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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Hunter Andrews, Supathorn Phongikaroon
Nuclear Technology | Volume 205 | Number 7 | July 2019 | Pages 891-904
Technical Paper – Selected papers from the 2018 ANS Student Conference | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2018.1551988
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Four different concentrations of SmCl3 in LiCl-KCl were tested using cyclic voltammetry to determine the diffusion coefficients of Sm(III) and Sm(II) found to be 8.59 × 10−6 ± 1.67 × 10−6 and 8.01 × 10−6 ± 0.98 × 10−6 cm2 s−1, respectively. Ten samples, in the form of salt ingots with SmCl3 concentrations ranging from 0.5 to 10.0 wt% were used for the creation of three laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) calibration models corresponding to 484.4-, 490.5-, and 546.7-nm peaks. Results show that the 490.5-nm peak model had the lowest limit of detection at 0.510 wt%, and all three models had similar root-mean-square errors of calibration values ranging from 0.470 to 0.498 wt%. Four validation samples were then used to test the diffusion and LIBS methods’ ability to estimate concentration. The results of both methods match well with the inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy–measured concentrations.