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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.
Dong Chan Seok, Yong Ho Jung, Taihyeop Lho, Kyu-Sun Chung
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 55 | Number 2 | February 2009 | Pages 213-217
Technical Paper | Seventh International Conference on Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A7016
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We investigated efficiency of removal of NO and NOx for applied voltage, repetition frequency and energy according to reactor type (wire-plate and wire-cylinder type reactor). Characteristics of Reactor type by pulsed corona discharge could be analyzed through these Results. Because it is very difficult to measure the conduction current for calculation of energy transferred into the reactor in the corona discharge, conduction current was obtained indirectly and the necessary energy for removal of NO and NOx was calculated from conduction current. Removal efficiency of NO and NOx for control variable (applied voltage, pulse repetition frequency, energy transferred into the reactor and removed quantity etc.) in the wire-cylinder type reactor was higher than that in the wire-plate type reactor.