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Baranwal reviews virtual STEM lessons for U.S. tribal communities
In a blog post to the Department of Energy’s website on November 23, Rita Baranwal, assistant secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy, commended recent virtual lesson projects from the Office of Nuclear Energy and the Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group to increase STEM opportunities for Native American tribes.
The spotlighted lesson discussed in the article focused on a 3D-printed clip that turns a smartphone or tablet into a microscope with the ability to magnify items by 100 times. The Office of Nuclear Energy shipped nearly 1,000 of these microscope clips to students across the country, many of them going to U.S. tribal communities.
Argala Srivastava, K. P. Singh, Amod Kishore Mallick, Umasankari Kannan, S. B. Degweker
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 193 | Number 9 | September 2019 | Pages 1044-1053
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2019.1596721
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The use of the Monte Carlo (MC) method for obtaining higher modes is an active area of current research. The method faces several difficulties in its implementation for practical problems. The study of simpler models in this context may be expected to provide insights into some of these problems. This technical note describes the development of a fission matrix algorithm based on the diffusion theory MC model to obtain fundamental and higher λ eigenvalues and eigenvectors (modes) of a reactor. A method for estimating variance in the estimated eigenvalues using first-order perturbation theory is also developed. The algorithm has been implemented in the space-time–kinetics MC code KINMC. The performance of the method for calculating higher eigenvalues and higher eigenvectors has been verified through comparison of the eigenvalues thus obtained with the results of other deterministic codes. Results of computation of eigenvalues and eigenvectors up to six modes are presented in this technical note.