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A chemical compound with the potential to create an electronic shield could have the potential of shielding nuclear reactors, researchers say

Posted October 08, 2018 09:51:47 It could be possible to produce a chemical compound that could shield a nuclear reactor, according to a team of researchers from the University of Washington.

The compound, called ionic silicate, has been proposed as an ideal chemical for shield material, because it is a semiconductor material, making it less prone to degradation than conventional semiconductors.

Ionic silicates have the ability to emit a strong electric field, which allows the material to be used as a shield for electronic devices.

However, the compound has yet to be demonstrated to work as a shielding material for nuclear reactors.

The researchers of the new study say they have now found a way to produce an ionic oxide layer with such a strong electrical field that it can be used to shield nuclear reactors without having to remove any material.

They report their results in the online edition of the journal Nature Materials.

“In principle, we believe this material is very good at producing shielding materials because it has the ability of having very high electrical conductivity and high energy absorption,” said study co-author J.C. Fuchs, a postdoctoral researcher in the UW chemistry department.

“But we also found a reason to be skeptical.

“The material they found was a silicate that is an electrically insulating liquid. “

When the researchers added an ionized solution of an acid to the liquid, they found that the acid reacted with the silicate to form an ion that had high electric conductivity, which allowed the material’s electronic properties to be improved. “

The material they found was a silicate that is an electrically insulating liquid.

When the researchers added an ionized solution of an acid to the liquid, they found that the acid reacted with the silicate to form an ion that had high electric conductivity, which allowed the material’s electronic properties to be improved.

The scientists then added another acid to a liquid containing an electron, which created an ion with higher energy absorption.

“There were some problems with the way that we used it. “

It was really surprising how well this material worked, because there was a lot of uncertainty about the structure of the chemical,” said Fuchs.

“There were some problems with the way that we used it.

For example, it’s not stable.

It’s not really water-soluble, so you have to store it for a long time.

A prototype of the compound that the team tested, called d-arsenite, has shown promising electrical conductivities, but the team still needs to improve its electrical conductive properties. “

We still have to figure out what properties it has and how it works.”

A prototype of the compound that the team tested, called d-arsenite, has shown promising electrical conductivities, but the team still needs to improve its electrical conductive properties.

Ionizing radiation could be an alternative method to create a shield, but it requires more research.

The chemical has already been used as an electrode in lasers and other materials, but these materials are not designed to withstand very high levels of ionizing radiation.

Ionization-resistant materials would have to be developed and then applied to a wide range of electronic devices, which could be challenging given the challenges involved in producing the material.

“For a material that we have shown to be very good in producing shielding material, it is really exciting to see a promising alternative to that material,” said co-lead author Matthew Tuck, an assistant professor in the chemistry department and the UW Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

“Our goal is to get it on the market and then start applying it to other materials to make them much more efficient.

It will be interesting to see how that unfolds.”

The research was funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

A press release on the study’s website includes additional information on the potential for the ionic layer to be incorporated into electronic devices using this technique.

“Electronic devices with ionic shielding are very difficult to make, because they require a lot more electronics than conventional materials,” Fuchs said.

“However, we think this material has a lot to offer for electronic shielding because of its unique properties.”