Issue No. 34 Autumn
(November 2011)


ENS News

Word from the President

High Scientific Council position paper: The accident at Fukushima

Euratom E&T actions under the 7th FP (2007 – 2013)

ENS Events

Pime 2012

RRFM 2012

TopSafe 2012

TopFuel 2012

ENC 2012

Member Societies

The Centre for Technology Transfer’s new patented technology and equipment for the reprocessing of radwaste

The 15th edition of the Alexandru Ene Drawing and Essay-writing Competition

Nuclearelectrica SA and “Nuclear Energy’s” 2011 Seminar Programme: by popular demand

New book dealing with the events at Fukushima is published

The Slovenian Nuclear Society organises New Energy for New Europe conference

In Memoriam - Frigyes Reisch

The HNS welcomes the new Hungarys Energy Strategy

SNE - 37th Annual Meeting

International Symposium on Nuclear Energy – SIEN 2011

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology puts learning spotlight on fusion

Frédéric Joliot/Otto Hahn
Summer School course on Nuclear Reactor  Physics, Fuels and Systems

Corporate Members

ENS NEWS welcomes a new corporate member

The latest tube furnace form Linn High Therm

NRG starts 1000th isotope production cycle for the treatment of pancreatic and intestinal cancer

China is the stage as WANO presents its 2011Nuclear Excellence Awards

ONET TECHNOLOGIES continues its international development at a sustained rate in Bulgaria

Health Impact of Pre- and Early Post-natal Irradiation: State-of-the-art

Westinghouse Appoints Yves Brachet as President, EMEA Region

YGN Report

Polish Young Generation promotes knowledge of all things nuclear


ENS World News

NucNet News

ENS sponsored conferences

ENS Members

Links to ENS Member Societies

Links to ENS Corporate Members

Editorial staff


PIME 2012

PIME 2012
12 - 15 February 2012 in Warsaw, Poland


RRFM 2012

RRFM 2012
18 - 22 March 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic


TopSafe 2012

TopSafe 2012
22 - 26 April 2012 in Helsinki, Finland


TopFuel 2012

TopFuel 2012
2 - 6 September 2012 in Manchester, United Kingdom


ENC 2012

ENC 2012
9 - 12 December 2012 in Manchester, United Kingdom


TopFuel 2012

TopFuel 2012 - Call for Papers

TopFuel 2012 will take place from 2 – 6 September 2012 in Manchester, UK.

TopFuel’s primary objective is to bring together leading specialists in the field from around the world to analyse advances in nuclear fuel management technology and to use the findings of the latest cutting-edge research to help manufacture the high performance nuclear fuels of today and tomorrow.

More information is available on the TopFuel 2012 Conference Website:

The TopFuel 2012 Programme Committee is calling for both oral and poster presentations on the following topics:

Operation and Experience
Fuel operating experience and performance; reliability; high burn-up fuels; water side corrosion and hydriding; stress corrosion cracking; MOX fuel performance; post irradiation data; pool-site examination; radiation effects; water chemistry and corrosion counter-measures; assembly distortion; mixed-core operation; re-use after transportation/storage.

Transient Fuel Behaviour
Transient fuel behaviour and criteria (RIA, LOCA, ATWS, power ramps …); fuel safety-related issues; pellet cladding interaction (PCMI/PCI); transient fission gas releases; cladding bursting/ballooning, pellet fragmentation/dispersal during transient events; small and large-scale fuel testing facilities; fuel behaviour under extended loss of cooling, re-criticality.

Design and Materials
Advances in fuel assembly design; fuel processing and manufacturing; cladding and structural alloy development; MOX fuel design and manufacturing; fuel design for improved thermal hydraulics, mechanical and corrosion-resistant behaviour; irradiation experience in test reactors; accident resistant fuel; fuel design  optimisation for disposal; innovative fuel concepts.

Development, verification and validation of fuel modelling codes; multiscale modelling; multi-physics coupling; fuel behaviour modelling during operation and under back-end conditions; water chemistry modelling; treatment of uncertainty; statistical analysis; design and analysis methods.

Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation
Interim storage; reprocessing; closed fuel cycles; criticality; fuel behaviour in dry containers, wet storage ponds and during transportation; long-term storage strategies; ageing; R&D activities; fuel database management.

Mark your diaries and be a part of it! Upload your abstracts on before 15 February 2012.

Authors should submit their abstract text in English through the Abstract Submission System on by:

15 February 2012

Deadline for draft paper submission: 8 May 2012
Revision of papers and author notification: 15 June 2012
Deadline Final Paper: 1 August 2012

Email ALL correspondence to

Your abstract contribution will be included in the Conference
Proceedings (Transactions) that will be available on CD-ROM (after the conference) and posted on the ENS website: with reference number ISBN 978-92-95064-16-4

Abstract review

The abstracts received will be peer reviewed by the TopFuel 2012 Programme Committee. Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by 27 March 2012.

TopFuel 2012 Conference Secretariat


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