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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.
Zihao Liu, Xiang Zhou, Renjie Zhu, Li Zhao, Lingfeng Wei, Zejie Yin
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 2 | February 2019 | Pages 127-136
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2018.1526026
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The neutron flux monitor (NFM) is one of the most important diagnostic systems for ITER. Wide-range measuring algorithm (WRMA) is the core algorithm in the NFM system, which deals with the key task of neutron flux measurement. In this paper, the principle and implementation of WRMA, including counting and Campbelling algorithms, are introduced in detail, with error sources of the two algorithms analyzed. In order to study the performance of WRMA, we established a simulation system for neutron signal processing using MATLAB. According to the principle of neutron pulse distribution, the digital waveforms at different neutron flux levels were simulated as inputs to the WRMA module. The variation of measuring error was studied by comparing the counting and Campbelling results with actual input counting rate. In addition, the effects of different neutron pulse widths on the results of the algorithm were simulated. A preliminary experiment at HL-2A was carried out to validate the algorithm.