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Decommissioning & Environmental Sciences
The mission of the Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences (DES) Division is to promote the development and use of those skills and technologies associated with the use of nuclear energy and the optimal management and stewardship of the environment, sustainable development, decommissioning, remediation, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear-related installations, and sites. The target audience for this effort is the membership of the Division, the Society, and the public at large.
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|1:00–2:45PM EST |Georgetown West
Young Soo Park
Mitch W. Pryor
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HADRON: Hazard Aware Digitalization and Robotics in Nuclear and Other Domains
István Szőke (Institute for Energy Technology), Réka Szőke (Institute for Energy Technology), Tom-Robert Bryntesen (Institute for Energy Technology), Lucas Stephane (Institute for Energy Technology)
ROS Messages for Nuclear Sensing
Andrew West (Univ. of Manchester), Alex Smith (Bristol Robotics Laboratory)
Mixed-Reality Digital Twin Platform for Enhanced Remote Operation Based on Robot Operating System (ROS)
Young Soo Park (ANL), Jonathan Bayert (ANL), Sungmoon Joo (KAERI), JongHwan Lee (KAERI)
Self-Exploration and Mapping for Indoor Robotic Applications
Adrian Abeyta (Univ. of Texas at Austin), Mitch Pryor (Univ. of Texas at Austin), Sheldon Landsberger (Univ. of Texas at Austin)
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