.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Los Alamos team working on 'virtual' reactor

-A A +A
By The Staff

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A team of Los Alamos National Laboratory materials scientists and computer modeling experts are part of a U.S. Department of Energy project to create a so-called "virtual" reactor that officials believe could lead to a new generation of safer, longer-lasting and less-expensive nuclear reactors.

The Los Alamos team will provide technical leadership and expertise in materials science and computer codes to help realistic simulations of reactor core and structural materials.

Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman recently announced that a team headed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory will receive up to $122 million over five years to establish and operate a new Nuclear Energy Modeling and Simulation Energy Innovation Hub.

The hub includes partners from other labs, universities and industry.