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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.
X. R. Wang, S. Malang, A. R. Raffray, ARIES Team
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 2 | August 2009 | Pages 1023-1027
Divertors and High Heat Flux Components | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 2) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A9045
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A helium-cooled plate-type divertor design concept has being proposed within the framework of the ARIES power plant study. W tiles are used as sacrificial armor, W-alloy as main structural material and advanced ODS (oxide dispersion-strengthened) steel as the coolant manifold. An impinging jet cooling scheme is employed to enhance the heat transfer characteristics of the concept in the high heat flux zone. This paper describes the design optimization of the helium-cooled plate divertor through parametric studies including thermo-fluid and thermo-mechanical analyses.