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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.
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Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 55 | Number 2 | February 2009 | Pages 106-109
Technical Paper | Seventh International Conference on Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A6992
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This manuscript reports the high density plasma production with a pair of phase controlled ion-cyclotron range of frequency antennas in GAMMA 10. For the plasma production, the Radio Frequency (RF) power (~10 MHz) is coupled to the fast Alfvén wave in the central cell. The antenna-plasma coupling depends strongly on the antenna structure. In this study, according to the numerical prediction, a pair of double half-turn and Nagoya Type-III antennas is adopted for the excitation of the fast wave. The antennas are driven at the same frequency with controlling their phase difference. It is observed that an optimum phase difference exists in the present density range. The density increases with the RF power and the gas-fuelling rate, when the phase difference is set to the optimum value. The considerable increase in the density was obtained up to twice as large as the conventional value.