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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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DOE-NE opens HALEU Consortium with focus on information exchange
The Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy announced December 7 that its new HALEU Consortium is open for membership. And not just from U.S. enrichers, fuel fabricators, and others working in the front-end fuel cycle, but from “any U.S. entity, association, and government organization involved in the nuclear fuel cycle,” and—at the DOE’s discretion—“organizations whose facilities are in ally or partner nations.” The HALEU Consortium will essentially serve as an information clearinghouse to meet DOE-NE’s ongoing needs for firm supply and demand data as it supports the development of a commercial domestic high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) infrastructure to fuel advanced reactors. The consortium is open for business almost one full year after the DOE first requested public input on its structure.
Technical Session|Sponsored by Fusion Energy Division
Wednesday, November 16, 2022|3:15–5:00PM MST|Bougainvillea
Pierre-Clément A. Simon
Paul P. Wilson
Paul W. Humrickhouse
This Fusion session will be preceded by the Technology and Policy Advancements in Nuclear Nonproliferation session, in which three summaries will be presented. Please see below for times for the Fusion presentations.
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Optimization of Simplified Affordable, Robust, Compact Reactor Designs with FERMI
Jack Fletcher (MIT), Jin Whan Bae (ORNL), Arpan Sircar (ORNL), Katarzyna Borowiec (ORNL), Vittorio Badalassi (ORNL)
Evaluation of Variance Reduction Techniques for Deep Penetrations in Fusion Neutronics Simulations
Andrea A. Saltos (Commonwealth Fusion Systems), Ethan Peterson (MIT), Dominic Napolitano (Commonwealth Fusion Systems), Ryanne Kennedy (MPR Assoc.), Andrew Hodgdon (Commonwealth Fusion Systems)
Multiphysics Code Coupling for Fusion Blankets
Arpan Sircar (ORNL), Katarzyna Borowiec (ORNL), Jin Whan Bae (ORNL), Jerome Solberg (LLNL), Vittorio Badalassi (ORNL)
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