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Workshop on Radiation Damage in Nuclear Systems

From May 11th to May 22nd, in Trieste, Italy, a Workshop on Radiation Damage in Nuclear Systems: From Bohr To Young is jointly organised by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 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.


Additional information

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. To apply, visit the ICTP website.

More information is available here (link to external website) and on the event poster (external download link). Below, you'll find the subjects treated during the Workshop as well as the confirmed lecturers.


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
  • Marta SERRANO, CIEMAT, Spain
  • Jean-Christophe SUBLET, IAEA
  • Udo VON TOUSSAINT, IPP-Garching, Germany
  • Gary WAS, University of Michigan, USA
  • Steven ZINKLE, University of Tennessee, USA


Workshop on Radiation Damage in Nuclear Systems

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Trieste, Italy
Trieste, Italy