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Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
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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Fusion Science and Technology
Fusion energy radwaste management considerations
The question of what to do with the radioactive waste has been raised frequently for both fission and fusion. In the 1970s, fusion adopted the land-based disposal option, primarily based on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to regulate all radioactive wastes as only a disposal issue, following the fission guidelines. In the early 2000s, members of the Advanced Research Innovation and Evaluation Study (ARIES) national team became increasingly aware of the high amount of mildly radioactive materials that 1-GWe fusion power plants will generate, compared with the current line of fission reactors. The main concern is that such a sizable inventory of mostly tritiated radioactive materials would tend to rapidly fill U.S. repositories—a serious issue that was overlooked in early fusion studies1 that could influence the public acceptability of fusion energy and will certainly become more significant in the immediate future if left unaddressed, as fusion moves toward commercialization.
Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE)
Thursday, June 16, 2022|10:15AM–12:00PM PDT|Huntington A
Paul W. Humrickhouse
Robert C. Duckworth
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Measuring the Quench Dynamics and Propagation of the VIPER High Temperature Superconducting Cable
Erica Salazar (Commonwealth Fusion Systems), Zachary Hartwig (MIT), Philip Michael (Plasma Science and Fusion Center)
Ultra-High Field Superconductors for Compact Fusion Magnets
Venkat Selvamanickam (Univ. Houston)
Development of High-Temperature Superconducting CORC® Cables and Demountable Joints for Fusion Magnets
Danko van d. Laan (Advanced Conductor Technologies), Jeremy Weiss (Advanced Conductor Technologies), Kyle Radcilff (Advanced Conductor Technologies), Tim Mulder (CERN), Alexey Dudarev (CERN), Herman t. Kate (Univ. Twente), Xiaorong Wang (Berkeley Lab), Yuhu Zhai (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory), Steve Allen (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority), Frank Schoofs (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority), Jack Greenwood (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority), Julian Holt (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority), U.P. Trociewitz (Applied Superconductivity Center), D. Abraimov (Applied Superconductivity Center), D.S. Davis (Applied Superconductivity Center), L.D. Cooley (Applied Superconductivity Center), D.C. Larbalestier (Applied Superconductivity Center)
Doppler Backscattering: A Powerful Plasma Turbulence and Flow Diagnostic
Lothar Schmitz (Univ. California, Los Angeles)
Diagnostic Focus on C-2W Results
Thomas Roche (TAE Technologies)
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