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New polls show substantial support for nuclear energy
Sixty percent of respondents in a recent national survey favored the use of nuclear energy, with only 25 percent opposing its use. While the latest Bisconti Research poll focuses on nuclear power and electricity generation, its findings on public interest in climate change and using a spectrum of sources to meet energy needs are consistent with a recent Pew Research Center poll on a broad set of energy policy and climate change topics. The approaches the two online surveys took to measuring public opinion on nuclear energy yielded different numbers but found some common ground.
Dong Won Lee et al.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 48-51
ITER | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8874
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In order to verify the integrity of the first wall (FW) of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) the fabricated Be/Cu mock-ups were tested at the TSEFEY, e-beam facility, in Efremov, Russia. The Be/Cu mock-ups were joined with CuCrZr for a heat sink material among the Cu alloys and 316L austenitic stainless steel (SS316L) tubes for a coolant and then, joined with Be tiles for an armor material. Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) was used as a manufacturing method at 1050 °C, 100 MPa for 2 hours for a Cu/SS joining and at 620 °C, 100 MPa for 2 hours for a Be/Cu joining. The high heat flux (HHF) tests were performed for two Be/Cu mock-ups with a 2.5 MW/m2 heat flux and 80 sec durations, which were determined from a preliminary analysis with ANSYS-11. The temperature results from the test showed a good agreement with the analysis results and the fatigue lifetime was evaluated from the strain analysis results.