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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.
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
Thursday, December 2, 2021|10:00–11:45AM EST |Lincoln East
Philip L. Cole (Lamar Univ.)
Charlie A. Cooper
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High Power Superconducting Electron Linear Accelerators for Industrial Applications
Jayakar Thangaraj (Fermi Nat'l Accelerator Laboratory)
Material Effects in Polymer Medical Products from E-beam and X-ray Sterilization
Min Huang (TAMU), Md K. Hasan (TAMU), Matt Pharr (TAMU), Suresh D. Pillai (TAMU), David Staack (TAMU)
Functionality and Mechanical Testing of BD and Stryker Products Irradiated with Cobalt-60, E-beam, and X-Ray
Leo S. Fifield (PNNL), Matt Pharr (TAMU), David Staack (TAMU), Tucker Bisel (PNNL), James A. McCoy (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Rod Parker (Stryker Instruments), Suresh D. Pillai (TAMU), Larry Nichols (Steri-Tek), Mark K. Murphy (PNNL)
Excellence Center For Radiation Processing An Irradiation Platform for International Collaborative Research
Florent Kuntz (Aerial), Nicolas Ludwig (Aerial), Abbas Nasreddine (Aerial), Alain Strasser (Aerial)
REX, an Emerging Facilty Within the Italian ASIF Program
Monia Vadrucci (ENEA), Alessia Cemmi (FSN-FISS-SNI), Ilaria D. Sarcina (FSN-FISS-SNI), Fabio Panza (FSN-FISS-SNI)
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