INL Researchers Find Silver in Nuclear Particles

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0  Updated at 10:29 am, June 13th, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Scientists at the Idaho National Laboratory have stumbled on a potentially groundbreaking discovery. Researchers taking a closer look at tiny nuclear particles found trace amounts of silver. They say silver is normally created when atoms are split, but if silver can be kept inside these particles, it will allow for hotter and more efficient ways to create power. Authorities have known for decades that silver was inside the particles, but have never been able to pinpoint it until now.