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Argonne’s nuclear research leads to biomedical breakthrough

At first glance, nuclear waste and metal hip implants seem completely unrelated. But the answers to why medical implants fail and what we can do about it may come from an unlikely source — the nuclear fuel cycle. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have discovered that the same factors link the corrosion of nuclear waste forms — the packages scientists build to secure waste for millions of years — to corrosive conditions within the body that may cause implant failure. 

Published
Jun 5, 2019

On the road to efficiency

The following article is part of an ongoing series on Argonne National Laboratory’s efforts to use the predictive power of machine learning to advance discoveries in a broad range of scientific disciplines. This series will highlight the wide-ranging use of machine learning techniques across the lab, focusing on specific domains that are using this computational method to accelerate research.

Published
Jun 3, 2019