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U.S. reactor technologies to be featured at IAEA conference
A virtual side event at the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency will spotlight U.S. reactor technologies. The free event, US Reactor Technologies: Flexible Energy Security for Real-World Challenges, will be held this Thursday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT).
The event will highlight the capabilities of small modular reactors and other innovative reactors for addressing countries’ current needs. It will also examine anticipated challenges in the future, as well as underscore the need to act now.
The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Advanced registration is required.
Florian Priester, David Hillesheimer, Alexander Marsteller, Marco Röllig, Michael Sturm
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 4 | May 2020 | Pages 600-604
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2020.1730118
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino (KATRIN) Experiment aims for the determination of the effective mass of the electron-antineutrino. KATRIN uses a strong, gaseous, windowless tritium source for precision spectroscopy of the β-electrons. The 70-m-long experiment has been set up at the Tritium Laboratory Karlsruhe (TLK) and was commissioned with traces of tritium during two measurement campaigns in 2018. In spring 2019, the first campaign with full source luminosity started. KATRIN uses a complex gas-handling system called Loops for stabilized injection of tritium into the source and tritium gas handling. It also makes use of the unique facilities and possibilities found at the TLK for gas handling, cleanup, and purification. This paper describes the integration of KATRIN into TLK’s existing infrastructure and the current status of the experiment and concludes with a summary of the tritium measurements.