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Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake

Yarn-like material collects largest amount of uranium to date

June 2018

For the first time, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Supercritical Technologies have created five grams of yellowcake — a powdered form of uranium used to produce fuel for nuclear power production — using acrylic fibers to extract it from seawater.

NPSI Uses Show-and-Tell Video for Particle Study Method

Scanning Electron Microscopy method for in-situ imaging of boehmite particles explained in video that accompanies journal article

February 2018

Sometimes the best way to convey a process is to show it. That's the approach a Nuclear Process Science Initiative research team pursued to share the novel technique they created to study boehmite particles.

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