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Indiana Senate bill will have state consider SMRs
A new bill in the Indiana state Senate creates guidelines for state regulators to consider small modular reactors should utilities want to build them. Senate Bill 271 was sponsored by Sen. Eric Koch (R., Bedford), chair of the Senate Utilities Committee, and Sen. Blake Doriot (R., Goshen). Supporters of the bill said that SMRs could replace retiring coal plants and would supplement renewables.
The Indy Star reported on January 24 that the utilities committee passed the bill by a vote of eight to two and that it now heads to the full Senate.
A. Iwamae, M. Atake, A. Sakaue, M. Yoshikawa, T. Kobayashi, K. Matama (19P11)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 244-246
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1363
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This paper reports the results of the polarization measurements of emission lines from the plasma. The emission lines from helium atoms are polarized in a plasma produced with 2.45 GHz electron cyclotron resonance microwave at the plug-barrier region during EC discharge cleaning. The polarization direction is parallel to the magnetic field. This polarization direction indicates that the electron velocity distribution function is prolate or of a cigar-like shape. The emissions from OII and CIII ions in an ICH plasma at the central region are observed with the polarization separation optics.