ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
The division's objectives are to promote the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the fundamental physical phenomena characterizing nuclear reactors and other nuclear systems. The division encourages research and disseminates information through meetings and publications. Areas of technical interest include nuclear data, particle interactions and transport, reactor and nuclear systems analysis, methods, design, validation and operating experience and standards. The Wigner Award heads the awards program.
Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
Argonne assists advanced reactor development with award-winning safety software
The development of modern nuclear reactor technologies relies heavily on complex software codes and computer simulations to support the design, construction, and testing of physical hardware systems. These tools allow for rigorous testing of theory and thorough verification of design under various use or transient power scenarios.
Haiying Fu, Takuya Nagasaka, Teruya Tanaka, Akio Sagara, Hisashi Serizawa, Yuhki Satou
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 4 | November 2017 | Pages 680-685
Technical Note | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1347469
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Dissimilar-metals joints between vanadium alloy NIFS-HEAT-2 (NH2) and nickel alloy Hastelloy X (HX) were developed by electron beam welding (EBW). If without filler, the joint fractured several minutes after the welding due to hard and brittle intermetallics formed in the weld metal (WM). Pure Ni filler with 0.2–1.0 mm in thickness decreased the content of intermetallics and eliminate hardening in the WM. However, there is always a hardening interlayer estimated as Ni2V and σ intermetallics, existed with thickness of 50 µm between NH2 base metal (BM) and WM. The hardening cannot be eliminated by annealing at high solution temperature of 1373 K. Aging at 723–973 K for 100 h further increased the hardening not only in the hardening interlayer but also in the WM. Pure Cu filler was also investigated. For the joint with 0.5 mm thick Cu filler, there are still hardening interlayer and hardening areas in the WM due to Ni2V and σ intermetallics. However, by increasing the Cu filler to 1 mm thick, the hardening interlayer disappeared by preventing mixture of NH2 and HX to form intermetallics. In this case, Charpy impact property of the joint with 1 mm thick Cu is much improved with ductile-to-brittle transition temperature (DBTT) less than 77 K. Even after thermal aging at 973 K for 100 h, the impact property did not degrade.