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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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The spirit of international cooperation
This September, I was fortunate to be in Vienna as a delegate to the 67th International Atomic Energy Agency’s General Conference. I will admit, it was strange at first to be in another country while listening to the U.S. Departments of State, Energy, and Commerce all discuss the positive aspects of nuclear and its international influence, but it was a great experience, especially hearing firsthand the enthusiasm of the secretary of energy.
Delegations from Ghana and the Philippines provided an excellent perspective from countries new to nuclear and embracing it. The Philippines’ representative spoke of the many islands that currently depend on diesel generators to provide power, and the need to replace them. A microreactor would be able to replace the generators and provide clean energy for decades. He also talked about how his country had to ship raw metal ore to China for smelting, and how a larger nuclear plant provides the power to smelt their own ore, improving their market. The Ghanian delegation spoke of their interest in nuclear power and small modular reactor technology and how they believe SMRs will provide their industries with safe, reliable power.
Monday, October 4, 2021|1:20–3:00PM EDT
Tara Pandya (ORNL)
Dmitriy Y. Anistratov (NC State Univ.)
Aaron Tamashiro (Oregon State Univ.)
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The Limited Linear Source Approximation of the Method of Characteristics for Mitigating Negative Sources
Sooyoung Choi (Univ. of Michigan), Brendan Kochunas (Univ. of Michigan)
The Legendre Polynomial Axial Expansion Method
Nicholas F. Herring (Univ. of Michigan), Benjamin S. Collins (ORNL), Thomas J. Downar (Univ. of Michigan)
Linear Source Approximation of Angle Dependent Axial Source for Three-Dimensional Neutron Transport
Jiwon Choe (Ulsan Nat'l Institute of Science and Technology), Deokjung Lee (Ulsan Nat'l Institute of Science and Technology)
Spatial Adaptive Mesh Refinement Applied to the Slice Balance Approach
Michael W. Hackemack (Naval Nuclear Laboratory)
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