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Dec 15, 2021

Former UCLA Chancellor Began Academic Career at NC State

As the Wolfpack prepares to face UCLA in the Holiday Bowl, it's unlikely most Bruins fans know how much the California university owes to NC State. 

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Aug 5, 2020

Seed-funding Grows Agricultural Advancements

GRIP4PSI, a seed-funding program for the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative, invests in a better future for growers and consumers alike. 

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May 11, 2020

Study Suggests a Polymer Composite Could Serve as Lighter, Non-Toxic Radiation Shielding

Polymer may be a light, strong, non-toxic alternative to traditional radiation shields. 

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May 4, 2020

Study Highlights Gallium Oxide’s Promise for Next Generation Radiation Detectors

Single-crystal gallium oxide makes a faster, tougher x-ray sensor. 

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Mar 26, 2020

Bricks Can Act as ‘Cameras’ for Characterizing Past Presence of Radioactive Materials

Time-traveling, 3D brick camera can ID past presence of nuclear material. 

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Feb 12, 2020

Researchers Develop Smaller, Lighter Radiation Shielding

Researchers have developed a new technique for shielding electronics in military and space exploration technology from ionizing radiation. 

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Oct 9, 2019

To Build a Better Semiconductor, First Identify Its Defects

By identifying its defects, researchers move us closer to new gallium oxide technologies. 

Radiation assessment equipment with brick samples.

Jul 9, 2019

Using Building Materials to Monitor For High Enriched Uranium

A new paper details how small samples of ubiquitous building materials, such as tile or brick, can be used to test whether a facility has ever stored high enriched uranium, which can be used to create nuclear weapons. 

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Jan 9, 2019

New Technique Offers Rapid Assessment of Radiation Exposure

A new technique that allows authorities to assess radiation exposure in about an hour using an insulator material found in most modern electronics. 

Mar 1, 2018

Common Bricks Can Be Used to Detect Past Presence of Uranium, Plutonium

Researchers have demonstrated a technique that can determine whether common bricks have ever been near a radiological source. 

Feb 7, 2018

New Approach Can Help Authorities Respond More Quickly to Airborne Radiological Threats

New technique uses existing technologies to detect potential airborne radiological materials in hours instead of days. 

Nov 10, 2017

Risks and Rewards in the Nuclear Age

To keep nuclear energy safe and reliable, NC State researchers have to find solutions to technological challenges and national security threats. 

Jul 3, 2017

New Technique ‘Sees’ Radioactive Material Even After It’s Gone

A new technique allows researchers to characterize nuclear material that was in a location even after the nuclear material has been removed. 

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Jun 15, 2017

Saving America’s Nuclear Industry

NC State is helping the nuclear energy industry remain a significant part of America's long-term energy portfolio. 

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Apr 13, 2017

Data Detectives

NC State leads the Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities, a national effort to stop the illegal proliferation of nuclear weapons.