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The objectives of MSTD are: promote the advancement of materials science in Nuclear Science Technology; support the multidisciplines which constitute it; encourage research by providing a forum for the presentation, exchange, and documentation of relevant information; promote the interaction and communication among its members; and recognize and reward its members for significant contributions to the field of materials science in nuclear technology.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
Monday, November 13, 2023|12:00–1:00PM EST
Raymond J. Juzaitis, author of the latest ANS book Redemption of Prometheus: Creating a Sustainable Nuclear Enterprise for the 21st Century, will be at the ANS booth for a book signing from 12 to 1 pm on Monday, November 13. Juzaitis’ book is a comprehensive narrative of the development of both civilian and military aspects of the nuclear enterprise. Juzaitis analyzes the sustainability of the US nuclear enterprise in the face of global climate change and the risk of nuclear conflict. Proposed initiatives include integrated and optimized nuclear systems, used fuel recycling, international nuclear fuel banks, and steps toward a world free of nuclear weapons.