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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.
Megha Bhike, A. Saxena, B. J. Roy, R. K. Choudhury, S. Kailas, S. Ganesan
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 163 | Number 2 | October 2009 | Pages 175-182
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE163-175
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The cross sections for the reactions 92Mo(n,p)92mNb, 98Mo(n,)99Mo, and 67Zn(n,p)67Cu have been measured using an activation technique and an off-line gamma counting method at neutron energies of 1.6 and 3.7 MeV. The 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction was used as the neutron source with the proton beam from the 14-MV Bhabha Atomic Research Centre-Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Pelletron accelerator. The reaction 115In(n,n′)115mIn was used as the standard for the cross-section measurement. The measured data were compared with the predictions of the EMPIRE-2.19 statistical model code based on the Hauser-Feshbach theory and good agreement, after some adjustment of the level density parameter, is obtained for all the systems.