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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.
M. Martin, C. Gauvin, A. Choux, P. Baclet, G. Pascal
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 4 | May 2007 | Pages 747-752
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1472
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Smooth solid DT layer inside a plastic spherical shell are needed in order to achieve the ignition on the Laser MegaJoule (LMJ) facility. This paper follows our previous one1 and presents the up to date results concerning the quenching and breathing techniques. New analysis software has been made which allowed us to update the results already obtained for the breathing technique. New experiments done on quenching have leaded to obtain a smooth layer for the higher mode down to 2.3 K below the triple point. The time where the roughness NIF specifications are obtained while the temperature is 1,5 K below the triple point is around 6 seconds using the quenching technique. Roughness analyses are made on one axis view. We also discuss other experimental aspects, such as shadowgraphy and redistribution process.