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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.
Y. Ueda, H. Kashiwagi, M. Fukumoto, Y. Ohtsuka, N. Yoshida
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 85-90
Divertor and High Heat Flux Components | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8881
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Simultaneous irradiation effects of He on tungsten blistering with hydrogen and carbon mixed ion beam were investigated. It was found that only 0.1% addition of He ions to 1 keV H and C mixed ion beam (C:0.8-1.0%) reduced (at 473 K) or completely suppressed (at 653 K and 723 K) blister formation. In order to obtain more detailed result, two ion sources were used to irradiate tungsten with H and He ions with different energies. In the He energy of 0.6 keV (1.5 keV H&C),significant blistering was observed, while in the He energies of 1.0 keV and 1.5 keV, blister formation was suppressed. These results suggested that a He bubble layer reduced hydrogen diffusion through the layer. A He bubble size and a volume rate were about 1-2 nm and ~2% at 653 K, respectively. To evaluate T retention in the ITER tungsten wall, this effect should be included.