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ANS Board of Directors approves revisions to Code of Ethics
In 2022, the American Nuclear Society Board of Directors approached the Diversity and Inclusion in ANS (DIA) committee with the task of revising the ANS Code of Ethics (COE), and at the ANS Winter Meeting this past November, the board gave its approval of the revisions.
H. Xu, H. Huang, J. Walker, F. H. Elsner, M. P. Farrell
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 73 | Number 3 | April 2018 | Pages 408-413
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1396180
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Be:B films were explored as a possible ablator material for use in inertial confinement fusion target capsules. It was found that Be:B forms an amorphous structure near the eutectic composition of 11 to 12 at. % B. It is believed that having an amorphous ablator should be useful in suppressing Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities during compression of the target. As the composition is moved away from the eutectic, an amorphous-to–columnar structure transition was more likely to be observed after some finite thickness of amorphous material had been deposited. Microstructural analysis indicated that this transition involved the nucleation of nanocrystal structures within the amorphous matrix. This nanocrystal nucleation is believed to be due to supersaturation of the dopant atom in the host. An efficient packing analysis is also presented in an effort to explain the most favorable amorphous composition of 11 to 12 at. % B doping observed.