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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. Fleury et al.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 54 | Number 2 | August 2008 | Pages 367-370
Technical Paper | Tritium and Inertial Fusion | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST08-A1832
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As part of the French Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) experiments, cryogenic target assemblies (CTAs) for the Laser Mégajoule (LMJ) program are manufactured and filled at CEA Valduc (Dijon) in tritium facilities. They will be moved at about 20 K into a transport cryostat for cryogenic targets, and will be driven from CEA/Valduc to CEA/CESTA (Bordeaux).This paper deals with the description of the tritium facilities for the LMJ cryogenic target.Twelve gloveboxes are needed to furnish 6 CTAs at the same time. These twelve gloveboxes make a relative independent set in the Valduc tritium building and house equipment to prepare the CTAs and the different vacuum vessels, to store and purify gas, to fill and cool the targets and transport them at cryogenic temperature.