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NC State celebrates 70 years of nuclear engineering education
An early picture of the research reactor building on the North Carolina State University campus. The Department of Nuclear Engineering is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its nuclear engineering curriculum in 2020–2021. Photo: North Carolina State University
The Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University has spent the 2020–2021 academic year celebrating the 70th anniversary of its becoming the first U.S. university to establish a nuclear engineering curriculum. It started in 1950, when Clifford Beck, then of Oak Ridge, Tenn., obtained support from NC State’s dean of engineering, Harold Lampe, to build the nation’s first university nuclear reactor and, in conjunction, establish an educational curriculum dedicated to nuclear engineering.
The department, host to the 2021 ANS Virtual Student Conference, scheduled for April 8–10, now features 23 tenure/tenure-track faculty and three research faculty members. “What a journey for the first nuclear engineering curriculum in the nation,” said Kostadin Ivanov, professor and department head.
V. S. Koidan et al.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 47 | Number 1 | January 2005 | Pages 35-42
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A605
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Main results of researches on plasma heating and confinement of dense plasma in the multimirror trap GOL-3 are presented.Recently magnetic system of the facility was converted into completely multimirror one. This results in further improvement of energy confinement time of plasma with ion temperature ~1 keV. Collective plasma heating by ~120 kJ (~8 s) relativistic electron beam results in Te ~ 2 keV at ~1021 m-3 density. High Te exists for ~10 s. To this time Ti reaches ~2 keV. Ion temperature keeps at the high level during ~1 ms. The energy confinement time sufficiently increases and a value of nE = (1.5 [divide] 3)1018 m-3s.