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March 1, 2015
A simulation demonstrates the volume fraction of a bubble phase in the region downstream of a 3×3 rod bundle after a short burst of bubbles has been introduced into the flow field upstream. In a reactor, a large number of entrained bubbles reduce the heat transfer to the coolant, resulting in a lower efficiency in power production. Excessive bubble production through subcooled boiling can result in undesirable local hotspots and the accumulation of excess corrosion and contaminants.

A simulation demonstrates the volume fraction of a bubble phase in the region downstream of a 3×3 rod bundle after a short burst of bubbles has been introduced into the flow field upstream. In a reactor, a large number of entrained bubbles reduce the heat transfer to the coolant, resulting in a lower efficiency in power production. Excessive bubble production through subcooled boiling can result in undesirable local hotspots and the accumulation of excess corrosion and contaminants.

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Los Alamos boosts light-water reactor research with advanced modeling and simulation technology

As part of the consortium CASL will now be deployed to industry and academia under a new inter-institutional agreement for intellectual property.

Los Alamos scientists join prestigious ranks of APS fellows

Cristian Batista, Malcolm Boshier, Dana Dattelbaum, Stephen Doorn, Michelle Espy, George Rodriguez, Avadh Saxena, Sergei Tretiak and Lin Yin are the new honorees.

A different Big Bang theory: Los Alamos unveils explosives detection expertise

A team of scientists is now rolling out a collaborative project to defeat explosives threats through enhanced detection technologies.

Mysteries of ‘molecular machines’ revealed

Scientists are making it easier for pharmaceutical companies and researchers to see the detailed inner workings of molecular machines.

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Los Alamos Discovers Super Efficient Solar Using Perovskite Crystals


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