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UWC 2020: A call for transformational change
Bowing to current COVID-19 realities but buoyed by the success of June’s virtual Annual Meeting, ANS event planners returned to the virtual realm for this year’s Utility Working Conference. Originally scheduled for August 9–12 at Marco Island, Fla., the condensed event was held Wednesday, August 11, wherever registrants’ computer devices happened to be located.
In addition to 26 educational sessions and workshops, UWC 2020 featured an opening plenary session titled “Achieving Transformational Change: A leadership discussion,” moderated by Bob Coward, MPR Associates principal officer and ANS past president (2017–2018). Plenary panelists included representatives from three utilities—Arizona Public Service (APS), Exelon, and Xcel Energy—plus the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Shodai Sakurada, Yuki Uemura, Hiroe Fujita, Keisuke Azuma, Takeshi Toyama, Naoaki Yoshida, Tatsuya Hinoki, Sosuke Kondo, Yuji Hatano, Masashi Shimada, Dean Buchenauer, Takumi Chikada, Yasuhisa Oya
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 4 | November 2017 | Pages 785-788
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1350480
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The annealing effects on deuterium (D) retention for 0.1–1.0 dpa iron (Fe) ion damaged W were studied as a function of annealing duration. The D2 spectra for Fe damaged W with lower defect concentration showed that D trapped by vacancy clusters was clearly decreased as increasing annealing duration due to the recovery of vacancy clusters. On the other hand, at higher defect concentration, the desorption peak of D trapped by voids was shifted toward higher temperature side, which would be caused by aggregation of vacancies and vacancy clusters. It can be said that the recovery and aggregation behavior of defects are controlled by defect concentration. By disappearing of desorption of D trapped by vacancy clusters after annealing for longer duration, the desorption of D trapped by vacancies was increased, which could be explained by following two possibilities. One is that the retention of hydrogen isotope trapped by monovacancy was increased. The other is that number of vacancies during annihilation process of vacancy cluster were formed by annealing.