Chemical and Engineering News Friday, December 11, 2020

Perfect perovskite crystals detect gamma rays

Radiation detectors based on large high-quality CsPbBr3 crystals provide high performance at low cost

Science Friday, December 11, 2020

U.S. physicists rally around ambitious plan to build fusion power plant

Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences and Associate Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Carolyn Kuranz discusses a 10-year plan that includes the entire U.S. fusion community.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

New Semiconductor Detector Shows Promise For Medical Diagnostics And Homeland Security

Security officials are tasked with preventing criminals from smuggling dangerous materials into a country, and detecting nuclear substances has been difficult and costly. Now Northwestern University researchers have developed new devices based on a low-cost material to aid in the detection and identification of radioactive isotopes.

Science News Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Giant lasers help re-create supernovas’ explosive, mysterious physics

“The iron in our blood comes from supernovae,” says plasma physicist Carolyn Kuranz of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, who also studies supernovas in the laboratory. “We’re literally created from stars.”

Scientific American Wednesday, October 7, 2020

‘Supernova slice’ simulates blasts of dying stars

Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Carolyn Kuranz explains how a “supernova pizza” model can help us get a better understanding of how dying stars explode.

Planet Detroit Thursday, June 25, 2020

DTE Gas announces plan to go ‘net zero’ by 2050; activists skeptical

Todd Allen, the Glenn F and Gladys H Knoll Department Chair of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, is quoted in Planet Detroit.

The Hill Thursday, May 28, 2020

An affordable zero-emissions grid needs new nuclear

In an op-ed, Todd Allen, the Glenn F and Gladys H Knoll Department Chair of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, explains nuclear energy’s role in the 21st century.

The Hill Thursday, May 28, 2020

An affordable zero-emissions grid needs new nuclear

Cheap electricity from nuclear energy can provide flexibility that complements wind and solar power, making it easier to afford a zero-emissions grid.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Going Nuclear on Climate Change? Foreign Affairs Asks the Experts

We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces regarding climate change. To complement these articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take.

Michigan Daily Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Competition held to examine new markets and uses for nuclear fuel