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Radiation Protection & Shielding
The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
2020 Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo
November 15–19, 2020
Chicago, IL|Chicago Marriott Downtown
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The CORTEX project: Improving nuclear fleet operational availability
We often define noise as an unwanted disturbance, especially acoustic in nature. Neutron noise, by contrast, is a direct measure of the dynamics of a nuclear core. It can be used for core monitoring without disturbing plant operation and by using the existing core instrumentation. The European CORTEX project aims to develop an innovative core monitoring technique using neutron noise, while capitalizing on the latest developments in neutronic modeling, signal processing, and artificial intelligence.
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
July 1, 2020|12:00–1:30PM (1:00–2:30PM EDT)
Available to All Users
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, on the sunny side of Washington state, has more than 50 years of expertise in nuclear science. While our roots are in the adventurous Pacific Northwest, our research has a worldwide reach. Our scientists and engineers are conducting fundamental and applied research to unlock the mysteries of Earth’s climate, modernize the U.S. electric power grid, and safeguard ports around the world from nuclear smuggling.
We accept great challenges for one purpose: to create a world that is safer, cleaner, more prosperous, and more secure. Diversity is valued in our research missions as well as among our 4,700 staff, who make up a caring, determined, and tireless community.
Panelists will provide an overview of PNNL’s work in national security, energy resiliency, and environmental restoration – especially related to our nuclear R&D portfolio. Flash talks will focus on four fascinating projects: on-line monitoring, materials characterization, radiation detection, and solid phase processing.