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Nuclear Criticality Safety
NCSD provides communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications. In these ways, the division furthers the exchange of technical information on nuclear criticality safety with the ultimate goal of promoting the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors.
2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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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.
November 30–December 4, 2021
NOTE: Dates and facility have changed.
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
The 2021 ANS Winter Meeting promises to be one of the year’s most exciting and informative educational and networking events for attendees from every facet of nuclear science and technology. In addition, the Technology Expo will give attendees a glimpse into the applications of new technology through three days of exhibits and special events. The Expo will also give attendees many opportunities to network with each other and establish new professional relationships while having food and fun in a friendly and informal setting.
This meeting also features two Embedded topical meetings:
The 2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo is the premier North American nuclear science and technology conference. If you’re interested in expanding your knowledge, sharing ideas, and networking in one of the world’s most exciting entertainment destinations, don’t miss this opportunity. Please join us at the 2021 ANS Winter Meeting.
Please submit summaries describing work that is NEW, SIGNIFICANT, and RELEVANT to the nuclear industry. Authors are REQUIRED to use the ANS Template and Guidelines for TRANSACTIONS Summary Preparation provided on the ANS Web site, ans.org/pubs/transactions.