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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.
Takayoshi Norimatsu, Oleg Kotyaev, Yoshinori Shimada, Shinri Kurahashi, Shinji Motokoshi, Katsuhiro Mikami, Kei Sasaki, Takahisa Jitsuno, Kohei Yamanoi, Hiroyuki Furukawa, Tomoaki Kunugi
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 70 | Number 3 | November 2016 | Pages 417-422
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST15-206
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A grazing incidence, shallow liquid metal mirror could be used as the final optic for the heating laser in a fast-ignition fusion power plant. The relaxation of vibrations on the surface of liquid mercury following laser irradiation was measured experimentally in this study. The results suggested that vibrations on a 0.25-mm-thick mirror were small enough to allow 4-Hz laser operation.