Mammogram tech may be applied to nuclear fuels

06/3/2013 | Idaho State Journal (Pocatello)

The type of 2D and 3D tomography used in mammograms may soon be used to cut costs in the examination of nuclear fuel. The Idaho National Laboratory currently examines fuel by slicing small pieces from rods, a practice that scientists hope tomography may be able to replace for a preliminary look. "We'll be able to see defects in fuel cladding more clearly," said Dan Wachs, INL nuclear fuels engineer.

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