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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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A review of workforce trends in the nuclear community
The nuclear community is undergoing a moment of unprecedented interest and growth not seen in decades. The passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act are providing a multitude of new funding opportunities for the nuclear community, and not just the current fleet. A mix of technologies and reactor types are being evaluated and deployed, with Vogtle Units 3 and 4 coming on line later this year, the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Projects of X-energy and TerraPower, and NuScale’s work with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems to build a first-of-a-kind small modular reactor, making this is an exciting time to join the nuclear workforce.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by NNPD
Thursday, December 2, 2021|10:00–11:45AM EST |Columbia 3
Shikha Prasad (TAMU)
John Mattingly (NCSU)
Antineutrino detection could be a tool to remotely monitor a nuclear reactor's power, burnup, fuel composition, and used nuclear fuel repository. However, it is challenging to build portable detectors based on existing inverse-beta-decay interaction. Coherent-elastic-neutrino-nucleus-scattering (CEvNS) has recently emerged as the next generation, potential candidate for antineutrino measurements with kilogram-scale detectors. Nonetheless, there are several questions that need to be answered in the context of nuclear nonproliferation and reactor monitoring which will be discussed in this panel discussion:
i) how low in antineutrino energy can one detect;
ii) can an improvement in energy resolution be realized;
iii) how can sensitivity to background radiation be treated;
iv) what level of confidence can CEvNS provide in measuring power and burnup;
v) how easily can they be deployed, and how much will they cost?
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