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2023 ANS Winter Conference and Expo
November 12–15, 2023
Washington, D.C.|Washington Hilton
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Standard on fixed neutron absorbers in nuclear facilities outside reactors just issued (ANS-8.21)
ANSI/ANS-8.21-2023, Use of Fixed Neutron Absorbers in Nuclear Facilities Outside Reactors, has just been issued by the American Nuclear Society Standards Committee. The standard was approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on June 20, 2023, as a revision and consolidation of ANS-8.21-1995 (R2019) (withdrawn) (same title) and ANS-8.5-1996 (R2022) (withdrawn), Use of Borosilicate-Glass Raschig Rings as a Neutron Absorber in Solutions of Fissile Material. ANSI/ANS-8.21-2023 provides guidance for the use of neutron absorbers, including Raschig rings, as an integral part of nuclear facilities equipment, fissile material, or fuel components outside reactors, where such absorbers are credited to provide criticality safety control.
Nunzio J. Palladino
University of Maryland (First Place)Iowa State University (Second Place)Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Third Place)
Mohamed A. Abdou
Richland Washington (Best Overall)Oak Ridge (Public Information)Virginia (Public Information)Missouri/Kansas (Public Information and Educational Activities)Savannah River (Educational Activities and Awards)
Mark L. Kantrowitz
Russell L. Heath
Glenn T. Seaborg
Allison M. Platt and team of R. BonniaudN. Jacquet-FrancillonA. JouanF. Laude and C. Sombret
GraduateUniversity of TennesseeMartin Stutzke, Michael Bentley, Amir Mobasheran, Guy Regan, Meraj Rehimi, Der-Jhy ShiehUndergraduateUniversity of TennesseeKaren M. English Yokoyama, Joe C. Mayes, III, Cesar Rapposelli, N. Douglas WoodyHonorable Mention - UndergraduateUniversity of California-Santa BarbaraJeffrey Fint, Russell Wheller
MFTF-B Magnet Team; led by J. Bulmer, C. Henning and T. Kozman
Hans K. Fauske
John W. Simpson