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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 popcorn” study gives insights into strong nuclear force
A study published recently in the American Physical Society journal Physical Review C reveals new findings about the strong nuclear force, the mysterious fundamental force that holds together the protons and neutrons of the atomic nucleus. Experiments conducted at Argonne National Laboratory have shown how the round, heavy nuclei of the nickel-64 isotope (containing 28 protons and 36 neutrons, making it the heaviest stable Ni isotope) changed into one of two shapes—either like a doorknob or a football—depending on the amount of energy exerted on it. A summary of the research on the Phys.org website compares the nuclei shape change to popcorn kernels changing shape when heated in a microwave.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022|10:15AM–12:00PM PDT|Pacific A
Scott Hsu (DOE Lead Fusion Coordinator and ARPA-E Program Director)
A White House Fusion Summit earlier this year signaled U.S. ambition to develop a bold decadal plan to dramatically accelerate fusion RD&D in partnership with the private sector. This panel will bring together a broad set of stakeholders and leaders who will share their vision about how to accelerate fusion RD&D and the technical and commercialization barriers needing to be overcome.
Scott HsuDOE Lead Fusion Coordinator and ARPA-E Program Director
Kathryn A. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryAssociate Laboratory Director for Fusion and Fission Energy and Science
Kyoto Fusioneering, Co-founder and Chief Fusioneer and Professor at Kyoto University
Co-Founder and President, Energy for the Common Good
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