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Bumpy roads lead to beautiful places
Per Nuclear News tradition, this month’s issue is dedicated to highlighting our nuclear technology supply chain. U.S. nuclear suppliers have certainly seen their share of challenges in the last decade or so. The widely anticipated “Nuclear Renaissance” of the early 2000s gave way to Fukushima, then a wavelet of plant closures that ANS President Steve Nesbit addresses in his column on page 15 of the August 2021 issue of Nuclear News.
However, the nuclear narrative has taken on a more positive tone of late. Significant federal investments in advanced nuclear energy systems, coupled with a broader recognition of the need to decarbonize, has stoked excitement for a new generation of U.S. technology on the verge of scaled commercial deployment by the end of the decade. Hopefully, in the words of Washington Nationals manager Davey Martinez, whose team went from a 19–32 record to World Series champs in 2019, “Bumpy roads lead to beautiful places.”
M. M. R. Williams
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 1 | January 2020 | Pages 84-85
Addendum | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2019.1687193
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The main purpose of the above paper [Nuclear Science and Engineering, Volume 193, p. 327 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2018.1531620] was to test out a variety of approximate methods for inverting a generating function. This task was accomplished fully and is unconnected with the misunderstanding that we wish to report here, which concerns how the source multiplier is used once it has been obtained.