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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.
A. V. Anikeev et al.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 47 | Number 1 | January 2005 | Pages 92-95
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A614
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In the gas dynamic trap experiment with 17 keV and 4.5 MW deuterium neutral beam injection the spatial profile of fast ion density has been studied by different methods: MSE spectroscopy, active charge-exchange diagnostic and measurement of DD fusion product fluxes. The characteristic radius of fast ion density profile was found to be about 7 cm at 1/e level mapped onto the GDT midplane, that is close to gyroradius of 10 keV deuteron and less than the estimated region occupied by the captured ions(~15 cm). The analysis of energy balance shows that discrepancy between measured and simulated values (~1.5 times) cannot be explained by enhanced fast ions loses. Simplified theory of fast ion density spatial profiles formation shows that energetically profitable configuration has narrow radial profile. Physical mechanisms of density profile formation are also described.