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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.
Won Ha Ko, Hoon Kyun Na, Seong-Heon Seo, Myeun Kwon (19P30)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 295-297
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1380
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The ion temperature, rotation velocity, and impurity density can be obtained from CHarge Exchange Recombination Spectroscopy (CHERS) diagnostics, one of active beam diagnostics, using NBI or DNB.We measure the charge exchange emission line of the carbon using CHERS and DNB system and analyze the ion temperature from the emission line in the RF heated HANBIT plasma. DNB system which has 27 kV beam voltage and 50 msec pulse width must be controlled critically to measure the exact ion temperature in the experiments.End loss ion temperature measured using energy analyzer is compared with the ion temperature obtained from the charge exchange emission line. The CHERS diagnostics has been widely used to measure ion temperature and poloidal rotation velocity in tokamak.