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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.
D. L. Yu, S. Hacquin, C. Fenzi, P. Lotte
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 4 | November 2009 | Pages 1521-1528
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A9255
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A genetic algorithm (GA)-based method has been developed to analyze Charge-eXchange Recombination Spectroscopy (CXRS) data and provide in-between shot evaluation of the ion temperature profile during Tore Supra experiments. The GA method proposed here proves to be fast and fairly accurate, even when analyzing low signal-to-noise data. Simulations using theoretical signals suggest that the ion temperature and the plasma rotation velocity are expected to be determined with a precision better than 10% for a noise level up to 5% of the spectrum peak. The good agreement with the commonly used KS4FIT code when analyzing CXRS experimental data - typically within 30% for ion temperature measurements - confirms the efficiency of such an analysis tool.