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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.
J. J. Karnes, N. M. Petta, J. E. Streit
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 55 | Number 4 | May 2009 | Pages 472-476
Technical Paper | Eighteenth Target Fabrication Specialists' Meeting | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A7429
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To produce foam capsule fusion energy targets with smoother surfaces, we have combined two previously reported resorcinol formaldehyde (RF) aerogel synthesis techniques. Using this new hybrid process, we have successfully produced aerogel spheres that are coated in situ with a smooth submicron-thick skin. The surface roughness of these spheres is compared to the conventionally synthesized RF capsules. We also illustrate the microscopic surface morphology of the new and traditional techniques. We propose that this new approach to capsule synthesis be investigated further as a target candidate; both the enhanced smoothness and the altered surface morphology make for a more desirable coating substrate.