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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. Harb, T. Bohm, A. Davis, P. P. H. Wilson, the FESS-FNSF Team
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 7 | October 2019 | Pages 747-753
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1644134
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
In this work, a preliminary assessment of the shutdown dose rate (SDR) in the latest Fusion Energy Systems Studies–Fusion Nuclear Science Facility conceptual design was calculated for one sector at different maintenance stages. The third operational phase, deuterium-tritium for 2.75 years, was considered to define the neutron source and the Rigorous 2-Step workflow was used. SDR levels were obtained at times that correspond to major maintenance operations and were found to be above 105 µSv/h, which necessitates robotic handling of all maintenance operations.