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President's Profile Steven Arndt: Prioritizing participation and advocacy
Steven Arndt began his one-year term last month as president of the American Nuclear Society, bringing the same high level of energy, investment, and action he has exhibited throughout his career. Reflecting on a life spent improving nuclear safety and technology, he notes that it’s not just the work; it’s also about the people and building connections and relationships. Arndt fondly recalls Peter Lyons, former NRC commissioner, assistant secretary of energy for nuclear energy, and ANS board member who passed away in April 2021. “I have been incredibly lucky to know and work with some great people in our field, and almost to a person they have been like Pete Lyons,” Arndt said. “They have been gregarious, outgoing, and supportive.”
K. F. Hansen, B. V. Koen, W. W. Little, Jr.,
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 22 | Number 1 | May 1965 | Pages 51-59
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE65-A19762
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A numerical procedure for the integration of the reactor kinetics equation is developed. It has the property of being numerically unconditionally stable for all values of the reactivity or integration-step size. The basic assumption of the method is that the neutron and precursor densities behave exponentially with a frequency characteristic of the asymptotic frequency corresponding to the reactivity. As a consequence of the assumption, and the factoring of the kinetics equation, it is then shown that for constant reactivity the asymptotic numerical eigensolution is exactly the asymptotic eigensolution of the differential kinetics equations. Thus, for constant reactivity, the asymptotic numerical solution can be shown to differ from the asymptotic analytic solution by at most a constant factor, proportional to ht2, for all time.