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Call for Papers

Symposium ES5—Advances in Materials, Experiments and Modeling for Nuclear Energy

Understanding materials behavior in extreme environments is the centerpiece in the development of next-generation nuclear reactors. High radiation flux, thermal and chemical gradients, and corrosive environments cause significant degradation in the chemical and mechanical properties of materials. Overcoming technological challenges such as enhanced radiation resistance of reactor core structures and nuclear fuel materials at high doses accompanied with longer lifetimes and improved safety are needed for current and future nuclear reactors. These challenges require design and development of new and advanced materials using a multiscale understanding, i.e., from electronic to microstructure evolution, anchored by advancements in experimental characterization techniques, and predictive modeling capabilities.

While broadly focusing on the progresses in the understanding of materials behavior in extreme environments, this symposium will also summarize recent advancements in experimental characterization techniques, multiscale modeling methodologies, and materials development for nuclear-reactor applications.

Topics will include:

  • Novel materials development, including high entropy alloys
  • Thermal, chemical and mechanical properties of materials
  • Materials behavior under extreme environments – radiation, corrosion, stress and temperature, including phase stability, fuel-clad interactions, fission product behavior
  • Materials improvements in nanostructured and heterointerfacial materials
  • Multiscale modeling and simulation, including new methods to bridging different length and time scales
  • Novel characterization techniques of materials behavior under irradiation, stress, in-situ methods

Invited Speakers:

  • Charlotte Becquart (University of Lilles, France)
  • Jean-Paul Crocombette (CEA-Saclay, France)
  • Chaitanya Deo (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Maik Lang (University of Tennessee, USA)
  • Meimei Li (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Greg Lumpkin (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Australia)
  • Jaime Marian (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Dane Morgan (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
  • Tomoaki Suzudo (Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Japan)
  • Mitra Taheri (Drexel University, USA)
  • Blas Uberuaga (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Gary Was (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Peng Xu (Westinghouse Electric Company, USA)
  • Yanwen Zhang (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yongfeng Zhang (Idaho National Laboratory, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Dilpuneet Aidhy
University of Wyoming
Department of Mechanical Engineering
307-766-5424, daidhy@uwyo.edu

Kazuto Arakawa
Shimane University

Estelle Meslin
CEA – Saclay
33-(0)1-69-08-21-68, estelle.meslin@cea.fr

Haixuan Xu
University of Tennessee
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
865-974-6183, xhx@utk.edu