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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Lutz Bornschein, Beate Bornschein, Sylvia Ebenhöch, Moritz Hackenjos, Florian Priester, Marco Röllig, Michael Sturm, Thomas Thümmler, KATRIN Collaboration
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 71 | Number 4 | May 2017 | Pages 485-490
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1291241
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Among the most important questions in fundamental physics and cosmology are the origin and the masses of fundamental particles, in particular the neutrino masses. KATRIN will allow a model-independent measurement of the neutrino mass scale with an expected sensitivity of 0.2 eV/c2 (90% CL). KATRIN will use a source of ultrapure molecular tritium and is currently being commissioned at KIT, thereby making use of the unique expertise of the Tritium Laboratory Karlsruhe. This paper presents the status of the KATRIN experiment, with the focus on the activity monitoring of the KATRIN tritium source.