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The deadline has been extended to: 28 January 2020

This two-week workshop provides early-stage career researchers with a quantitative understanding of the impact of radiation damage on materials for existing fission and proposed fusion reactors. The emphasis is on the conceptual progression of theoretical and experimental techniques across spatial and time scales from atomistic descriptions to the macroscopic behaviour of bulk material.


•    Irradiated material: defect production and damage metrics
•    Dose-rate, damage energies, atomic displacement
•    Neutron-induced defects: transmutation, activation, depletion
•    Nuclear kinematics
•    Primary damage and beyond: cascades, voids, swelling
•    Correlation and prediction of material behaviour under irradiation
•    Paradigms for irradiation testing
•    Ion irradiation as a proxy for neutrons
•    Multiscale modelling of defects in nuclear materials
•    Evolution of surfaces under irradiation
•    The effect of neutron and surrogate radiation on the properties of fusion-relevant materials
•    Prospects for high-entropy alloys in nuclear materials applications
•    Hydrogen isotope deposition, trapping and permeation

Further information about the Radiation Damage in Nuclear Systems: from Bohr to Young, can be found on the Atomic and Molecular Data Unit website at the following link:


Sergei Dudarev, UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK
Yves Ferro, Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France
Mark Gilbert, UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK
Wim Haeck, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Wolfgang Jacob, IPP-Garching, Germany
Juan Knaster, Fusion for Energy, European Union
Alexander Knowles, University of Birmingham, UK
Sergio Lozano-Perez, University of Oxford, UK
Lorenzo Malerba, CIEMAT, Spain
Sabina Markelj, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Jaime Marian, University of California, USA
Dmitry Matveev, Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Germany
Kai Nordlund, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jeremy Pencer, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Canada
Thomas Schwarz-Selinger, IPP-Garching, Germany
Marta Serrano, CIEMAT, Spain
Jean-Christophe Sublet, IAEA
Udo von Toussaint, IPP-Garching, Germany
Gary Was, University of Michigan, USA
Steven Zinkle, University of Tennessee, USA


A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

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