ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
Young Members Group
The Young Members Group works to encourage and enable all young professional members to be actively involved in the efforts and endeavors of the Society at all levels (Professional Divisions, ANS Governance, Local Sections, etc.) as they transition from the role of a student to the role of a professional. It sponsors non-technical workshops and meetings that provide professional development and networking opportunities for young professionals, collaborates with other Divisions and Groups in developing technical and non-technical content for topical and national meetings, encourages its members to participate in the activities of the Groups and Divisions that are closely related to their professional interests as well as in their local sections, introduces young members to the rules and governance structure of the Society, and nominates young professionals for awards and leadership opportunities available to members.
2021 Student Conference
April 8–10, 2021
North Carolina State University|Raleigh Marriott City Center
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
ANS Board of Directors votes to retire outdated position statements
The American Nuclear Society’s Board of Directors on November 19 voted to retire several outdated position statements, as requested by the Public Policy Committee. Among them are Position Statements #37 and #63, dating from 2010, which have been retired for lacking policy recommendations and for being redundant, as other position statements exist with language that better articulates the Society’s stance on those topics.
Cheol Ho Pyeon, Masao Yamanaka, Tadafumi Sano, Koichi Takamiya
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 193 | Number 9 | September 2019 | Pages 1023-1032
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2019.1603014
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
At the Kyoto University Critical Assembly (KUCA), critical irradiation experiments on 237Np and 241Am foils are carried out in the neutron hard spectrum core. For nuclear transmutation of minor actinides, special attention is paid to determining 237Np and 241Am fission reaction rates and to 237Np capture reaction rates in the KUCA hard spectrum core. In the back-to-back (BTB) fission chamber, two nuclide foils (test: 237Np or 241Am; reference: 235U) are set closely to each other to measure the aforementioned fission reaction rates. Interestingly, the experimental 237Np and 241Am fission and capture reaction rates are attained by critical irradiation at low W reactor power for 1 h in the core and are successfully deduced through signals from the BTB fission chamber (fission) and the gamma-ray detection (capture) after the irradiation, respectively, together with MCNP calculations.