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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.
Tsuyoshi Kariya et al.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 55 | Number 2 | February 2009 | Pages 91-94
Technical Paper | Seventh International Conference on Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-2T16
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We are developing a new 28GHz 1MW and a 77GHz 1MW gyrotron for ECRH system of tandem mirror GAMMA10 and Large Helical Device (LHD), respectively. The detail design study of 28GHz 1MW gyrotron such as cavity, magnetron injection gun (MIG) has been done. We obtained the oscillation power of 1.37MW and the oscillation efficiency of 42.7% with the pitch factor of 1.2. Two 77GHz 1MW gyrotrons have been fabricated and tested. The maximum output power of 1.1MW was obtained. The pulse width with 0.46MW extended to 5s with the short aging time of only 65 hours. A plasma injection for LHD with MOU output of 0.81MW 3.6s was performed.