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Nuclear in K-12 education: Overview of ANS toolkit and reflections from educators
A free webinar today from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (EDT) will look at the resources that the American Nuclear Society has developed with Discovery Education and the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy to help K-12 educators teach nuclear science and technology.
The webinar will begin with an overview of the resources, followed by reflections and commentary from three educators of various grade levels on their experiences teaching nuclear science and their thoughts about ANS’s instructional materials. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session with the panelists.
Registration is required for this Nuclear Science Week event.
Teppei Otsuka, Takuma Shimada, Kenichi Hashizume, Kazunari Katayama, Toshiaki Hiyama
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 4 | May 2020 | Pages 578-582
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2020.1728175
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
A technique to monitor the permeation behavior of tritium in metals to pure water was successfully developed. A metal membrane separated two containers: one is for tritium loading as an upstream side, and the other is for tritium permeation release as a downstream side. Tritium was loaded by gas absorption at controlled temperatures of 303 K, 323 K, and 373 K and pressures of 4 and 8 kPa at the upstream side. Pure water in the downstream side was automatically and continuously circulated to a solid scintillation counting apparatus by which the tritium concentration in the pure water was directly measured for more than 100 h. When the present technique was applied, almost diffusional permeation behavior of tritium at the nickel-water interface was demonstrated.