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Nuclear energy: enabling production of food, fiber, hydrocarbon biofuels, and negative carbon emissions
In the 1960s, Alvin Weinberg at Oak Ridge National Laboratory initiated a series of studies on nuclear agro-industrial complexes1 to address the needs of the world’s growing population. Agriculture was a central component of these studies, as it must be. Much of the emphasis was on desalination of seawater to provide fresh water for irrigation of crops. Remarkable advances have lowered the cost of desalination to make that option viable in countries like Israel. Later studies2 asked the question, are there sufficient minerals (potassium, phosphorous, copper, nickel, etc.) to enable a prosperous global society assuming sufficient nuclear energy? The answer was a qualified “yes,” with the caveat that mineral resources will limit some technological options. These studies were defined by the characteristic of looking across agricultural and industrial sectors to address multiple challenges using nuclear energy.
Yanan Li, Zaodi Zhang, Size Chen, Lianxin Zhang, Taosheng Li
Nuclear Technology | Volume 208 | Number 9 | September 2022 | Pages 1354-1364
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2021.2021770
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Fast neutron radiography (FNR) has a great potential as a nondestructive technique for testing large objects. A FNR system developed based on a deuterium-tritium neutron generator is presented. Resolution of the FNR system is analyzed using the modulation transfer function (MTF). FNR experiments based on film and charge-coupled device imaging are carried out, respectively. The experimental results of image resolution are compared with the results of MTF calculation. Moreover, the impacts of various system components on signal degradation are discussed in this paper.