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5 Things You Should Know About Accident Tolerant Fuels
Accident tolerant fuels have the potential to improve performance and survive accident conditions a lot longer than today's nuclear fuel.
July 17, 2018
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5 Key Resilient Features of Small Modular Reactors
These 5 features of small modular reactors bring resilience to the electric grid.
July 3, 2018
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Nickel-based Alloy Being Studied for Molten Salt Reactors
Idaho National Laboratory is studying a nickel-based alloy for possible use in molten salt reactors.
June 27, 2018
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Like Father Like Son
Len and Mark Peters are the only father and son to be DOE national lab directors.
June 20, 2018
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New Accident Tolerant Fuel by Framatome Being Tested at Idaho National Laboratory
Framatome’s accident tolerant fuel was recently installed for testing at the Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National Laboratory.
June 15, 2018
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This Instrument Can Simulate a Year's Worth of Reactor Damage in Days
The IVEM-Tandem facility at Argonne National Laboratory lets researchers look at material changes caused by ion irradiation as it happens.
June 11, 2018
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3 Innovations Transforming the Nuclear Industry
Advanced reactors, additive manufacturing and advanced fuels are expected to transform the U.S. nuclear industry. Here's how.
June 5, 2018
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It’s Time for the World to Recognize Nuclear as a Clean Energy Source
New global effort will make sure nuclear has a seat at the table during discussions about innovation and future advanced clean energy systems.
May 21, 2018
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Nuclear Energy: It's Mother Approved
Heather Matteson and Kristin Zaitz are all about momsplaining nuclear energy to anyone who will listen.
May 10, 2018
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Fission and Fusion: What is the Difference?
Infographic: Learn the difference between fission and fusion - two physical processes that produce massive amounts of energy from atoms.
May 7, 2018
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Press Releases

U.S. Department of Energy Provides Nearly $20 Million for Domestic Advanced Nuclear Technology Projects
New projects support various aspects of existing and advanced reactor development.
July 10, 2018
Department of Energy Invests $64 Million in Advanced Nuclear Technology
Office of Nuclear Energy selects 89 projects in funding for research, facility access, and crosscutting technology and infrastructure development.
June 18, 2018
Department of Energy Invests $64 Million in Advanced Nuclear Technology
Awards announced for advanced nuclear energy technologies to national labs, industry and U.S. universities in 29 states.
June 18, 2018
New Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee Members Announced
The U.S. Department of Energy appoints new members to the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee.
June 4, 2018
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