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Symposium CH03-In Situ Characterization Methods for Nuclear Materials Applications

Materials exposed to nuclear reactor environments have their microstructure and therefore properties continuously changing under the impact of high temperature, irradiation, corrosion and mechanical stress happening all at once. The microstructure evolution of nuclear materials is thus a dynamic process where atomic displacements occur continuously due to irradiation, diffusion processes happen due to high operating temperatures, dislocation dynamics happen due to mechanical stress and corrosion builds up and dissolution occurs due to the corrosive environment.

Due to the dynamic nature of these phenomena, in situ experiments are often useful, if not necessary, to understand the processes at play because they allow observation during exposure to track the response of the material in real time under irradiation, annealing, straining and their coupling.

For each process of interest, an in situ characterization technique may be more adapted than others. The goal of this symposium is to gather the material science community involved with in situ experiments that allow for the characterization of the microstructure and property evolution of nuclear materials in general, to discuss the perks and limitation of each technique, as well as their complementarity, and the state of the art. It is also the intent of this symposium to include how in situ experiments are used for benchmarking of models developed computationally.

Topics will include:

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Patrick Hopkins (University of Virginia, USA)
  • Farida Selim (Bowling Green State University, USA)
  • Michael Short (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Kory Burns (University of Virginia, USA)
  • Wei-Ying Chen (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Benjamin Derby (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Kevin Field (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Raymond Friddle (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Yanling Ge (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
  • Gaelle Gutierrez (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, France)
  • Khalid Hattar (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)
  • Enrique Jimenez-Melero (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Stephanie Jublot-Leclerc (Université Paris-Saclay, France)
  • Marie Loyer-Prost (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, France)
  • Frederic Mompiou (Centre d’Élaboration des Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales, France)
  • Yvette Ngono (Grand Accélérateur National d’Ions Lourds, France)
  • Eric Prestat (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, United Kingdom)
  • Jie Qiu (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)
  • Franziska Schmidt (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Djamel Kaoumi
North Carolina State University
USA
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , dkaoumi@ncsu.edu

Aurelie Gentils
Laboratoire de Physique des 2 infinis Irène Joliot-Curie
CNRS/IN2P3, IJCLab, JANNuS-Orsay
France
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , aurelie.gentils@ijclab.in2p3.fr

Mercedes Hernandez Mayoral
Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research
Departamento de Tecnología
Spain
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , m.mayoral@ciemat.es

Ryan Schoell
Sandia National Laboratories
USA
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , rmschoe@sandia.gov

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