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Nuclear Installations Safety
Devoted specifically to the safety of nuclear installations and the health and safety of the public, this division seeks a better understanding of the role of safety in the design, construction and operation of nuclear installation facilities. The division also promotes engineering and scientific technology advancement associated with the safety of such facilities.
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.
Decommissioning Environmental Science and Remote Technology 2021
Friday, December 3, 2021|8:00–9:45AM EST |Georgetown West
Leonel E. Lagos
Brian O'Neil (LANL)
Young Soo Park
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Multi-Agent-Based Wall-Climbing Robot System for Safety Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant
Young-woon Song (Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology), Jungill Kang (Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology), Taesik Kim (Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology), Son-Cheol Yu (Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology)
Development of an In-Water Light-Duty Robot for Use in the Decommissioning of the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants
Shinji Kawatsuma (National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College), Shigekazu Suzuki (National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College)
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MATLAB-Based 3D Virtual Manipulator Simulator for Remote Dismantling of Nuclear Reactor
Hamza Khan (Pusan National Univ.), Jin Won Lee (Pusan National Univ.), Min Cheol Lee (Pusan National Univ.), Seokyoung Ahn (Pusan National Univ.), Suh Jeong (Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials), Dae-Won Cho (Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials)
Preliminary Study on Point Cloud-Based Object Pose Estimation in Robotic Nuclear Decommissioning Applications
Sungmoon Joo (KAERI), Hogeon Seo (KAERI)
A Cooperative Unmanned Disaster Responding System at KAERI
Dongseok Ryu (KAERI), Youngsoo Choi (KAERI)
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