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Activities in 2008

2008 NE Facilities Guided Tours for Summer Students

Target Audience: Summer Students at NE or other Argonne Divisions.

The Nuclear Engineering Division Student Outreach Committee is offering guided tours of some of the NE Division facilities for summer students. Each tour will last about 45 minutes to one hour. These tours offer the opportunity to see and hear about some unique experimental facilities which are part of the NE Division’s research in the nuclear energy field. You may sign up for as many of the tours as you wish.

How to sign up for a tour

To sign up for a tour, please send an e-mail to Laural Briggs ( ) by 5:00 PM of the day preceding the tour.

Scheduled Tours

The tours are as follows:

Date & Meeting Point

Tour

Friday, June 20, 2008
at 10:00 AM

Meeting Point:
at the entrance to Bldg. 206, located just west of Bldg. 208
Need a Map? [PDF document 192KB]

Carbon dioxide experimental loop in Bldg. 206
This experimental loop is being used to test heat transfer and flow in an advanced design power conversion system which uses carbon dioxide instead of water to remove heat from the reactor sodium coolant.

More information More information:

Monday, June 30, 2008
at 10:00 AM

Meeting Point:
in the lobby of Bldg. 208 at 9:45 AM
Need a Map? [PDF document 192KB]

Sodium plugging loop in Bldg. 370
This experimental setup is part of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) work being conducted at Argonne on sodium components testing for the Advanced Burner Reactor plant design.

If you need transportation over to 370, please let Laural know. If you have a car and would be able to drive some of the other students to 370, please indicate this when you sign up for the tour.

More information More information:
For more information on this facility visit the Sodium Plugging Test Loop page of the NE website.

Friday, July 18, 2008
at 10:00 AM

Meeting Point:
at the exhibit, which is located in Bldg. 208, room B102, in the front hallway on the first floor. From the lobby of the front entrance to 208, turn left into the hallway and follow the hallway west. B102 is on the right, at the end of the hallway (just past the vending machines).
Need a Map? [PDF document 192KB]

Nuclear Energy Exhibit in Bldg. 208 (Tour A)
Target Audience: for students with some nuclear energy/nuclear engineering background

This exhibit presents the major milestones in the development of nuclear power in the U.S. and explains Argonne’s role in the design of nuclear reactors, beginning with the Manhattan project, to present-day commercial reactors, to advanced reactor designs currently under development. The exhibit includes reactor models and examples of components used in nuclear reactors.

Friday, July 18, 2008
at 1:30 PM

Meeting Point:
at the exhibit, which is located in Bldg. 208, room B102, in the front hallway on the first floor. From the lobby of the front entrance to 208, turn left into the hallway and follow the hallway west. B102 is on the right, at the end of the hallway (just past the vending machines).
Need a Map? [PDF document 192KB]

Nuclear Energy Exhibit in Bldg. 208 (Tour B)
Target Audience: for students with no background in nuclear energy or nuclear engineering.

This exhibit presents the major milestones in the development of nuclear power in the U.S. and explains Argonne’s role in the design of nuclear reactors, beginning with the Manhattan project, to present-day commercial reactors, to advanced reactor designs currently under development. The exhibit includes reactor models and examples of components used in nuclear reactors.

More information Nuclear Energy in a Nutshell:
You can prepare for the Tour by paying a visit to the NE @ the Argonne Open House 2006 page of the NE website; there you will find links to essential and concise information about Nuclear Energy.

Monday, July 28, 2008
at 10:00 AM

Meeting Point:
Transportation will be provided between Bldg. 208 and Bldg. 315.

NE Division Severe Accident Experimental Facility in Bldg. 315
Target Audience: for students with some background in nuclear science and engineering
The Engineering Development Labs section is in the process of assembling the parts for a large-scale corium concrete interaction test in this facility that simulates one element of a severe reactor accident in which molten core material has melted through the reactor pressure vessel and is deposited on the concrete floor of the reactor containment. Tour participants will see the laboratory where the test is performed and the test section itself (partially assembled). The test is being performed as part of a program sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

To sign up for the tour, please send an e-mail to by Wednesday, July 23 at 1 PM.

More informationMore information:
For more information on this facility:
- visit the Corium Coolability Experiments pages of the NE website, and
- download Mitch Farmer's viewgraphs from his July 8 talk.

Other Activities

Information about current and or upcoming activities can be found in the NE Student Outreach home page.

Contact the Student Outreach Committee

If you would like to contact the NE Student Outreach Committee for further information or to request a student activity, please email .