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NC State celebrates 70 years of nuclear engineering education
An early picture of the research reactor building on the North Carolina State University campus. The Department of Nuclear Engineering is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its nuclear engineering curriculum in 2020–2021. Photo: North Carolina State University
The Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University has spent the 2020–2021 academic year celebrating the 70th anniversary of its becoming the first U.S. university to establish a nuclear engineering curriculum. It started in 1950, when Clifford Beck, then of Oak Ridge, Tenn., obtained support from NC State’s dean of engineering, Harold Lampe, to build the nation’s first university nuclear reactor and, in conjunction, establish an educational curriculum dedicated to nuclear engineering.
The department, host to the 2021 ANS Virtual Student Conference, scheduled for April 8–10, now features 23 tenure/tenure-track faculty and three research faculty members. “What a journey for the first nuclear engineering curriculum in the nation,” said Kostadin Ivanov, professor and department head.
Tomohiro Kinjyo et al.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 48 | Number 1 | July-August 2005 | Pages 646-649
Technical Paper | Tritium Science and Technology - Materials Interaction and Permeation | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A1008
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A model to explain tritium release behavior from irradiated Li4SiO4, in the model reported so far by the present authors, it is required to use so small reaction rates for the surface reactions as one several thousandth of the observed values reported in the previous papers to get the good fitting.In this study the mass transfer resistance between grain surface and surface water is newly introduced because it is preferable to use the same reaction rate as that reported previously. The estimated values using the new model give good agreement with the observed tritium release curves and also with the release curves estimated using the model so far.