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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.
L. Z. Liang, J. L. Wei, S. Liu, Y. H. Xie, C. C. Jiang, W. Liu, J. J. Pan, Y. J. Xu, Z. M. Liu, Y. L. Xie, C. D. Hu, Y. Z. Zhao
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 2 | February 2019 | Pages 160-165
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2018.1533619
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
In order to meet experimental requirements on high parameter plasma research, the injected power of the counter injector is expected to increase at a fixed beam energy of 50 keV for deuterium neutral beam. Three candidate schemes are compared to assess the possibilities of raising the injected power. Considering safety and economic factors, raising the electric field in the first gap is employed by adjusting the voltage gradient on the accelerator. The experiments show that the optimum perveance is increased from 2.2 to 2.7 μP by changing of gradient grid voltage from 0.84 to 0.78 Vacc. The ion beam power is promoted by about 50% at 3.0 μP, but beam transmission efficiency decreased to 60% at 3.0 μP. Thus, the injected power is boosted about 25%.