INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on ADVANCEMENTS in NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTATION MEASUREMENT METHODS and their APPLICATIONS
Workshop n°1 Instrumentation, measurements and characterization for research reactors
Aix-Marseille Université (France)
This workshop, which will be held on Monday June 19th, will focus on research, development and innovation of reactor instrumentation, measurement methods and characterization for experimental nuclear reactors in the fission field, such as Materials Testing Reactors (MTRs).
The workshop will be divided into two parts.
It will begin with overview talks concerning instrumentation needs associated with several research reactors such as MITR in the USA, JHR in France, MARIA in Poland, LVR-15 in the Czech Republic, BR2 in Belgium, and …These talks will present specific features of such reactors and will highlight instrumentation and measurement challenges, constraints, technological drawbacks and breakthroughs, metrological and performance requirements, research programs, and prospects.
The remainder of the workshop will be dedicated to different oral presentations focusing on work and results obtained in the framework of ongoing research programs. Topics could concern:
Then this workshop will be dedicated to different oral presentations focusing on works and results obtained in the frameworks of ongoing research programs. Topics could concern:
These talks will detail different steps: design, development, tests under laboratory conditions, calibration, qualifications under real conditions and interpretation.
Moreover, this workshop is designed to foster discussion and exchanges of information and ideas between the participants including recognized experts, scientists, PhD students, and post-doctoral researchers.
For more information on this workshop, please contact the organizers.
MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory (USA)
Workshop n°2 Radiation Effects in Electronics for Nuclear and Physics Instrumentation – II
This workshop will continue an initiative launched in 2015 in Lisbon. This second session will specifically survey current and future solutions for electronics used in nuclear and physics instrumentation, covering basic mechanisms in both nuclear and semiconductor physics, technological aspects, hardening solutions and reliability issues at device and circuit-level.
Aix-Marseille Université (France)
Workshop n°3 Imaging in nuclear environment
The workshop aims to review experience with imaging devices exposed to neutron and gamma radiation in order to develop the way forward to imaging solutions that may be useful e.g. in ITER or DEMO.
The wavelength of interest for such imaging devices spans from X-rays to IR.
Particularly interesting topics are:
Outline of the agenda:
Introduction of IO needs environmental conditions and plans regarding imaging
5-6 Dedicated presentations – prompted by organizers or spontaneous proposals
Round table discussion along the main topics of the workshop
ITER Organization (France)
Workshop n°4 Reactor Dosimetry: why and how does it improve the calibration of nuclear instrumentation
The accurate monitoring of neutron and gamma flux is a key aspect in a variety of applications like nuclear reactor operation, radioprotection, nuclear research, and medical applications. Dedicated instrumentation such as ionization gas chambers, fission chambers, self powered neutron detectors, semi-conductors, etc, have been designed and allow a quite easy measurement of the relative variation of the neutron or gamma signal during operation. Absolute measurement values of the neutron or gamma flux however require calibration of the instrumentation, and its quality and accuracy fully impacts the measurement accuracy that can be obtained. Detectors are often provided with “efficiency” values that have been obtained from calibration measurements either in reference fields or in a secondary way using other previously calibrated detectors. This calibration has to be examined with respect to the real operating conditions of the instrumentation which could drastically change the response function of the detector. Reactor Dosimetry is an accurate way to achieve the calibration of reference fields, and could also provide in situ calibration of the instrumentation.
After a description of the reactor dosimetry principle and possibilities, the workshop will focus on reference techniques and installations. Then, several cases of application in nuclear design and operation, radioprotection, accelerator and medical, will illustrate the improvements generated by the use of the reactor dosimetry.
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