ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
Mathematics & Computation
Division members promote the advancement of mathematical and computational methods for solving problems arising in all disciplines encompassed by the Society. They place particular emphasis on numerical techniques for efficient computer applications to aid in the dissemination, integration, and proper use of computer codes, including preparation of computational benchmark and development of standards for computing practices, and to encourage the development on new computer codes and broaden their use.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
Nominations for national awards open for 2023 ANS Annual Meeting
Nominations for the 2023 Annual Meeting awards are now being accepted, through the deadline of March 1. Hash Hashemian, chair of the ANS Honors and Awards Committee, urged members in a letter posted online to nominate their peers: “Your nomination of highly qualified individuals is the key step in recognizing their contributions and ensuring that the ANS Honors and Awards Program is aware of their achievements.” The recipients of the national awards, listed below, will be honored at the 2023 ANS Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. Honorees will be notified of their selection by May.
12th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2021)
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|4:30–6:15PM EDT
M. N. Ericson
Janet Davis (ANS)
Present day electronics technologies for sensing, signal processing, and communications in nuclear power plants are not well suited for high radiation and high temperature placement, such as near the reactor core. As a result, sensing and communication technologies involving electronics are generally implemented remotely, utilize lengthy wired connections, depend on high-cost maintenance or replacement plans, or are omitted altogether.
Most present-day commercial radiation hardened electronics offerings are largely directed towards low earth orbit (satellite) applications. Consequently, these designs seldom exceed a few hundred krad total ionizing dose (TID) as they are primarily designed to exhibit resistance to single-event effects (SEEs), making them unsuitable for near-core reactor application. New technologies are needed to advance this field and improve the process of reactor sensing and control.
This panel will provide an opportunity to further identify and address the important issues associated with electronics placement near the reactor core. Points of discussion will include general identification of the sensing requirements for reactor environments including justifications for placement in particularly harsh zones, reviewing radiation effects on electronic devices, identification and assessment of the state-of-the-art in rad-hard and high temperature electronics and present limitations, and methods forward for improving electronics suitability for near-core application. Additionally, availability and dissemination of data for commercial and emerging sensors, electronics, and systems will be discussed.
The realization of higher radiation and temperature resistant electronics will enable more prolific use of sensing, processing, control, and communication technologies in near- or in-core locations resulting in improved safety, efficiency and cost for in-service reactors and future advanced reactor designs.
To access the session recording, you must be logged in and registered for the meeting.
Register NowLog In
To access session resources, you must be logged in and registered for the meeting.
To join the conversation, you must be logged in and registered for the meeting.