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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.
Linchun Wu, George H. Miley, Hiromu Momota
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 456-459
IFE Drivers and Chambers | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8944
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In this paper, multi-electron interactions for low-charge-state ions in heavy ion beam fusions (HIBF) is studied through exploring theoretical approaches and developing improved models. An improved classic trajectory Monte Carlo model and corresponding codes have been built to implement those simulations, mainly though the intensive computations in solving many-body Hamiltonian Equations. Following the results present in the previous meetings (Ref. 1-2), the results here for the low-charge-state ions of Xe, Bi and other ions colliding with noble gas are provided, and show that multi-electron effects are obvious and their cross section can reach about 40% of the total cross section. The improved code employs parallel computing, and is expected to be an integral part of a plasma simulation package to study the atomic effects in plasma beam transportation and focusing in HIBF, and help to provide improved physical insight into current HIBF experiments and future studies.