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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. Fukada, K. Katayama, T. Terai, A. Sagara
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 3 | October 2007 | Pages 677-681
Technical Paper | The Technology of Fusion Energy - Tritium, Safety, and Environment | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1567
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The present paper is to describe the behavior of tritium in Flibe as a self-cooled liquid blanket of a fusion reactor quantitatively. In order to avoid the generation of corrosive TF, Flibe is maintained under reduction atmosphere to transform TF to T2 to keep a faster reaction rate compared with a residence time in a self-cooled blanket. The most important point is to clarify whether or not the redox control of Flibe can be achieved by Be rods inserted in a blanket within a limited contact time. The dissolution rate of a Be rod and the TF reduction reaction rate of Be + 2TF = BeF2 + T2 in Flibe were experimentally determined under the JUPITER-II collaboration work. Close agreement was obtained between experiment and our simplified complete-mixing model. Especially, the reaction between Be and F- ion immediately after the contact was found to be limited by diffusion of F- ion. The behavior of tritium generated in a Flibe fuel cycle was simulated under a Flibe flow condition of FFHR-2.