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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.
Kenji Kotoh, Masashi Kawahara, Keisuke Kimura, Kazuhiko Kudo
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 179-183
Tritium, Safety, and Environment | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8898
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Cryogenic pumps are convenient machinery for handling hydrogen isotopes in fusion fuel processing systems. Not only ultra-vacuum pumps working at such as liquid helium or hydrogen temperature but also sorption pumps using liquid nitrogen are applicable. The latter type is suitable to a means of temporary storage and/or transportation between process units. In the cryogenic pumping, there is an issue that the pressure in a pump is not necessarily identical with the pressure measured in its evacuating vessel in equilibrium, because of an effect of thermal transpiration. Thermal transpiration is important in adsorption isotherms which characterize cryo-sorption pumping. In this study, the effect of thermal transpiration was investigated for He, H2 and D2 in a closed system consisting of a volume at room temperature and a volume at cryogenic temperature, connected together by a simple narrow pipe or a pipe containing baffle plates as thermal shield. The effect is here described by an equation of nominal-distribution function with respect to the pressure measured in the hot end volume. Defining an effective inner diameter for the latter pipe, agreement is shown of characteristic curves for geometrically different pipes. The error-functional curves for H2 and D2 are agreed together. The curve for He is also perfectly approximated but with a constant shift. This shift results in the difference of a molecular property among He, H2 and D2.