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UWC 2020: A call for transformational change
Bowing to current COVID-19 realities but buoyed by the success of June’s virtual Annual Meeting, ANS event planners returned to the virtual realm for this year’s Utility Working Conference. Originally scheduled for August 9–12 at Marco Island, Fla., the condensed event was held Wednesday, August 11, wherever registrants’ computer devices happened to be located.
In addition to 26 educational sessions and workshops, UWC 2020 featured an opening plenary session titled “Achieving Transformational Change: A leadership discussion,” moderated by Bob Coward, MPR Associates principal officer and ANS past president (2017–2018). Plenary panelists included representatives from three utilities—Arizona Public Service (APS), Exelon, and Xcel Energy—plus the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
T. P. Bernat, J. H. Campbell, N. Petta, I. Sakellari, S. Koo, J.-H. Yoo, C. Grigoropoulos
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 70 | Number 2 | August-September 2016 | Pages 310-315
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST15-219
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Hollow cylindrical tubes grown directly from flat glass substrates as well as spherical glow-discharge-polymer substrates were made using two-photon polymerization. The tube diameters were as small as 10-μm outer diameter and 4- to 5-μm inner diameter, and lengths were as long as 450 μm. Such structures could conceivably be used as fill tubes on inertial confinement fusion capsules. Two resin materials were examined, giving tubes with different flexibilities. One resin was an organic-inorganic hybrid silicon-zirconium sol gel, the second being Ormocomp, a commercially available ultraviolet-curable material. The strength of attachment of the zirconium-based sol gel tubes to their substrates was measured to be around 100 MPa. The times measured to remove uncured resins from high-aspect-ratio tubes during the development process were several hours.