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Radiation Protection & Shielding
The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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Nuclear Science and Engineering
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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 OPD
Wednesday, November 16, 2022|1:00–2:45PM MST|Sonoran 1
Timothy M. Crook
T.J. Morton (INL)
William N. Mann
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Investigations of Advanced Measurement Methods for High-Temperature Heat-Pipe Experiments
Sunming Qin (INL), Piyush Sabharwall (INL), Philippe Bardet (George Washington Univ.)
Development of Non-Nuclear Microreactor Experimental Capability
Terry Morton (INL), Jeremy Hartvigsen (INL), Piyush Sabharwall (INL)
Incorporation of Historical Information into the Advanced Reactor Design Process: A Case Study on the Development of a Molten Salt Sampling System
Megan Harkema (Vanderbilt Univ.), Steven Krahn (Vanderbilt Univ.), Paul Marotta (Vanderbilt Univ.), Andrew Sowder (EPRI)
Overview and Review of the Plugging Problem in Molten Salt Reactors
Terry Price (Univ. Texas, Austin), Kevin T. Clarno (Univ. Texas, Austin), Ondrej Chvala (Univ. Texas, Austin)
Progress of Nuclear Design and Analysis of the Fast Modular Reactor
Darrin Leer (General Atomics), Matthew Virgen (General Atomics), Steve Ruther (General Atomics), Jonathan Lowe (General Atomics), Oscar Gutierrez (General Atomics), John Bolin (General Atomics), Hangbok Choi (General Atomics)
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