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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.
Fuyuan Wu, Rafael Ramis, Zhenghong Li, Yanyun Chu, Jianlun Yang, Zhen Wang, Shijiang Meng, Zhanchang Huang, Jiaming Ning
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 4 | November 2017 | Pages 726-730
Technical Note | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1347458
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The interaction between Z-pinch plasma and foam converter has an important effect on the formation of Z-pinch dynamic hohlraums. A new program has been developed to study related physical processes. Numerical results suggest that the interaction on 7–10 MA drivers is strong enough to create dynamic hohlraums with radiation temperature over 100 eV. Simulations also indicate that a radiating shock would appear due to the collision of Z-pinch plasma and foam converter, in good agreement with the measurements on JULONG-I facility. In this technical note, we present the physical model and simulation results, as well as typical experimental results.