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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.
E. L. Grigorescu, A. C. Razdolescu, M. Sahagia, P. Cassette, M. Tanase
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 48 | Number 1 | July-August 2005 | Pages 382-385
Technical Paper | Tritium Science and Technology - Tritium Measurement, Monitoring, and Accountancy | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A948
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An original method, based on the continuous circulation in a closed circuit of saturated HTO vapour, is presented. The saturated vapour are obtained by bubbling from vials containing different tritium standard solutions (IFIN-HH-TDCR method). The main difference from the usual method, elaborated by Osborne, is the use of saturated vapour, which eliminates the measurement in liquid scintillator of the recovered non-saturated vapour. Tritium Monitors type MT-1 made in IFIN-HH were calibrated. The measurements were carried out for three levels of the activity concentration: 0.0180, 0.701 and 1.73 MBq.g-1. The mean response was R=2.25.10-13 A/(MBq m-3) with a relative combined uncertainty lower than 4%. The value agrees with the result obtained with the Osborne method, ROs=2.30.10-13A/(MBq m-3) and with the estimated theoretical value, 2.29 10-13A/(MBq m-3)