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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.
A. V. Anikeev et al. (18R08)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 79-81
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1319
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The Synthesised Hot Ion Plasmoid (SHIP) experiment is in progress at the GDT facility of the Budker Institute (Novosibirsk). It is aimed at the investigation of plasmas in the region of high neutron production in a GDT based fusion neutron source proposed by the Budker Institute. This paper presents the recent results obtained in the experiments with SHIP. The results of numerical simulations are compared with the experimental results.The average value of fast ion density was two times greater than density of unperturbed streaming plasma and three times greater than the warm ion density in the presence of NBI. Fast ion confinement was determined only by Coulomb collisions and charge - exchange of fast ions on neutral beams. No evidence of MHD or micro instabilities was observed. Ambipolar plugging was demonstrated in the SHIP experiment. Further experiments with upgraded Neutral Beam system are started.