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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.
I. V. Shikhovtsev et al.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 47 | Number 1 | January 2005 | Pages 321-323
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A677
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A diagnostic neutral beam injector based on radiofrequency ion source has been developed at BINP, Novosibirsk for plasma diagnostics in magnetic fusion devices including magnetic mirrors with pulse duration up to several seconds, plasma density up to 1020 m-3 and plasma radius ~0.5m.It was observed that properties of the ceramic plasma box considerably changed after several hours of integrated operational time. After that, the proton specie in the beam essentially decreases. Eventually the proton component of the beam decreases approximately by 10% (from 60% down to 50% by current). This problem can be resolved by protection of the ceramic wall by a Faraday shield. We investigated the shield, which was made of aluminium tube with longitudinal slits and with a diameter close to that of the inner ceramic wall of the plasma box.This paper discusses the results of the beam composition measurements after installation of the Faraday shield.