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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.
M. Zucchetti, L. Candido, Z. Hartwig, R. Po’, S. Segantin, R. Testoni, D. Whyte
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 6 | August 2019 | Pages 423-428
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1613141
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The new Affordable Robust Compact (ARC) fusion reactor, which, compared to larger machines like ITER, aims to achieve its goal of fusion energy in a less expensive and smaller but even more powerful and faster way with new high-field, high-temperature superconducting magnets, has been designed in the United States. The research tokamak aimed at the development of many ARC technologies is called SPARC. Ignitor is the proposed compact high-field tokamak that shares some design concepts with SPARC and ARC and shows the convenience of this tokamak design development line. Neutronics and radiation damage scoping studies have been carried out for both designs. A general-purpose macroscopic model set up by some of the authors in previous studies has been used to estimate the radiation damage on selected machine components for the two cases. Solutions to solve the problem of radiation damage of the toroidal field coil and poloidal field coil materials have been explored.