2010
Date:3/30/2010

NEUTRONS - A powerful pulse . . .

A new pulsed magnet technique developed for Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Spallation Neutron Source shatters previous field strength limits for pulsed neutron scattering experiments. Japan's Tohoku University worked with SNS researchers to develop the new technique, which uses a 30-Tesla pulsed magnet to subject a material sample to extremely high magnetic fields.

Neutron scattering analysis at these high and varied magnetic fields, combined with the intensity of the SNS's neutron beams, provides unprecedented opportunities to gather data on changes in magnetic phases and information on the underlying forces behind magnetism and its properties. Funding: Office of Science Basic Energy Sciences and Japan. [Contact: Bill Cabage, (865) 574-4399, cabagewh@ornl.gov]

BIOMEDICAL - Meeting of minds . . .

Science, medicine and engineering will come together in a neuro kind of way as about 150 professionals convene at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for its annual Biomedical Science and Engineering Conference May 25-26. This years theme focuses on biomedical research and analysis in neuroscience. Among the areas to be discussed is measurement science, which involves imaging tools, detectors, image processing, integration, diagnostic and detection devices, and surgical and optical tools. Conference organizers say a key objective is to determine where there are knowledge gaps and then identify tools needed to detect and treat brain injuries and diseases. More information is available at https://www.ornl.gov/bsec_conferences/2010. [Contact: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov]

NUCLEAR - Power plant possibilities . . .

Up to four times as much land is available to site small nuclear power plants as compared to large plants, accor
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Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

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