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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.
Behzad Boghrati, Ali Moussavi Zarandi, Mitra Ghergherehchi, Jong Seo Chai
Nuclear Technology | Volume 178 | Number 3 | June 2012 | Pages 324-334
Technical Paper | Radiation Measurements and General Instrumentation | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT12-A13597
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One of the main advantages of continuous scintillators is the excellent depth of interaction identification capability. We present the results of the Monte Carlo program OPTICS simulating the light response of a gamma-ray detector module comprising a continuous scintillator and an avalanche photodiode array to determine the effect of scintillator surface treatment on the ability to determine the three-dimensional position of interaction. We investigated the effect of optical coupling compounds, surface treatment, and depth of interaction on the distribution of scintillation photons reaching the photodetector pixels. We show that a black coating material without an air gap leads to improvement.