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New radiation-resistant material makes it safer and cheaper to recycle spent nuclear fuel

As TechXplore reports, scientists have developed a radiation-resistant material that makes it safer and cheaper to capture radioactive gases that are generated during the recycling of spent nuclear fuel and the operation of some advanced reactors. Current technologies are expensive, and this new material makes it more efficient to capture noble gasses like xenon and krypton, which are byproducts of nuclear fission.

“Efficient capture of noble gases drastically cuts down on the size of the equipment needed and the overall volume that has to be stored until the radioactivity decays.”

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