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Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Family Feud night hosted by DIA at the ANS Winter Meeting
At the ANS Winter Meeting in Phoenix, the Diversity and Inclusion in ANS (DIA) Committee hosted the second annual Nuclear Family Feud event as a way for ANS members and meeting attendees to have fun by gamifying the workshop, polling the community, and increasing engagement.
George H. Miley
Item ID: 300003
1970|1st Edition|518 pages
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This book presents a comprehensive study of methods for converting nuclear radiation directly without resorting to a heat cycle. The concepts discussed primarily involve direct collection of charged particles released by radioisotopes and by nuclear and thermonuclear reactors.Such methods have often been regarded as “laboratory curiosities” in the past. Dr. Miley argues, however, that their unique non-thermal characteristic should be exploited, especially since the goals of reduced thermal pollution and versatile power sources are so closely tied to the future of nuclear energy. Areas considered include basic energy conversion, charged-particle transport theory, secondary-electron emission, and leakage currents and associated problems. Applications to both nuclear instrumentation and power sources are discussed. Problems are also included as an aid to the reader for classroom use.