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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.
Takumi Chikada et al.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 309-313
Fusion Materials | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8919
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Er2O3 coating for tritium permeation barrier has been fabricated on steel substrates by a filtered arc deposition method at room temperature and 973 K. Thermal expansion of the oxide layer and the substrate induced peel-off of the coating. The non-crystalline layer is thought to play a role in forming a uniform surface coating. Five cycles of permeation measurements at 773-973 K resulted in no degradation of the coating. Different permeation behaviors are seen between degassing for 12 h at 873 K and at room temperature. Low hydrogen background following degassing at 873 K helps detect the transition to deuterium permeation. The permeation flux following different degassing conditions eventually approached comparable levels.