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2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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Deep Isolation to license its waste disposal technology to Amentum
Deep Isolation announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with engineering services company Amentum to further the commercialization of Deep Isolation’s nuclear waste storage and disposal technology around the world. The initial targets for joint work include locations in Europe and the Pacific that represent a combined market for geologic disposal of spent fuel and high-level waste worth more than $30 billion, the company said.
Technical Session|Sponsored by NCSD|Cosponsored by NNPD
Wednesday, November 18, 2020|1:40–3:20PM (2:40–4:20PM EST)
William Myers (LANL)
John D. Bess
Jesson D. Hutchinson
Mich Leana (American Nuclear Society)
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Sensitivity Studies, Gap Analysis, and Benchmark Experiment Optimization for Reactor Physics and Criticality Safety Applications
Jesson D. Hutchinson (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Robert C. Little (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Nicholas W. Thompson (Los Alamos National Lab), Travis A. Smith (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Michael E. Rising (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Isaac J. Michaud (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Noah A. Kleedtke (University of Michigan), Travis J. Grove (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Jennifer L. Alwin (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Gaussian Process Optimization of Sensitivity-Based Similarity Metrics between New Nuclear Applications and New/Existing Benchmarks
Jesson D. Hutchinson (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Isaac J. Michaud (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Michael E. Rising (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Travis J. Grove (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Brian C. Kiedrowski (University of Michigan), Noah A. Kleedtke (University of Michigan)
Subcriticality Estimation using Unscented Kalman Filter for Reactivity- and Source-Transients
Cheol Ho Pyeon (Kyoto University, Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science), Masao Yamanaka (Kyoto University, Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science), Akio Yamamoto (Nagoya University), Tomohiro Endo (Nagoya University)
Effect of Nuclear Data Covariances on Integral Experiment Design with Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis
David P. Heinrichs (LLNL), Alyssa Kersting (WRPS), Catherine M. Percher (LLNL), Daniel J. Siefman (LLNL)
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