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Fifth International Workshop on Structural Materials for Innovative Nuclear Systems (SMINS-5)

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is organising the Fifth International Workshop on Structural Materials for Innovative Nuclear Systems (SMINS-5). The workshop will be held in Kyoto, Japan from 8th to 11th of July 2019, hosted by Kyoto University, in co-operation the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme on Nuclear Materials (EERA JPNM).

The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate an exchange of information on current materials research programmes for different innovative nuclear systems with a view to identifying and developing potential synergies.

The workshop will cover fundamental studies, modelling and experiments on innovative structural materials including cladding materials for the range of advanced nuclear systems such as thermal/fast systems, sub-critical systems, as well as fusion systems.

Four topics are proposed:

  1. Fundamental studies
  2. Metal Alloys
  3. Ceramic and Ceramic Composites
  4. Advanced Materials and Processing/Joining

Please note that fuel cladding interactions and zirconium alloys for fuel cladding will not be covered in this edition of the workshop.  Other novel materials for accident-tolerant fuel cladding in LWR systems are within the scope of the meeting.

The workshop will include plenary lectures, technical sessions, a poster session and a special panel.

No registration fee will be charged.

When: Monday 08-07-2019 09:00 - Thursday 11-07-2019 17:00
Where: Kyoto University, Japan

Participants planning to attend the meeting and give a presentation are invited to submit their abstract on the link at the bottom before 07 January 2019 (see attached template)

(NB: you will need to login into your NEA account or pre-register if have do not already have an NEA account).

Contact: Stephanie.CORNET@oecd-nea.org