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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.
E. Rich, A. Tudora, G. Noguere, J. Tommasi, J.-F. Lebrat
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 162 | Number 2 | June 2009 | Pages 178-191
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE162-178
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Interpretations of the MUSE-4, PROFIL, and PROFIL-2 experiments with the latest version of the European library JEFF-3.1 have delivered reliable integral trends of neutron-induced reactions on 242Pu. This paper reports the improved modeling of the fission and capture cross sections in the unresolved resonance and "continuum" energy ranges. The focus of this study is the description of the fast energy range with average neutron properties deduced from the statistical analysis of the resolved resonance parameters of the nuclear systems n + 239Pu, n + 240Pu, n + 241Pu, and n + 242Pu.