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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.
V. S. Udintsev, G. Turri, E. Asp, Ch. Schlatter, T. P. Goodman, O. Sauter, H. Weisen, P. Blanchard, S. Coda, B. P. Duval, E. Fable, A. Gudozhnik, P. F. Isoz, M. A. Henderson, I. Klimanov, X. Llobet, Ph. Marmillod, A. Mueck, L. Porte, H. Shidara, G. Giruzzi, M. Goniche, F. Turco
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 2 | August 2007 | Pages 161-168
Technical Paper | Electron Cyclotron Wave Physics, Technology, and Applications - Part 1 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1495
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Electron cyclotron emission (ECE) diagnostics on Tokamak à Configuration Variable (TCV) allow study of the electron temperature evolution in time with good spatial and temporal resolution at the high field side and low field side at various lines of sight. That is why ECE is being widely used to obtain both qualitative and quantitative information on heat transport, magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) phenomena, and fast electron dynamics. In this paper, a new regime on TCV with regular oscillations of the electron temperature in electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD) driven fully noninductive discharges and in discharges with a combination of ohmic/ECCD driven current is discussed. These oscillations are reminiscent of the oscillations of the central electron temperature (O-regime) seen on Tore Supra in fully noninductive lower hybrid current drive plasmas. A link between evolutions of the electron temperature, the MHD modes, and the current density profile on TCV is considered. In order to yield information on the properties of microturbulence of electrostatic and magnetic origin on TCV, a correlation ECE radiometer is currently under development. A technical description of the diagnostic is presented in this paper.