Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 6 Nov 2017
Ends 10 Nov 2017
Central European Time
Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
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).


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.


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.

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.


Michael I. Ojovan (IAEA, Vienna), Russell J. Hand (University of Sheffield, UK), Local Organiser: Sandro Scandolo