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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
H. B. Xu, L. Nie, G. L. Zhu, C. Y. Chen, W. Pan, D. Q. Liu, Z. Cao, M. Xu
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 2 | February 2019 | Pages 98-103
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2018.1554389
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A shattered pellet injector (SPI) based on in situ technology was developed in the HL-2A tokamak. In this paper, the basic principle of pellet formation is introduced, the mechanism of a SPI is described in detail, and test results are presented. Bench test experimental results show that reliable formation and acceleration of a large nitrogen pellet (diameter of ∼3.5 × 4 mm) were obtained. A double-impact tube was developed and tested for effective and reliable shattering of the pellet.