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The division provides a forum for focused technical dialogue on thermal hydraulic technology in the nuclear industry. Specifically, this will include heat transfer and fluid mechanics involved in the utilization of nuclear energy. It is intended to attract the highest quality of theoretical and experimental work to ANS, including research on basic phenomena and application to nuclear system design.
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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“Nuclear popcorn” study gives insights into strong nuclear force
A study published recently in the American Physical Society journal Physical Review C reveals new findings about the strong nuclear force, the mysterious fundamental force that holds together the protons and neutrons of the atomic nucleus. Experiments conducted at Argonne National Laboratory have shown how the round, heavy nuclei of the nickel-64 isotope (containing 28 protons and 36 neutrons, making it the heaviest stable Ni isotope) changed into one of two shapes—either like a doorknob or a football—depending on the amount of energy exerted on it. A summary of the research on the Phys.org website compares the nuclei shape change to popcorn kernels changing shape when heated in a microwave.
October 13, 2021|1:00–2:30PM (2:00–3:30PM EDT)
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Energy and environmental news make front-page headlines every day as floods, fires, and droughts focus the world’s attention on climate change and experts call for a rapid energy transition. In this exclusive members-only webinar, leading energy and environmental reporters went beyond nuclear to discuss the changing role of energy journalism and the challenges of connecting with the public on complex issues like energy, climate change and science. Moderated by Matthew Wald, the panelists shared insights of their trade, what stories captivate their audiences' attention, and what obstacles and barriers exist around the public image and media coverage of nuclear science and technology.
Matthew Wald, Independent energy analyst and writer, former policy analyst and communications consultant at the Nuclear Energy Institute and former energy and environment reporter at The New York Times