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Title: Extreme Environments of Next-Generation Energy Systems and Materials: Can They Peacefully Co-Exist? (452nd Brookhaven Lecture)

"What happens to conventional metals near the ocean?" you might ask the workers who are repairing the water tower at Jones Beach. They will tell you that both the tower's steel framework and copper romore »of show extensive corrosion from the salty air. To power future generations of cars, homes, utility plants, and even particle accelerators, unprecedented levels of efficiency will be needed. Such efficiency will require new unconventional alloys and composite materials that can also withstand high temperatures, intense radiation fluxes, high stresses, and other extreme conditions in highly corrosive environments that accelerate the aging and weakening of materials, as salty air weakens steel and copper. During the lecture, Simos will discuss the demands of next-generation energy systems and focus on the extreme conditions that materials used in these systems will perform under. He will also explain Brookhaven Lab's role in past, ongoing, and future experiments aimed to analyze and address materials' abilities to endure these conditions.« less
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Title: Extreme Environments of Next-Generation Energy Systems and Materials: Can They Peacefully Co-Exist? (452nd Brookhaven Lecture)
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Publication Date: 2009-06-17
OSTI Identifier: 1004906
DOE Contract Number: AC02-98CH10886
Other Number(s): TRN: US1104086
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Brookhaven Lecture Series: 1960 - Present, Upton, NY (United States), 17 Jun 2009
Research Org: Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE ; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; ACCELERATORS ; AGING ; AIR ; ALLOYS ; AUTOMOBILES ; BNL ; COMPOSITE MATERIALS ; COPPER ; CORROSION ; EFFICIENCY ; ENERGY SYSTEMS ; RADIATIONS ; ROOFS ; STEELS ; STRESSES ; WATER
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:07:08
System Entry Date: 2018-01-12