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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. Yoshikawa, Y. Oya, H. Miyauchi, T. Nakahata, Y. Nishikawa, T. Suda, E. Igarashi, M. Oyaidzu, M. Tokitani, H. Iwakiri, N. Yoshida, K. Okuno
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 4 | November 2007 | Pages 870-874
Technical Paper | First Wall, Blanket, and Shield | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1602
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He+ implantation effects on the Retention behavior of hydrogen isotopes implanted into 35% oxygen-contained boron film was studied by means of SEM, AFM, XPS and TDS. It was found that the D retention for only D2+ implanted film was the highest and it decreased for pre-He+ implanted film and post-He+ implanted film. From the SEM and AFM images, the surface morphology of the oxygen-contained boron film was partly cracked, indicating that B2O3 was formed in the film. From the TDS and XPS results, the defective structure and the formation of B-D-B bond, B-D bond and B-O-D bond were observed by He+ and D2+ implantation, respectively. It was suggested that oxygen was trapped as B-O bond. The reaction with implanted D2+ was preceded in different mechanism.