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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.
S. Aoyama, Y. Miyazawa, K. Ogura, A. Sugawara, M. Hirata (19P40)
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 2 | February 2007 | Pages 325-327
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1390
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We improve the performance of the K-band oversized backward wave oscillator. The beam is annular and weakly relativistic. The beam voltage is less than 100 kV and the beam current is less than 500 A. The operation frequencies are in the range of 23-27 GHz. The electromagnetic field of the K-band BWO concentrates in the vicinity of the SWS wall and the electron beam should be propagated within a few mm from the wall. The uniformity of annular beam is also very important for the efficient beam coupling. First, we modify the oversized SWS so that the beam interaction point is shifted to the point. Secondly, we improve uniformity of the annular electron beam and the output power increases up to about 500 kW level.