Description
Conditions for applying in this School:

Selected candidates will be expected to actively engage in the programme and present a 20' minute talk (with a time for discussion and questions included) describing own or own group's research summarizing important or recent results on wasteform, spent fuel or nuclear materials of relevance to immobilization studies.
 
Participants are encouraged to set their work in the context of their own national waste management strategy and should first give a brief overview of the types of waste produced and managed in her/his country, and then a current status of waste conditioning and disposal practice (both by means of one or two summary slides).



SCHOOL DESCRIPTION:

Nuclear waste management is a core issue for sustainable development and long-term viability of nuclear energy as energy supply. The main goal of this school is the dissemination of knowledge on optimal methods of synthesis and study of crystalline and glass-crystalline wasteforms for the immobilization of actinides and other long-lived dangerous radionuclides. It aims on transferring experience of ceramic and glass-composite materials fabrication from leading experts to specialists interested in reliable immobilization of toxic nuclides. Directors: Michael I. Ojovan (IAEA), Boris E. Burakov (Radium Institute), Local Organiser: Antonello Scardicchio Description:

The school will bring together researchers from the area of materials science with a focus on crystalline and vitreous materials for nuclear energy. The school will assist experts to better understand the wide range and full potential of material science applied to radioactive waste immobilisation and technology tools and methods devoted to immobilisation and properties of crystalline and glass-crystalline materials. Knowledge transfer will be facilitated between individuals from developed and developing countries, and can be used to develop further the internationally sponsored development of nuclear waste immobilisation using crystalline and glass-crystalline wasteforms. Participants should return from the school with a richer understanding of actinide immobilization technologies and the range of techniques to investigate actinide-containing materials.

Topics:

  • Fundamentals of actinide immobilization;
  • Radiation damage effects in actinide-doped crystalline materials and glasses;
  • Leach behaviour of actinide-doped ceramics and glasses;
  • Advanced materials based on durable actinide host-phases;
  • New types of Pu fuel and targets for actinide transmutation;
  • Interaction of actinide wastes and geological environment;
  • Modelling of actinide migration in geological environment;
  • Actinide behaviour during severe nuclear accident (Chernobyl, Fukushima, etc.) and nuclear tests.

Go to day
  • Monday, 10 September 2018
    • 08:30 - 09:00 SECRETARIAT & REGISTRATION DESK WILL BE OPEN FROM 08:30 TO 09:00, ground floor, da Vinci building
      FOR VISITORS RECEIVING FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE ICTP 
      
      ONLY AFTER CHECK-IN HAS BEEN COMPLETED WITH GUESTHOUSE
      
      PLEASE PROCEED TO:
      
      Operations and cashier desk will be open in the afternoon of Monday 10 September
      from 13:30 to 15:00 
      Ground floor, Enrico Fermi building
      
