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A review of workforce trends in the nuclear community
The nuclear community is undergoing a moment of unprecedented interest and growth not seen in decades. The passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act are providing a multitude of new funding opportunities for the nuclear community, and not just the current fleet. A mix of technologies and reactor types are being evaluated and deployed, with Vogtle Units 3 and 4 coming on line later this year, the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Projects of X-energy and TerraPower, and NuScale’s work with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems to build a first-of-a-kind small modular reactor, making this is an exciting time to join the nuclear workforce.
Doo-Hee Chang, Tae-Seong Kim, Min Park, Bong-Ki Jung, Seung Ho Jeong, Kwang Won Lee, Sang Ryul In, Atsushi Kojima, Mieko Kashiwagi, Masaya Hanada, Young-Soon Bae, Jong-Gu Kwak
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 2 | August 2017 | Pages 157-161
Technical Note | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1319719
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Long-pulse operation has been initially and successfully demonstrated during a 100-s stable beam extraction in the neutral beam test stand (NBTS) system of the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) for the positive ion source (IS) of the JT-60SA neutral beam injector. The NBTS system was constructed at KAERI to develop 300-s deuterium beam extractions of 100 kV/50 A as an auxiliary heating system of the Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR). The IS of the JT-60SA neutral beam injector is composed of a plasma generator and a set of tetrode accelerators. The beamline components include an optical multichannel analyzer duct, a neutralizer, a bending magnet (BM), a calorimeter, and a vacuum pump system. The beam power deposition of the IS and the beamline components along the NBTS have been measured by water flow calorimetry (WFC), and a total of 99.7% of the extracted beam power (Vacc∙Iacc) was counted for a hydrogen beam of 82 kV/25 A (2.05 MW) during 100-s beam extraction. To reduce the localized heat load on the calorimeter plate, a method of small-angle deflection for the ion beam particles was applied using a small alternate current of 8 A, 0.5 Hz for the BM coil.