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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.
B. A. Vermillion, M. L. Hoppe, R. E. Andrews
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 55 | Number 3 | April 2009 | Pages 296-300
Technical Paper | Eighteenth Target Fabrication Specialists' Meeting | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A6953
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General Atomics has supported the dynamic hohlraum experiment series with the production of double-shell targets filled with deuterium, xenon, and neopentane gases. Production of a double-shell target is a process by which multiple subassemblies are fabricated, assembled, and characterized in a planned sequence. An inner capsule assembly is produced with a SiGDP conversion glass capsule stalk mounted and attached together with glass fill tube and laser-cut beryllium disk. An outer CH mandrel with a permeation barrier is then machined and each subassembly fitted together. Challenges include aligning the inner and outer glass capsules as well as filling the inner void space with known gas quantities. Information describing how we assemble the target, new hardware designed to complete the gas fills, and characterization techniques to analyze the assembly will be presented.