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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.
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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“Nuclear popcorn” study gives insights into strong nuclear force
A study published recently in the American Physical Society journal Physical Review C reveals new findings about the strong nuclear force, the mysterious fundamental force that holds together the protons and neutrons of the atomic nucleus. Experiments conducted at Argonne National Laboratory have shown how the round, heavy nuclei of the nickel-64 isotope (containing 28 protons and 36 neutrons, making it the heaviest stable Ni isotope) changed into one of two shapes—either like a doorknob or a football—depending on the amount of energy exerted on it. A summary of the research on the Phys.org website compares the nuclei shape change to popcorn kernels changing shape when heated in a microwave.
14th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators
Friday, December 3, 2021|1:00–2:45PM EST |Lincoln East
Philip L. Cole (Lamar Univ.)
Jean-Christophe C. Sublet
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The making of multi-physics charge particle nuclear data libraries: TENDL-2021
Jean-Christophe C. Sublet (IAEA), Arjan Koning (IAEA), Dimitri Rochman (IAEA)
229Pa and 230Pa Cross Section Measurements for Deuterons Incident Upon Thorium
Naser Burahmah (Univ. of Tenn., Knoxville), Justin Griswold (ORNL), Lawrence H. Heilbronn (Univ. of Tenn., Knoxville), Lee A. Bernstein (Univ. California, Berkeley), Andrew S. Voyles (Univ. California, Berkeley), Jonathan Morrell (Univ. California, Berkeley), Mike Zach (ORNL), Roy Copping (ORNL)
Advances in Nuclear Data and Software Development for the HighNESS Project
K. Ramic (European Spallation Source), J.I. Marquez Damian (European Spallation Source), D.D. Di Julio (European Spallation Source), T. Kittelmann (European Spallation Source), D. Campi (Univ. Milano-Bicocca), M. Bernasconi (Univ. Milano-Bicocca), A. Gosh (Univ. Milano-Bicocca), G. Gorini (Univ. Milano-Bicocca), N. Rizzi (Technical Univ. Denmark), E. Klinkby (Technical Univ. Denmark), V. Santoro (European Spallation Source)
Development and Fielding of a Spectrometer for High Flux CW/Pulsed Neutron Beam Characterization
Christopher A. Brand (LLNL), Darren Bleuel (LLNL), Lee A. Bernstein (Univ. California, Berkeley), Brian Rusnak (LLNL), Roark Marsh (LLNL), Bethany Goldblum (Nuclear Science and Security Consortium), Thibault A. Laplace (Univ. California, Berkeley), Josh Brown (Univ. California, Berkeley), Jon Batchelder (Univ. California, Berkeley), James Bevins (Air Force Institute of Technology), Joseph M. Gorden (Univ. California, Berkeley)
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