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Overall findings of a survey of Nuclear Regulatory Commission personnel indicate that while the NRC maintains a few strengths compared to external benchmarks, results have declined since 2015 in a number of areas, according to a recent report from the NRC’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
The survey was conducted in February 2020 by Willis Towers Watson, a global risk-management, insurance brokerage, and advisory firm that has partnered with the OIG for more than 20 years to assess the NRC’s safety culture and climate, as well as other aspects of employee experience.
S. E. Attenberger, W. A. Houlberg
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 129-134
Plasma Engineering | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22856
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Energy relaxation and spatial diffusion of fast alpha particles are incorporated into a multienergy group model which is coupled to a fluid transport code for the thermal plasma species. The multienergy group equations evolve the temporal- and spatial-dependent alpha particle distribution function and thus determine alpha particle heating and loss rates for arbitrary thermalization and diffusion models. The effects of deviations from classical, local thermalization on plasma performance are discussed. It is shown that spatial diffusion can lead to inversion of the fast ion distribution function even if thermalization remains classical. This inversion may drive instabilities and lead to anomalous thermalization. Ripple-induced spatial diffusion of fast alphas is used to illustrate the importance of extending the analysis to include pitch angle dependence.