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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.
Takeo Muroga, Hiroyasu Tanigawa
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 3 | October 2017 | Pages 389-397
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1330641
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This paper reports Japanese strategy for developing blanket structural materials for DEMO. In the Japanese program, the candidate materials are categorized into Primary Option (RAFM) and Advanced Options (V-alloy, SiC/SiC, ODS-RAFM etc.). A staged development is planned corresponding to the three decision-making points (DPs), DP1: Intermediate check and review (C&R), DP2: Decision of transition of research and development (R&D) focus to DEMO, and DP3: Decision of DEMO construction. The near-term D-Li neutron source (A-FNS) and IFMIF are regarded as key facilities for the development. The strategy emphasizes “standardization” as an important step toward DEMO design qualification and licensing. The procedure to standard materials specifications by way of establishing structural design criteria and materials property requirements, and the procedure’s interaction with the schedule of irradiation data acquisition are discussed.