The U.S. Department of Energy has created ultra-pure materials that are free of radioactive contaminants to aid in finally unraveling the mysterious nature and origin of all matter in the universe.

Free of radioactive contaminants, these materials would allow scientists to detect ultra-rare physics events that would be impossible to investigate with even the cleanest materials currently available and could even aid the development of ultra-fast quantum computers and the search for extraterrestrial life.

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