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2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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The DRUM program: Cataloging America’s abandoned uranium mines
Based on a review of U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) records and available data from numerous agencies, there are an estimated 4,225 mines across the country that provided uranium ore to the U.S. government for defense-related purposes between 1947 and 1970. To aid in the cleanup of these legacy uranium mines and establish a record of their locations and current conditions, the Defense-Related Uranium Mines (DRUM) program was established within the Department of Energy’s Office of Legacy Management (LM).
Technical Session|Sponsored by Fusion Energy & Plasmas
Saturday, April 16, 2022|9:45–11:15AM CDT|Excellence Room
Sponsored by ANS Fusion Energy Division
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Design and Analysis of an Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Power Plant
Julian Kinney (Univ. Michigan), Benjamin Thompson (Univ. Michigan), Yifan Gui (Univ. Michigan), Elijah J. Wilson (Univ. Michigan)
Optimization of Simplified Affordable, Robust, Compact Reactor Designs Through Coupled Multiphysics Modeling
Jack W. Fletcher (Missouri Univ. Science and Technology), Vittorio Badalassi (ORNL), Jin Whan Bae (ORNL), Arpan Sircar (ORNL)
Timed Resolved Ion Energy Distribution Functions During a HiPIMS Discharge
Kira Martin (Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Zachary J. Jeckell (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for Plasma and Material Interaction), David Barlaz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for Plasma and Material Interaction), Wolfgang Huber (Starfire Industries), David N. Ruzic (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for Plasma and Material Interaction)
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