Plutonium’s Magnetism Confirmed in New Study

Physicists at the DoE’s Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories have made the first direct measurements of a unique characteristic of plutonium’s fluctuating magnetism. Plutonium was first produced in 1940 and its unstable nucleus allows it to undergo fission, making it useful for nuclear fuels as well as for nuclear weapons. Much less known, [...] —> Read More