Description
The Workshop on Fundamentals of Vitrification and Vitreous Materials for Nuclear Waste Immobilisation is jointly organized by The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).


PURPOSE

The Workshop is devoted to advances in understanding fundamentals of vitrification and utilization of vitreous materials in nuclear applications focusing on topics related to immobilization of nuclear wastes.


FOCUS

The workshop will bring together researchers from the area of materials science with a focus on vitreous materials for nuclear energy and will promote scientific exchange among material science experts. It will assist experts from nuclear energy research, materials science and vitrification to better understand and appreciate the wide range and full potential of glass science and technology tools and methods devoted to vitrification and properties of vitreous materials.


TOPICS
The main topics of the Workshop are:
  • Fundamentals of vitrification and structural changes at glass transition;
  • Stability of glassy state and durability of vitreous materials;
  • Viscous flow in vitreous materials and the viscosity of glasses and melts;
  • Nuclear waste vitrification and properties of vitreous wasteforms;
  • Self-heating and self-irradiation effects in glasses containing radioactive waste;
  • Theoretical methods to investigate and simulate glasses and melts at glass transition;
  • Uses of computer codes for study of microstructure, ageing and corrosion of glasses.
Go to day
  • Monday, 6 November 2017
    • 08:30 - 19:30 Monday, 6 November 2017
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 08:30 Registration & Administrative Formalities 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - (Lower Level 1) )
        c/o SECRETARIAT 
        Slot reserved for Participants not staying in ICTP Guesthouses, All Invited Lecturers & Invited Speakers.
        (Participants staying in ICTP Guesthouses may register upon check-in at the Guesthouse Reception desks.)
        AFTER having registered, Visitors funded by the ICTP must collect their dues at the Operations Office c/o E. Fermi building, ground floor (Mon, Tue & Fri, 8:30-12:00/13:30-14:30).
      • 09:45 Introduction by the Organizers 45'
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 11:00 Invited lecture 1: Fundamentals of the glassy state and the glass transition 45'
        Speaker: Michael Ojovan (IAEA, Vienna, Austria)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:45 Invited lecture 2: Fragility concept and the glass transition 45'
        Speaker: Austen Angell (Arizona State University, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Invited lecture 3: Waste vitrification – overview of current practice 45'
        Speaker: Ian Pegg (The Catholic University of America, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:45 Improving the chemical durability of radiation stable glasses 30'
        Speaker: Arvind Ananthanarayanan (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:15 Materials Based Issues within Vitrification Furnaces 30'
        Speaker: Pranesh Sengupta (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:45 Coffee Break 15' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 16:00 POSTER: Dislocation Loops in Yttria Stabilized Zirconia 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
        Speaker: Akm Saiful Islam Bhuian (Kyushu University, Japan)
        Material: Poster
      • 16:30 POSTER: Preparation and Characterization of Complex Oxide: Host material for radioactive waste 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
        Speaker: Asha (M S University of Baroda, India)
      • 18:30 Get-Together 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
  • Tuesday, 7 November 2017
    • 09:00 - 17:00 Tuesday, 7 November 2017
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Invited lecture 4: Experimental methods to examine the structure of melts and glasses 45'
        Speaker: Dmitri Louzguine (Tohoku University, Japan)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:45 Invited lecture 5: Molecular Dynamic simulation of glass structures 45'
        Speaker: Jean-Marc Delaye (CEA Marcoule, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 11:00 Invited lecture 6: Glass, crystallisation and phase separation 45'
        Speaker: Sophie Schuller (CEA Marcoule, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:45 Invited lecture 7: Viscosity of glass forming liquids 45'
        Speaker: Yuanzheng Yue (Aalborg University, Denmark)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Invited lecture 8: Glasses for difficult and other waste streams 45'
        Speaker: Florence Bart (CEA Marcoule, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:45 Nuclear waste vitrification and properties of vitreous wasteforms 30'
        Speaker: Zafar Iqbal (Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Pakistan)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:15 Overview of China Nuclear Waste Vitrification 30'
        Speaker: Kai Xu (Wuhan University of Technology, China)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:45 Coffee Break 15' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 16:00 POSTER: Effect of oxidized powder particles on the structural & mechanical properties of hot-pressed silicon nitride composite 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
        Speaker: Awais Qadir (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
        Material: Poster
  • Wednesday, 8 November 2017
    • 09:00 - 17:00 Wednesday, 8 November 2017
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Invited scientific report 1: Chemical durability of vitreous wasteforms 45'
        Speaker: Stéphane Gin (CEA Marcoule, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:45 Invited scientific report 2: Relaxation aspects of the glass transition 45'
        Speaker: Michael Ojovan (IAEA, Vienna, Austria)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 11:00 Invited scientific report 3: The glass transition 45'
        Speaker: Yuanzheng Yue (Aalborg University, Denmark)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:45 Invited scientific report 4: Glass Crystallisation – recent advances 45'
        Speaker: Laurent Cormier (IMPMC, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Group Photograph 5' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 12:35 Lunch Break 1h25' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Invited scientific report 5: Thermodynamic modelling of nuclear waste glasses 45'
        Speaker: Pierre Benigni (Aix Marseille Universite, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:45 Dynamical theory of shear bands in structural glasses 30'
        Speaker: Apiwat Wisitsorasak (King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi , Thailand)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:15 Long-term glass leaching: irradiation as a way to refine mechanisms 30'
        Speaker: Magaly Tribet (CEA Marcoule, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:45 Coffee Break 15' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 16:00 POSTER: Conditioning of radioactive waste and their basic atomic structure 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
        Speaker: Csaba Araczki (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
  • Thursday, 9 November 2017
    • 09:00 - 16:00 Thursday, 9 November 2017
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Invited scientific report 6: Physical modelling of glass melts 45'
        Speaker: Emilien Sauvage (CEA Marcoule, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:45 Invited scientific report 7: MD of nuclear waste glasses 45'
        Speaker: Jean-Marc Delaye (CEA Marcoule, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 11:00 Invited scientific report 8: Metallic glasses 45'
        Speaker: Dmitri Louzguine (Tohoku University, Japan)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:45 Invited scientific report 9: Radiation damage in glasses I 45'
        Speaker: Sylvain Peuget (CEA Marcoule, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Leaching and Chemical Alteration of Borosilicate Glass Doped with 238Pu 45'
        Speaker: Bella Zubekhina (V.G.Khlopin Radium Institute, Russia)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:45 Structure – dissolution relationship of a ZnO / CaO-modified base glass for high level waste 30'
        Speaker: Adam Fisher (University of Sheffield, UK)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:15 POSTER: Kinetic Study of Yttrium Aluminosilicate Glasses Crystallization by Isoconversional Methods 30'
        Speaker: Diana Lago (Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina)
        Material: Poster
      • 15:45 Coffee Break 15' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
  • Friday, 10 November 2017
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Friday, 10 November 2017
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Invited scientific report 10: Radiation damage in glasses II 45'
        Speaker: Anamul Haq Mir (University of Huddersfield, UK)
      • 09:45 Invited scientific report 11: Chemical durability - new approaches 45'
        Speaker: Thorsten Geisler-Wierwille (Universitat Bonn, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 11:00 Invited scientific report 12: Mechanical properties of waste glasses 45'
        Speaker: Russell Hand (University of Sheffield, UK)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:45 Discussions & Closure 45'
        Speaker: The Organizers