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The division's objectives are to promote the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the fundamental physical phenomena characterizing nuclear reactors and other nuclear systems. The division encourages research and disseminates information through meetings and publications. Areas of technical interest include nuclear data, particle interactions and transport, reactor and nuclear systems analysis, methods, design, validation and operating experience and standards. The Wigner Award heads the awards program.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Nuclear energy: enabling production of food, fiber, hydrocarbon biofuels, and negative carbon emissions
In the 1960s, Alvin Weinberg at Oak Ridge National Laboratory initiated a series of studies on nuclear agro-industrial complexes1 to address the needs of the world’s growing population. Agriculture was a central component of these studies, as it must be. Much of the emphasis was on desalination of seawater to provide fresh water for irrigation of crops. Remarkable advances have lowered the cost of desalination to make that option viable in countries like Israel. Later studies2 asked the question, are there sufficient minerals (potassium, phosphorous, copper, nickel, etc.) to enable a prosperous global society assuming sufficient nuclear energy? The answer was a qualified “yes,” with the caveat that mineral resources will limit some technological options. These studies were defined by the characteristic of looking across agricultural and industrial sectors to address multiple challenges using nuclear energy.
Technical Session|Sponsored by MSTD
Monday, June 14, 2021|3:15–5:00PM EDT
Kallie E. Metzger
Kenneth J. Geelhood
Janet Davis (ANS)
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Utility of EBR-II Benchmark Model to Enable MOX Fuel Pin Characterization
John D. Bess (INL), Chad L. Pope (Idaho State Univ.), Andrew S. Chipman (INL), Colby B. Jensen (INL)
Current Status of HFIR Irradiation Testing Supporting the Transformational Challenge Reactor
A.G. Le Coq (ORNL), K.D. Linton (ORNL), T. S. Byun (ORNL), X. Hu (ORNL), A.M. Schrell (ORNL), K. A. Terrani (ORNL)
Steam Oxidation Performance of Uranium Mononitride during Thermal Ramp and Isothermal Conditions
Elizabeth S. Sooby (Univ. of Texas at San Antonio), Brian A. Brigham (Univ. of Texas at San Antonio), Geronimo Robles (Univ. of Texas at San Antonio), Zachary Acosta (Univ. of Texas at San Antonio), Joshua T. White (Univ. of Texas at San Antonio)
Development of an Innovative Sample Preparation Technique for Select Layers and Layer Interfaces of TRISO Particles
Tanner Mauseth (Idaho State Univ.), Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar (Idaho State Univ.), Daniel LaBrier (Idaho State Univ.), Scott McBeath (Idaho State Univ.), Isabella van Rooyen (INL)
Performance of FeCrAl Accident Tolerant Fuel Cladding under Reactivity Insertion Accident Condition Testing
B. Garrison (ORNL), M. Gussev (ORNL), K. Linton (ORNL)
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