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2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
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The power to save the world … from asteroids
A research collaboration between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) has investigated how the neutron energy generated by the detonation of a nuclear device could affect the path and speed of an asteroid on a collision course with Earth by melting and vaporizing a portion of the asteroid. The research, which compared the deflection caused by two different neutron energies—14.1 MeV and 1 MeV, representing fusion and fission neutrons, respectively—is described in an article published by LLNL on April 8.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by RPD|Cosponsored by THD
Monday, November 16, 2020|12:00–2:10PM (1:00–3:10PM EST)
Florent Heidet (ANL)
Pavel V. Tsvetkov
Jay Bogardus (American Nuclear Society)
This panel will provide an update on the status of the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) project. The VTR is a sodium-cooled fast test reactor being developed with support from the DOE-NE and could become critical as early as 2026. It will provide accelerated irradiation testing capabilities to the entire advanced reactor community through allowing flexible testing under a multitude of environments. During this panel, multiple stakeholders will share their perspectives on the project, including views from the DOE, NRC, GEH, and national laboratories. This panel will also offer an opportunity for attendees to ask their questions.
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