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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.
C. N. Taylor, Y. Yamauchi, M. Shimada, Y. Oya, Y. Hatano
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 71 | Number 4 | May 2017 | Pages 491-495
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2016.1273699
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Understanding and managing D retention in plasma facing components is essential for tritium safety in fusion reactors. Neutron irradiated and virgin low carbon arc cast (LCAC) Mo, as well as Mo foil samples with and without He pre-irradiation, were used to investigate D retention. D and He retention were investigated simultaneously in thermal desorption spectroscopy using a high resolution residual gas analyzer. Results show a significant increase in D retention with He pre-irradiation. Vacancies and vacancy clusters are found to retain D in LCAC samples, but neutron irradiated Mo retains more D in vacancy clusters.