New material safely and efficiently deals with nuclear waste gases

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    In a rare discovery, an international team of researchers has found a new material called metal organic framework (SBMOF-1) that can capture certain gases in radioactive waste from nuclear plants more safely and cheaply than current methods.
    The study published today in Nature Communications used computer modelling to screen a large material database of thousands of candidates to find a material that can separate xenon and krypton. These volatile radionuclides usually escape in the gasses emitted as byproducts of the chemical process.

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