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Aerospace Nuclear Science & Technology
Organized to promote the advancement of knowledge in the use of nuclear science and technologies in the aerospace application. Specialized nuclear-based technologies and applications are needed to advance the state-of-the-art in aerospace design, engineering and operations to explore planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond, plus enhance the safety of air travel, especially high speed air travel. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to the creation of nuclear-based power and propulsion systems, multifunctional materials to protect humans and electronic components from atmospheric, space, and nuclear power system radiation, human factor strategies for the safety and reliable operation of nuclear power and propulsion plants by non-specialized personnel and more.
Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Survey reveals support for, but misconceptions about, nuclear energy
Fifty-two percent of Americans either “strongly” or “somewhat” support nuclear energy as part of the United States’ energy mix, with the strongest support among Republicans (59 percent) and self-described independents (53 percent). Support among Democrats is 48 percent. Those are some of the results from the sixth annual American Climate Perspectives Survey conducted by ecoAmerica.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by FCWMD
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|12:00–1:45PM EDT
Benjamin B. Cipiti (Sandia National Laboratories)
Christina Leggett (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Mich Leana (ANS)
The advent of advanced and small reactor designs has led to the need for new, non-traditional fuels such as accident-tolerant fuel, fuel salts, and TRISO fuels, many of which will use HALEU. As such, new fuel cycle needs have arisen for fabricating, storing, and transporting these fuels. For example, molten salt reactors may require a centralized salt processing facility. Moreover, since used HALEU fuel still contains valuable HALEU, it may prove economical to recycle HALEU fuel. This panel session explores front- and back-end fuel cycle needs to enable successful deployment of small and advanced reactors.
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