ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
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Isotopes & Radiation
Members are devoted to applying nuclear science and engineering technologies involving isotopes, radiation applications, and associated equipment in scientific research, development, and industrial processes. Their interests lie primarily in education, industrial uses, biology, medicine, and health physics. Division committees include Analytical Applications of Isotopes and Radiation, Biology and Medicine, Radiation Applications, Radiation Sources and Detection, and Thermal Power Sources.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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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.
Learning about nuclear science and technology doesn’t have to happen only in the classroom. For years, ANS members have been bringing nuclear knowledge to Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops across the country. Whether it’s the Girl Scout Get to Know Nuclear patch or the BSA’s Nuclear Science Merit Badge, scout programs make learning about nuclear science and technology fun.
Many troops hold in-person workshops where troops earn the patch or badge in a single day or over a few days. Workshops don’t have to be in person, though!
We’ve gathered the resources you need to hold an event online or person-to-person. And we’re happy to connect you with an ANS member experienced in scouting events to assist your troop. Just contact us at email@example.com
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