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Organized to promote the advancement of knowledge in the use of nuclear science and technologies in the aerospace application. Specialized nuclear-based technologies and applications are needed to advance the state-of-the-art in aerospace design, engineering and operations to explore planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond, plus enhance the safety of air travel, especially high speed air travel. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to the creation of nuclear-based power and propulsion systems, multifunctional materials to protect humans and electronic components from atmospheric, space, and nuclear power system radiation, human factor strategies for the safety and reliable operation of nuclear power and propulsion plants by non-specialized personnel and more.
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|10:00–11:45AM EST |Jefferson
Valeriia Starovoitova (IAEA)
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On the Cyclotron-Based Production of Technetium-99m Isotope: Codes Benchmark for the Production Yield, Feasibility in a Commercial Accelerator, and Autonomous Target Design
Luis Fernando Salas-Tapia (Harbin Engineering Univ.), Tian Zhang (Harbin Engineering Univ.), Zhou Yang (CGN Isotope Co.), Zhigang Li (Heilongjiang Institute of Atomic Energy), Zhixin Liu (Heilongjiang Institute of Atomic Energy), Yi Wang (Heilongjiang Institute of Atomic Energy)
Compact High gradient C-band Accelerators for Medical Accelerators
Mitchell E. Schneider (Michigan State University), Sergey V. Baryshev (Michigan State University), Valery Dolgashev (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), Ryan Fleming (LANL), Dmitry Gorelov (LANL), Emily Jevarjian (LANL), John W. Lewellen (LANL), Emillio Nanni (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), Sami G. Tantawi (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), Evgenya I. Simakov (LANL)
Pattern Beam Production from Diamond Field Emitter Arrays (DFEAs) For Targeted Radiotherapy
Mitchell E. Schneider (Michigan State University), Heather Andrews (LANL), Sergey V. Baryshev (Michigan State University), Emily Jevarjian (LANL), Dongsung Kim (LANL), Kimberley Nichols (LANL), Taha Posos (Michigan State University), Michael Pettes (LANL), John Power (ANL), Jiahang Shao (ANL), Evgenya I. Simakov (LANL)
Photonuclear Production of Carrier-Free 99mTc via (γ, p) Reaction on 100Ru
A. Tsechanski (Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev), D. Fedorchenko (Ziv Medical Center), V. Starovoitova (IAEA)
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