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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.
K. Suematsu, M. Nishikawa, S. Fukada, T. Kinjyo, T. Koyama, N. Yamashita
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 54 | Number 2 | August 2008 | Pages 561-564
Technical Paper | Materials Interactions | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST08-A1878
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The authors have made a tritium release model to represent the release behavior of bred tritium from solid breeder materials using a series of studies.It has been observed that a large amount of adsorbed water and water produced by water formation reaction are released to the purge gas even though dry purge gas with hydrogen is introduced to solid breeder materials. According to our tritium release model, the presence of water in the purge gas and surface water on the material has a large effect on the tritium release behavior. In this study, the authors quantified the amount of adsorbed water and the capacity of the water formation reaction for various solid breeder materials (Li2TiO3, Li4SiO4, Li2ZrO3, LiAlO2). The effect of surface water on the chemical form of tritium released from the LiAlO2 blanket is also discussed in this study.