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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.
E. M. Choi, A. J. Cerfon, I. Mastovsky, M. A. Shapiro, J. R. Sirigiri, R. J. Temkin
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 2 | August 2007 | Pages 334-339
Technical Paper | Electron Cyclotron Wave Physics, Technology, and Applications - Part 1 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1511
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We report new experimental results from a 1.5-MW, 110-GHz gyrotron with a single-stage depressed collector. The gyrotron was operated in the TE22,6 mode with 3-s pulse duration. An internal mode converter, which consists of a launcher and four mirrors, has been installed and tested. A highly Gaussian-like output beam was observed. A single-stage depressed collector has been operated for the study of efficiency enhancement using the same cavity V-2005 as was used in a previous experiment in the axial configuration, in which the output microwave beam propagated through a circular waveguide that also served as a collector. Output power of 1.5 MW, corresponding to 50% efficiency, was measured at 97 kV of beam voltage and 42 A of beam current at 25 kV of collector depression voltage. The results are compared between the axial configuration and the internal mode converter configuration.