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Included in Microscopy and Microanalysis/IUMAS 2014, August 3-7 Hartford, CT

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This symposium focuses on addressing the challenges inherent in the preparation, analysis, and data interpretation of nuclear and irradiated materials and will focus on:

  • Preparation of irradiated materials, including  techniques, facilities and equipment
  • Development of standard reference materials or standardless methods for analysis
  • Light element analysis (e.g. B, C, O, N in Pu or U, in carbide, nitride or oxide fuels)
  • Analytical procedures adapted for innovative structural materials, such as ceramic matrix composites (SiC/SiC), or for inert matrix fuels
  • Analysis of nuclear materials (irradiated or fresh), including fuel or structural components
  • Ways of combining disparate types of instruments (e.g. FIB, EPMA, SIMS, LEAP, SEM/EDS, XPS, TEM) to obtain complimentary data from samples
  • Modeling approaches that aid in the collection and interpretation of microscopy data

 

Understanding the properties and behavior of nuclear materials as components or fuels throughout all stages of the fuel cycle (as fabricated, in-pile, accidental conditions or long-term storage conditions), requires a set of thermomechanic, neutronic or thermodynamic modeling tools. Data for such modeling arises from the microanalysis of these materials, which requires complex analytical techniques and equipment.  Such techniques and equipment are difficult to develop, test, and implement, particularly when handling irradiated materials.   This symposium will highlight approaches to addressing these challenges including sample preparation techniques, analytical approaches, facility and equipment set-up and modification, modeling, and data interpretation.

 

This symposium is embedded in the 2014 edition of Microscopy and Microanalysis and International Union of Microbeam Analysis Societies International congresses. This Conference also offers an excellent opportunity to open new contacts in other scientific topics

For more information please visit MM2014 website or contact a member of the committee:

http://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2014/index.cfm

 

Symposium Organizing Committee:

Karen E. Wright, Fuel Fabrication and Characterization, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83415, Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Telephone 1(208)533-7940, Facsimile: 1(208)533-7863

Adam Robinson, Fuel Performance and Design, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83415, Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Telephone: 1(208)533-7414, Facsimile: 1(208)533-7863

Olivier Dugne, Fuel Cycle Technology Department CEA Marcoule, BP 17171, 30207 Bagnols sur Cèze, France, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Telephone 33 607528238, Facsimile:  33 466339272

Philipp Poeml, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Telephone 49(7247)951-867, Facsimile: 49(7247)951-99176