LaGrange Park, IL (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
The American Nuclear Society (ANS) Annual Conference, to be held June 24-28 in Chicago, IL, will feature an embedded topical meeting on Nuclear Fuels and Structural Materials for Next Generation Nuclear Reactors (NFSM 2012), ANS President Eric Loewen, PhD, announced today. “NFSM 2012 will bring together a group of materials experts from the nuclear industry, academia, and national laboratories to discuss important emerging research and development in the nuclear materials field,” said Loewen.
NFSM 2012 will cover a wide spectrum of topics ranging from investigation of fuels and materials deformation at picoseconds to very slow aging of concrete and structural materials. Ten categories were provided in the conference call for papers: fast reactor cladding and duct materials, advanced cladding (including alternatives to zirconium alloys), advanced fuel, spent fuel and interim storage, concrete, materials under extreme environments, high temperature materials for nuclear applications, atomistic and microstructure modeling, reprocessing, and the Fukushima accident from both a materials perspective and a policy perspective.
The Opening Plenary for DD&R is on Tuesday, June 26, and features an overview of three topics:
1. Advanced Material Development for Reactors of Today and Tomorrow, J. Busby (ORNL)
2. A European Roadmap on Materials for Nuclear Energy Technology, C. Fazio (KIT)
3. Development of ODS Ferritic Steels for Na-Cooled Fast Reactors, S. Ukai (Hokkaido Univ)
Todd Allen of University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lance Snead of Oak Ridge National Laboratory are General Chairs for the conference. Jacob Eapen of North Carolina State University, K.L. Murty of North Carolina State University, and Heather MacLean Chichester, Nuclear Engineer, served as Technical Program Chairs.
For more information on ANS conferences and topical meetings, please visit http://www.new.ans.org/meetings/.
Established in 1954, ANS is a professional organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its 11,600 members come from diverse technical backgrounds covering the full range of engineering disciplines as well as the physical and biological sciences. They are advancing the application of these technologies to improve the lives of the world community through national and international enterprise within government, academia, research laboratories and private industry.