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Operations & Power
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.
2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
November 16–19, 2020
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Brouillette: Nuclear should be part of California’s energy problem solution
In an op-ed published on September 25 in the Orange County Register, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette decryed the state of California’s handling of its energy crisis.
Brouillette criticized state leaders for championing a 100 percent renewable energy plan that ignores nuclear and natural gas. He also found fault with the plan to prematurely close the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
Technical Session|Sponsored by ANSTD
Thursday, November 19, 2020|1:30–3:15PM (2:30–4:15PM EST)
The session will be available to join at 1:00PM (2:00PM EST).
Paolo F. Venneri
Jeffrey C. King
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Surveillance Using Cube Satellite Platforms for Nuclear Security: Phenomena, Signatures, and Feasible Architectures
Mario Mendoza (Texas A&M University), Pavel V. Tsvetkov (Texas A&M University)
Magnetically Shielded RCIEC-Helicon Hybrid Space Propulsion System
Rohan Puri (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign), George H. Miley (University of Illinois), Qiheng Cai (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Erik P. Ziehm (University of Illinois), Raul Patino (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign), Najam Raad (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)
Concept Designs and Considerations for Advanced Nuclear Thermal Propulsion
Mark Patterson (Southern Research Institute), Michael Johns (Southern Research), Jimmy Allen (Dynetics Inc.,), Michael G. Houts (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center), Florent Heidet (Argonne National Laboratory), Nick V. Smith (Idaho National Laboratory)
ANTIMATTER-BASED PROPULSION FOR EXOPLANET EXPLORATION
Gerald P. Jackson (Beam Alpha, Inc.)
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