News tagged with plutonium

Plutonium at 150 years

Planning the future needs of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile as well as the nuclear weapons complex depends in part on maintaining confidence in the long-term stability of the pit, or core, of plutonium-239 ...

Dec 17, 2012
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Someday, a way to 'see' nuclear, chemical threats

Ordinarily, the small square of plastic and glass has a reddish color. But when Drexel University graduate student Sameet Shriyan flicks a switch, applying a bit of electricity, suddenly the red fades and the material becomes ...

Apr 01, 2010
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