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Nuclear Engineering

A Hands-On Introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Prof. David Cory, Ms. Paola Cappellaro, Graduate Student, Mr. Jonathan Hodges, Graduate Student
Tue-Thu, Jan 18-20, 25-27, 01-04:00pm, NW14-1112

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Prereq: Permission of instructor
Level: H 3 units Standard A - F Grading   

Hands-on introduction to NMR presenting background in classical theory and instrumentation. Each lecture followed by lab experiments both to demonstrate ideas presented during the lecture and to familiarize students with state-of-the-art NMR instrumentation. Experiments cover topics ranging from spin dynamics to spectroscopy, and include imaging.
Enrollment limited. Interested students should apply by e-mail to Professor David Cory at dcory@mit.edu
Web: http://web.mit.edu/afs/athena/course/22/22.920/www/
Contact: Prof. David Cory, NW14-2217, x3-3806, dcory@mit.edu

Nuclear Power Plant Dynamics and Control
John Bernard
Tue Jan 11, Thu Jan 13, Tue Jan 18, Thu Jan 20, Tue Jan 25, 01:30-02:30pm, NW12-222

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Prereq: Graduate Level
Level: G 3 units Standard A - F Grading   

Introduction to reactor dynamics including subcritical multiplication, critical operation in absence of thermal feedback effects and effects of Xenon, fuel and moderator temperature, etc. Derivation of point kinetics and dynamic period equations. Techniques for reactor control including signal validation, supervisory algorithms, model-based trajectory tracking, and rule-based control. Overview of light-water reactor startup. Lectures and demonstrations with computer simulation and the use of the MIT Research Reactor.
Co-sponsor: Nuclear Reactor Laboratory
Contact: Kathleen O'Connell, NW12-208, 253-4220, katieo@mit.edu

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