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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.
Young-Woo Kim, Seunghee Han
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 55 | Number 2 | February 2009 | Pages 209-212
Technical Paper | Seventh International Conference on Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A7015
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Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) structure fabricated by plasma source ion implantation (PSII) with high-power pulsed RF plasma has been studied. Oxygen ions were implanted into p-type silicon wafer and high temperature annealing was subsequently used to form SOI structure. The top silicon and the buried oxide (BOX) layer were formed with 500 ;Aring& and 400 ;Aring&, respectively, in the sample implanted with the dose of 2.5 × 1017 #/cm2 at the ion energy of -75 kV and annealed at 1350 °C for 30 min in Ar+O2 (0.5 %) ambient. This study showed the possibility of SOI fabrication using the PSII with pulsed ICP source.