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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.
Y. Uchida, K. Katayama, T. Okamura, R. Imaoka, M. Nishikawa, S. Fukada
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 54 | Number 2 | August 2008 | Pages 545-548
Technical Paper | Materials Interactions | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST08-A1874
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From the viewpoints of plasma control and radiation safety, tritium retention in deposition layers is an important problem. In this study, deposition layers from type 316 stainless steel were formed by a sputtering method using hydrogen RF plasma at three different temperatures. The behavior of hydrogen release from the deposition layers was observed by a thermal desorption method at argon atmosphere. It was found that hydrogen retention and release behavior greatly change depending on the temperature of a substrate where the layer is formed. The surface structure of the layer also changed depending on the temperature. However, the ratios of metallic atoms such as Fe, Cr and Ni in deposition layers were almost the same as that in type 316 stainless steel