ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
Decommissioning & Environmental Sciences
The mission of the Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences (DES) Division is to promote the development and use of those skills and technologies associated with the use of nuclear energy and the optimal management and stewardship of the environment, sustainable development, decommissioning, remediation, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear-related installations, and sites. The target audience for this effort is the membership of the Division, the Society, and the public at large.
2020 Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo
November 15–19, 2020
Chicago, IL|Chicago Marriott Downtown
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
NEA issues call to action in report on nuclear cost reductions
A new report from the Paris-based OECD Nuclear Energy Agency declares that nuclear power is needed for countries to meet their Paris Agreement decarbonization and energy security policy goals, but that governmental support for a rapid reduction in the cost of new nuclear capacity through the creation of certain policy frameworks is likely necessary.
Y. Hirooka, G. Mazzitelli, S. Mirnov, M. Ono, M. Shimada, F. L. Tabares
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 3 | October 2015 | Pages 477-483
Technical Paper | Proceedings of TOFE-2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST15-125
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The application of liquid metals for plasma-facing components draws increasing interest as a potential means to resolve the technical issues associated with exhaust power and particle handling in magnetic fusion devices beyond the International Thermonuclear Reactor Experiment (ITER). However, our knowledge is extremely limited at present about the physics as well as chemistry of the interactions between liquid metals and edge plasmas in a strong magnetic field. This paper is intended to provide a review of the present status and future prospects of this subject.