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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.
J. W. Yang, T. S. Li, T. Yi, C. K. Wang, M. Yang, W. M. Yang, S. Y. Liu, S. E. Jiang, Y. K. Ding
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 1 | July 2017 | Pages 41-48
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2016.1273690
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Electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) generated from lasers interacting with solid targets at the ShenGuang II laser facility were measured and analyzed in this work. The EMP radiations were related to the target geometries, where the strongest EMP signal with a magnitude of 103 V and duration of several dozens of nanoseconds resulted from the monopole flat coil and Au foil targets. The EMPs detected inside the laser facility were seriously affected by the chamber wall, which could reflect EMPs and prolong the signals with several typical pulsed peaks. This study was expected not only to provide basic information to interpret physical processes caused by laser irradiating targets but also to offer a path for electromagnetic interference shielding designs and protect the diagnostics from damage in inertial confinement fusion.