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Aerospace Nuclear Science & Technology
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.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
The reality of radiation
Rep. Brandon Williams
Rep. Byron Donalds
For many Americans, the word “radiation” is often associated with fear of the unknown, yet the medical and scientific reality is that radiation is ever present in nature and is beneficial to human life. The truth behind radiation historically has been distorted and stigmatized—even the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recognizes that “radiation is naturally present in our environment, as it has been since before the birth of this planet.”
To embrace a responsible, low-carbon energy future, the American public should be aware of the beneficial applications of radiation instead of fearing it due to unsubstantiated hysteria generated by opponents of responsible nuclear energy.
Technical Session|Sponsored by NNPD
Wednesday, November 16, 2022|3:15–5:00PM MST|Bougainvillea
C. E. (Gene) Carpenter, Jr.
James W. Behrens
Three summaries will be presented in this Technology and Policy Advancements in Nuclear Nonproliferation session and then the Fusion session will follow immediately. Three additional summaries will be presented in the Fusion session.
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A Method for Semi-Automated Point Cloud to Watertight Mesh Conversion for Rapid MCNP Input File Generation of Indoor Scenes
Christopher Greulich (ORNL), Mathew Swinney (ORNL), Daniel E. Archer (ORNL), Mark S. Bandstra (LBNL), Marco Salathe (LBNL), Brian J. Quiter (LBNL)
Optimization of a Dynamic Single Bubbler in Immiscible Fluids for Nuclear Safeguards Applications
Ammon N. Williams (INL), Tae-Sic Yoo (INL), Anthony Bessler (INL)
Comparative Effects of Radiation Sterilization Modality on Medical PVC Tubing
Leonard S. Fifield (PNNL), Donghui Li (PNNL)
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