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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.
I. Geoffray, J. Andre, R. Bourdenet, J. Schunck, C. Chicanne, M. Theobald
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 70 | Number 2 | August-September 2016 | Pages 244-253
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST15-221
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Hydrodynamics growth experiments involve rippled ablator samples (CHx, Ge:CH, or Si:CH). The rippled surface features a microscale mathematical shape (sinusoidal functions are widely used). Nevertheless, experiments have progressed with time, and samples evolved gradually from two-dimensional (planar samples) to three-dimensional geometries (capsules).
This paper presents various processes that have been developed to fulfill such specifications. Various technologies, based on laser means (excimer laser, Ti:sapphire laser) or mechanical ultraprecision means, have been successfully applied to ripples machining (planar samples or capsules).
The main results are discussed showing the ability and accuracy of each technology as well as their main limitations. We focus especially on our latest results (i.e., rippled or grooved capsules).