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Robotics & Remote Systems
The Mission of the Robotics and Remote Systems Division is to promote the development and application of immersive simulation, robotics, and remote systems for hazardous environments for the purpose of reducing hazardous exposure to individuals, reducing environmental hazards and reducing the cost of performing work.
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 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)
Tuesday, June 14, 2022|3:15–5:40PM PDT|Huntington B/C
Arnie Lumsdaine (ORNL)
Paul W. Humrickhouse (ORNL)
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Material Plasma Exposure eXperiment (MPEX) High Heat-Flux Microwave Absorbers Design, Manufacture, and Articles Test
Muhammad A. Hussain (ORNL), Vivek Rao (ORNL), Nathan Branch (ORNL), Travis Gray (ORNL), Adam Kubik (ORNL), Adam M. Aaron (ORNL), Kirby Logan (ORNL), Stephen Stewart (ORNL), Arnold Lumsdaine (ORNL), Guy S. Showers (Penn State), Ryan L. Romesberg (Penn State), Douglas E. Wolfe (Penn State)
Performance Comparison of Helium and sCO2 as Coolants for Modular Finger-Type Divertors
Michael L. Lanahan (Georgia Tech), Said I. Abdel-Khalik (Georgia Tech), Minami Yoda (Georgia Tech)
Qualification and Commissioning of Helium Flow Loop Experiment for Blanket Design Measurements
Cody S. Wiggins (ORNL), Dennis L. Youchison (ORNL), Fayaz Rasheed (ORNL), Charles E. Kessel (ORNL), Monica Gehrig (Missouri Univ. Science and Technology), Michael Harper (ORNL), Adam J. Carroll (ORNL), Dean McGinnis (ORNL), Michael Morrow (ORNL), Chase Joslin (ORNL)
Thermohydraulic Design Analysis of the Target Assembly for the Material Plasma Exposure eXperiment Facility
Adrian S. Sabau (ORNL), Aftab Hussain (ORNL), Adam M. Aaron (ORNL), Federico Gallo (ORNL)
Ball Milling -- A Low-Cost, High-Throughput Analog for Tritium-Aging of Hydrides?
George K. Larsen (SRNL)
Influence of Microstructure on the Absorption of Tritium into Gold-Plated 316 Stainless Steel
Matthew Sharpe (Univ. Rochester), W. T. Shmayda (Univ. Rochester)
Direct Investigation of Hydrogen Isotope Permeation in Group V Metals & Alloys
Kacie A. Breeding (Univ. Tennessee, Knoxville), Steven J. Zinkle (Univ. Tennessee, Knoxville)
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