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February 7th, 2011

Reactors at room temperature?

Abstract:
It may be still in the realm of science fiction for many but a nanotechnology expert has claimed that green, clean, safe and cheap energy can be produced using a low energy nuclear reactor in room temperature.

"One does not need materials like uranium, plutonium or thorium or for that matter any kind of reactors," said Prof David Nagel, research professor, micro and nano technologies, George Washington University, USA. "There will not be any radiation or radioactive waste in this mode of power generation."

Prof Nagel was addressing students and faculty attending the tutorial school on "Science of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions" in IIT Madras on Saturday.

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