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November 16–19, 2020
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Nuclear Science Week: the ANS local and student sections events
Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is a celebration designed to focus local, regional, national, and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. National events marking the 11th annual NSW took place October 19–23 in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme was “Think Clean. Think Solutions. Think Nuclear.”
Several ANS local and student sections from around the world organized their own events to celebrate NSW, as follows:
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by NCSD
Wednesday, June 10, 2020|11:00AM–1:10PM (12:00–2:10PM EDT)
Katherin L. Goluoglu
Joseph A. Christensen
Paul LaTour (American Nuclear Society)
This session addresses the growing field of medical isotope production and the implications for criticality safety. The field involves a number of emerging techniques and technologies which produce criticality safety challenges, INCLUDING handling high-assay low-enriched uranium in known or new chemical compositions. These challenges create opportunities for advancements in criticality safety techniques and demonstrate a continuing need for nuclear data. This panel is designed to highlight challenges, advancements, and current or future needs in the field of criticality safety for medical isotope production facilities.
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