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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 172-175
Technical Paper | Seventh International Conference on Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A7007
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The effect of the plasma flow on stability and transport has attracted much interest on fusion plasma research. In the GAMMA 10 tandem mirror, plasmas are mainly produced and heated with Ion Cyclotron Range of Frequency (ICRF) waves. High temperature plasmas are confined in the central cell. Two Mach probes, which have four tips facing direction of every 90 degrees, are installed on east and west sides of the central cell. It is found that the plasma flows from west to east directions with the pitch angle of around 60 degrees. The averaged Mach number of near 0.3 is detected on both sides of the central cell. The driven mechanism of the plasma flow is now under investigation.