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The Future of Lasers
  1. The Future of Lasers

    A research profile of Prof. Gérard Mourou and other ECE scientists talks about the future of lasers, from transmuting nuclear waste to shooting space junk.

  2. Treating PFAS water contamination with cold plasma

    University of Michigan researchers are developing better plasma technology that can destroy PFAS compounds

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  3. Twisting magnetic fields for extreme plasma compression

    When magnetic walls are closing in, wily plasma slips out between magnetic field lines. A Michigan-led team pioneered a way to keep more plasma contained.

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  4. $5.2M for digital twins of nuclear reactors could bring down nuclear energy costs

    Virtual copies of nuclear reactors could enable smarter maintenance for current reactors and more automation for advanced reactors.

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  5. Catching nuclear smugglers: fast algorithm could enable cost-effective detectors at borders

    The algorithm can pick out weak signals from nuclear weapons materials, hidden in ordinary radiation sources like fertilizer.

  6. Plasma jet wands could rapidly decontaminate hospital rooms

    Room-temperature plasma beams could essentially dissolve away bacteria and viruses.

  7. Iran’s centrifuges and nuclear nonproliferation: A Q&A with Sara Pozzi

    Understanding nuclear enrichment and what it means for the “Iran nuclear deal.”

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  8. Using lasers to measure uranium enrichment

    Nuclear energy and nuclear nonproliferation would both benefit from a faster, easier way to measure what proportion of uranium atoms can split.

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  9. How a spray from the hardware store could improve nuclear fusion

    A coating of polyurethane keeps plasma problems in check during magnetic compression.

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  10. Nuclear nonproliferation: $25 million for new tech and developing the security workforce

    Many nuclear engineers who work in national security are headed for retirement. This initiative helps make sure we don’t drop the baton.

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