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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.
R. Maingi, A. Lumsdaine, J. P. Allain, L. Chacon, S. A. Gourlay, C. M. Greenfield, J. W. Hughes, D. Humphreys, V. Izzo, H. McLean, J. E. Menard, B. Merrill, J. Rapp, O. Schmitz, C. Spadaccini, Z. Wang, A. E. White, B. D. Wirth
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 3 | April 2019 | Pages 167-177
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1565912
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The U.S. Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee was charged “to identify the most promising transformative enabling capabilities (TEC) for the U.S. to pursue that could promote efficient advance toward fusion energy, building on burning plasma science and technology.” A subcommittee of U.S. technical experts was formed and received community input in the form of white papers and presentations on the charge questions. The subcommittee identified four “most promising transformative enabling capabilities”:
1. advanced algorithms
2. high critical temperature superconductors
3. advanced materials and manufacturing
4. novel technologies for tritium fuel cycle control.
In addition, one second-tier TEC, defined as a “promising transformative enabling capability,” was identified: fast-flowing liquid-metal plasma-facing components. Each of these TECs presents a tremendous opportunity to accelerate fusion science and technology toward power production. Dedicated investment in these TECs for fusion systems is needed to capitalize on the rapid advances being made for a variety of nonfusion applications to fully realize their transformative potential for fusion energy.