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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.
A. Mueck, Y. Camenen, S. Coda, L. Curchod, T. P. Goodman, H. P. Laqua, A. Pochelon, L. Porte, V. S. Udintsev, F. Volpe, TCV Team
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 2 | August 2007 | Pages 221-229
Technical Paper | Electron Cyclotron Wave Physics, Technology, and Applications - Part 1 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1501
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Electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) of high-density tokamak plasmas is limited because of reflections of the waves at so-called wave cutoffs. Electron Bernstein wave (EBW) heating (EBWH) via a double mode conversion process from ordinary (O)-mode, launched from the low field side, to extraordinary (X)-mode and finally to Bernstein (B)-mode offers the possibility of overcoming these density limits.In this paper, the O-X mode conversion dependence on the microwave injection angle is demonstrated experimentally. The dependence on the injection angle is studied in high-density plasmas in H-mode, in the presence of magnetohydrodynamic activity, edge-localized modes, and sawteeth. The results of localized heat deposition at an overdense location are presented, demonstrating EBWH for the first time via the O-X-B mode conversion process in a standard aspect-ratio tokamak. The results of global and local power deposition are compared with ray-tracing calculations. Moreover, a temperature increase due to EBWH is observed.Initial EBW emission measurements with a newly installed ECRH reception launcher are presented. The inverse double mode conversion process B-X-O is observed by measuring the emission for several frequencies at an optimum angle.