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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
The reality of radiation
Rep. Brandon Williams
Rep. Byron Donalds
For many Americans, the word “radiation” is often associated with fear of the unknown, yet the medical and scientific reality is that radiation is ever present in nature and is beneficial to human life. The truth behind radiation historically has been distorted and stigmatized—even the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recognizes that “radiation is naturally present in our environment, as it has been since before the birth of this planet.”
To embrace a responsible, low-carbon energy future, the American public should be aware of the beneficial applications of radiation instead of fearing it due to unsubstantiated hysteria generated by opponents of responsible nuclear energy.
Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE)
Wednesday, June 15, 2022|8:00–9:45AM PDT|Huntington A
Walter Guttenfelder (PPPL)
Paul W. Humrickhouse (ORNL)
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W7-X and the Stellarator Path to Fusion
Thomas S. Pedersen (Max Planck Inst. for Plasma Physics)
Final Design of the Material Plasma Exposure eXperiment
Juergen Rapp (ORNL), Arnold Lumsdaine (ORNL), Adam M. Aaron (ORNL), Theodore M. Biewer (ORNL), Tim Bigelow (ORNL), Boyd Ted (ORNL), John Caughman (ORNL), Douglas Curry (ORNL), Robert C. Duckworth (ORNL), Richard Goulding (ORNL), Michael Kaufman (ORNL), Cornwall Lau (ORNL)
From 25 Years of Fusion at Z Onward to the Next Generation of Pulsed Power
Daniel B. Sinars (Sandia)
Design of the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) Tritium Fuel Cycle
Mohamad Abdallah (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)), Iryna Bennett (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA))
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