Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Radiation Damage in Nuclear Systems: from Bohr to Young

11 - 22 May 2020, Trieste, Italy

This Workshop will be held at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy from 11 – 22 May 2020. It assists Ph.D. students and early-career researchers in developing a quantitative understanding of the impact of radiation damage on materials, both for existing fission and proposed fusion reactors. There is an emphasis on the conceptual progression of theoretical and experimental techniques across spatial scales from atomistic descriptions to the macroscopic behaviour of bulk material.

The event also provides opportunities on networking and knowledge-transfer between researchers from developed and developing countries; the Workshop is organized in collaboration with the IAEA, and financial support for participants from developing countries may be granted. The deadline for participation applications is 14 January 2020. There is no registration fee.

Workshop Sessions

Week 1
  • Collisional cascade simulations
  • DFT simulations of defect production and evolution
  • Microstructural damage due to neutron irradiation
  • Hydrogen retention and transport in nuclear materials
  • Advanced materials
  • Experimental studies of neutron-induced material damage
  • Computing Practical: LAMMPS
  • Poster Session
Week 2
  • Measurement and simulation of material behaviour under irradiation
  • Neutron production to damage metrics
  • Nuclear reactions and kinematics simulation
  • Multiscale modelling of radiation damage
  • Computational Aspects of radiation damage simulation
  • Computing Practical: NJOY-2016
  • Computing Practical: SPECTRA-PKA, FISPACT-II
  • Poster Session

Confirmed Lecturers

Sergei DUDAREV, UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK
Yves FERRO, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Mark GILBERT, UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK
Wim HAECK, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Wolfgang JACOB, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany
Juan KNASTER, Fusion for Energy, European Union
Alexander KNOWLES, University of Birmingham, UK
Sergio LOZANO-PEREZ, University of Oxford, UK
Lorenzo MALERBA, CIEMAT, Spain
Sabina MARKELJ, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Dmitry MATVEEV, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Kai NORDLUND, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jeremy PENCER, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Canada
Thomas SCHWARZ-SELINGER, IPP-Garching, Germany
Jean-Christophe SUBLET, IAEA
Udo VON TOUSSAINT, IPP-Garching, Germany
Gary WAS, University of Michigan, USA
Steven ZINKLE, University of Tennessee, USA
Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Giambiagi Lecture Hall, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, via Grignano, 9, Trieste, I - 34151, Italy

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This School and Workshop is organised jointly by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics and the International Atomic Energy Agency
Contact information
Christian Hill
International Atomic Energy Agency
Vienna International Centre, Wagramer Strasse 5, PO Box 100, 1400 Vienna, Austria
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