      thereafter on Tuesday and Friday 
      from 08.30 - 12.00  and 13.30 - 14.30  
      
      
      Location:
    • 09:00 - 20:00 OPENING. INTRODUCTION TO CERAMIC AND GLASS PROCESSING, AND ACTINIDE IMMOBILIZATION
      Location: 2 Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Introduction 45'
        Speaker: Organising committee: M. Ojovan, B. Burakov, A. Scardicchio. WE Lee, F. Bart
        Material: Slides
      • 09:45 Invited lecture: Actinides Science 45'
        Speaker: Ross Springell
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Break 15'
      • 10:45 Invited Lecture: How to synthetize a good ceramic? 45'
        Speaker: William (Bill) E Lee
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 Invited lecture: How to synthetize a good glass? 30'
        Speaker: Florence Bart
        Material: Slides
      • 12:00 Open Discussion I: How to immobilize actinides? 30'
        Speaker: B. Burakov, WE Lee, M Ojovan
      • 12:30 Lunch 1h0'
      • 13:30 Open Discussion II: How to immobilize actinides? 45'
        Speaker: B. Burakov, WE Lee, M Ojovan
      • 14:15 Invited lecture: Fundamentals of radiation damage 45'
        Speaker: M. Rushton
        Material: Slides
      • 15:00 Break 15'
      • 15:15 Self-glowing crystals with Pu238 20'
        Speaker: Iulia Ipatova
        Material: Slides
      • 15:35 Self-glowing ceramics with Pu238 25'
        Speaker: Oxana Bogdanova
        Material: Slides
      • 16:00 Introducing of each participant by him(her)-self 1h0'
      • 18:00 Social event 2h0' ( TERRACE ( Outside Cafeteria ) )
  • Tuesday, 11 September 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00 RADIATION DAMAGE EFFECTS IN ACTINIDE-DOPED MATERIALS AND GLASSES
      • 09:00 Invited Lecture: Radiation damage in crystalline wasteforms 45'
        Speaker: Maik Lang
        Material: Slides
      • 09:45 Invited lecture: Radiation damages in vitreous wasteforms 45'
        Speaker: Christophe Jegou
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Break 15'
      • 10:45 Leach Behaviour of actinide-doped ceramics and glasses 45'
        Speaker: Bella Zubekhina
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 Open Discussion: Leach Behaviour of actinide-doped ceramics and glasses: approaches and methods to work with radioactive materials 1h0'
        Speaker: B. Burakov
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch 1h0'
      • 13:30 Invited Lecture: Leach behaviour of Spent Fuel, Actinides-doped materials 45'
        Speaker: Christophe Jegou
        Material: Slides
      • 14:15 Invited lecture: Leach behaviour of Corium 45'
        Speaker: Daniel Serrano-Purroy
        Material: Slides
      • 15:00 Break 15'
      • 15:15 Invited lecture: Corrosion Behaviour of Glass 45'
        Speaker: John Vienna
        Material: Slides
      • 16:00 The CERUS project in the Argentina's back-end strategy for the research reactor spent fuel 20'
        Speaker: Ariel Chaves
        Material: Slides
      • 16:20 Immobilization of simulated nuclear wastes in yttrium aluminosilicate glass 20'
        Speaker: Diana Lago (ARGENTINA)
      • 16:40 Natural analogues of actinide ceramic waste forms 20'
        Speaker: Quinxiang Cao (CHINA)
        Material: Slides
  • Wednesday, 12 September 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00 ACTINIDE BEHAVIUOR DURING SEVERE NUCLEAR ACCIDENT, AND DURING NUCLEAR TESTS
      • 09:00 Invited Lecture: Actinide Behaviour during severe nuclear accident - Chernobyl 45'
        Speaker: Boris Burakov
        Material: Slides
      • 09:45 Invited lecture: Fission Product Behaviour under Light Water Reactor Sever Accident in the Light of Fukushima Dai-ichi NPS 45'
        Speaker: Masahiko Osaka
      • 10:30 Break 15'
      • 10:45 Invited Lecture: Actinide Behaviour during severe nuclear accident – TMI 45'
        Speaker: Andriy Sizov
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 Invited Lecture: Isotopic composition of plutonium in the Arctic Seas and identification of the sources of contamination 1h0'
        Speaker: Andrey Stepanov
      • 12:30 Lunch 1h0'
      • 13:30 Invited Lecture: Raman characterization of corium 45'
        Speaker: Sandrine Miro
        Material: Slides
      • 14:15 Understanding the Effectiveness of Plutonium Surrogates for Waste and Stockpile Immobilisation 22'
        Speaker: Lewis Blackburn (UK)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:37 The role of nuclear material characterisation laboratory in the radioactive waste research 23'
        Speaker: Fabio Girardi (ITALY)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:00 Break 15'
      • 15:15 The effect of composition on chemical properties of borosilicate glasses containing potassium oxide. 52'
        Speaker: Zohreh Hamnabard
      • 16:07 Vitrification in Iran 53'
        Speaker: Amir Charkhi (IRAN)
        Material: Slides
  • Thursday, 13 September 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00 ADVANCED MATERIALS BASED ON DURABLE ACTINIDE HOST-PHASES – NEW TYPES OF Pu FUELS AND TARGETS FOR ACTINIDE TRANSMUTATION
      • 09:00 Invited Lecture: Development of nuclear electric batteries based on durable actinide-doped crystals 45'
        Speaker: Maria Zamoryanskaya
        Material: Slides
      • 09:45 Invited Lecture: New types of Pu fuel and targets for actinide transmutation 45'
        Speaker: Philippe Martin
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Break 15'
      • 10:45 Invited Lecture: Pu-loaded glasses and crystals: evolution due to self-irradiation 45'
        Speaker: Andrey Shiryaev
        Material: Slides
      • 11:30 Invited Lecture: Accident tolerant fuels 1h0'
        Speaker: Simon Middleburgh
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch 1h0'
      • 13:30 Temperature Dependent Radiation Stability of Pyrochlore Under Swift Ion Irradiation 30'
        Speaker: Saurabh Kr. Sharma
      • 14:00 Micro-structural analysis & radiation stability studies in undoped and cerium doped zirconolite 30'
        Speaker: Kaur Rajveer
        Material: Slides
      • 14:30 Structural response of zirconolite-type compositions on swift heavy ion irradiation 30'
        Speaker: Gupta Merry (INDIA)
      • 15:00 Break 15'
      • 15:15 High Level radioactive waste treatment in India 52'
        Speaker: Asha (INDIA)
      • 16:07 Nuclear Waste: Thorium fuel Vs. Uranium fuel 53'
        Speaker: Elsalamouny Noura (EGYPT)
  • Friday, 14 September 2018
    • 09:00 - 12:30 MODELLING OF ACTINIDE MIGRATION IN GEOLOGICAL – INTERACTION OF ACTINIDE WASTES AND GEOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT
      • 09:00 Invited Lecture: Modelling of actinide migration in geological environment 45'
        Speaker: Laurent De Windt
        Material: Slides
      • 09:45 Invited Lecture: Actinide transfer in-situ of geological formations: mineral-chemical and isotope-geochemical aspects 45'
        Speaker: Vladislav A. Petrov
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Break 15'
      • 10:45 Invited Lecture: Migration of radionuclides: actual issues 45'
        Speaker: Lara Duro
      • 11:30 Closure Session / Feedback 1h0'