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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.
K. R. Prestwich, M. T. Buttram
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 4 | Number 2 | September 1983 | Pages 945-954
Inertial Confinement Fusion | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST83-A22981
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The pulsed power requirements for inertial confinement fusion reactors are defined for ion beam and laser drivers. Several megajoule beams with 100's of terrawatt peak powers must be delivered to the reactor chamber 1–10 times per second. Ion beam drivers are relatively efficient requiring less energy storage in the pulsed power system but more time compression in the power flow chain than gas lasers. These high peak powers imply very large numbers of components for conventional pulse power systems. A new design that significantly reduces the number of components is presented.