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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.
Teruya Tanaka, Akio Sagara, Juro Yagi, Takeo Muroga
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 8 | November 2019 | Pages 1002-1009
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1658044
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In 2013–2014, the FliNaK/LiPb twin-loop system Operational Recovery Of Separated Hydrogen and Heat Inquiry-2 (Oroshhi-2) was constructed at National Institute for Fusion Science as a liquid blanket collaboration platform. Inventory of FLiNaK and LiPb in the system is ~120 L for each, and both loops are providing a stable circulation environment. Oroshhi-2 has flexible capability to perform integrated experiments by installing all the components required for the liquid blanket system in one circulating loop at the same time. A 3-T superconducting magnet and 1-T permanent magnet enable simulation of the reactor environment except for radiations. As of the year of 2018, eight experimental topics related to liquid blanket technologies have been performed, prepared, or proposed as the first step of the Oroshhi-2 experiments. These topics cover the various blanket issues widely from first wall to secondary loop for power generation.