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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.
Ruirui Xu, Haicheng Wu, Zhigang Ge, Yinlu Han, Tingjin Liu
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 160 | Number 3 | November 2008 | Pages 334-348
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE160-334
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The neutron-induced nuclear reactions of 46,47,48,49,50,natTi are calculated and analyzed for the CENDL library. First, one set of optimized optical model potential parameters for n + 46,47,48,49,50,natTi below 20 MeV is obtained. Based on these parameters, the complete neutron data are computed though the UNF and DWUCK4 codes for each of the Ti isotopes and the natural nuclide. All of the theoretical results are compared with the experimental data, together with the updated evaluations of other evaluation libraries. In addition, we verify the new results through the benchmark integral measurements from OKTAVIAN.