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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.
Guohui Zhang, Jiaguo Zhang, Rongtai Cao, Li'an Guo, Jinxiang Chen, Yu. M. Gledenov, M. V. Sedysheva, G. Khuukhenkhuu, P. J. Szalanski
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 160 | Number 1 | September 2008 | Pages 123-128
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE160-123
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By using a twin-gridded ionization chamber, differential cross-section data of the 64Zn(n,)61Ni reaction were measured at neutron energies of 2.54, 4.00, and 5.50 MeV. The experiment was performed at the 4.5-MV Van de Graaff accelerator of the Institute of Heavy Ion Physics, Peking University, China. Monoenergetic neutrons of 2.54 MeV were produced through the T(p,n)3He reaction with a solid Ti-T target, and those of 4.00 and 5.50 MeV were produced through the D(d,n)3He reaction with a deuterium gas target. The absolute neutron flux was determined through the 238U(n,f) reaction and a BF3 long counter was used as the neutron flux monitor. Results of the present work are combined with our previous data between 5.0 and 6.5 MeV and compared with other measurements and evaluations.