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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.
M. Osakabe, Y. Takeiri, T. Morisaki, G. Motojima, K. Ogawa, M. Isobe, M. Tanaka, S. Murakami, A. Shimizu, K. Nagaoka, H. Takahashi, K. Nagasaki, H. Takahashi, T. Fujita, Y. Oya, M. Sakamoto, Y. Ueda, T. Akiyama, H. Kasahara, S Sakakibara, R. Sakamoto, M. Tokitani, H. Yamada, M. Yokoyama, Y. Yoshimura, LHD Experiment Group
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 3 | October 2017 | Pages 199-210
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1335145
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Achievement of reactor relevant plasma condition in Helical type magnetic devices and exploration in its related plasma physics and fusion engineering are the aim of the Large Helical Device (LHD) project. In the recent experiments on LHD, we have achieved ion-temperature of 8.1 keV at 1 × 1019 m−3 by the optimization of wall conditioning using long pulse discharge by Ion Cyclotron Heating (ICH). The electron temperature of 10 keV at 1.6 × 1019 m−3 was also achieved by the optimization of Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH). For further improvement in plasma performance, the upgrade of the Large Helical Device (LHD), including the deuterium experiment, is planned. In this paper, the recent achievements on LHD and the upgrade of LHD are described.