Issue No. 49 Autumn
(November 2015)


ENS News

Word from the President

TopFuel 2015 in Zürich

Corrosion and Hydrogen Pickup in Zircaloy-2 Channels with and without Proximity to Control Blade

The Effect of Stress Biaxiality on Hydride Reorientation Threshold Stress

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PIME 2016

RRFM 2016

Nestet 2016

ENC 2016

Member Societies

Spanish Nuclear Society

Nuclear Societies sign new MOU to continue UK-Japan collaboration

Slovak Nuclear Society technical visit to Hungary

The 20th  Edition of the „Alexandru Ene” Drawing and Essay Contest

Nuclear 2015

Energy for Humanity: a new voice for the environmental movement

Summer nuclear activities in Hungary

YGN Report

Call for summary IYNC2016

Corporate Members

L-3 MAPPS to Deliver Severe Accident Simulator to Westinghouse for Project in Japan

Algeria boosts expertise in nuclear technology through collaboration between COMENA and SCK•CEN

SCK•CEN presents modernization of BR2 research reactor at IAEA general conference in Vienna

IAEA and SCK•CEN Academy to cooperate deeper in education, training and research

Ansaldo NES – Silo Emptying Plant Mobile Caves

How the uranium enrichment SC "PA ECP" won the trophy as the "Best Fuel Company Enterprise for Civil Protection" from Russia's TVEL

ENS World News

Nuclear reactor core melt accidents. State of knowledge

ENS sponsored conferences

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Editorial staff


PIME 2016

PIME 2016
14 - 17 February 2016 in Bucharest, Romania


RRFM 2016
RRFM 2016
13 - 17 March 2016 in Berlin, Germany
NESTet 2016
NESTet 2016
22 -26 May 2016 in Berlin, Germany
ENC 2016

ENC 2016
9 - 13 October 2016 in Warsaw, Poland

RRFM 2016

Call for Papers

The RRFM/IGORR 2016 Programme Committee is calling for both oral and poster presentations regarding

  • Research reactor nuclear fuel cycle - conversion to LEU fuels; fissile material supply; fresh fuel and targets: origin, qualification, fabrication; in-core fuel management and safety; fuel transportation; fuel and reactor licensing; fuel back-end management including reprocessing, spent fuel storage, corrosion and degradation; fuel cycle economics.

  • Low power research reactors, critical and subcritical assemblies – utilisation, research, education and training programmes, core conversion, licensing, new projects.

  • Utilisation of research reactors – nuclear science and technology including support for nuclear power programmes; E&T; industrial and medical applications, including radio-isotopes production and irradiation/transmutation technology; research reactor networks and coalitions; strategic and business plans.

  • Innovative methods in reactor physics and thermo-hydraulics – development and application of advanced computational methods and tools for core load management (operational and safety analysis, and fuel cycle physics); benchmark exercises; nuclear data improvements.  

  • New research reactor projects - national/regional plans or construction updates of new research reactors; lessons learned from new research reactor projects; development of national infrastructures.

  • Research reactor operation & maintenance and ageing management, – managing reliability issues (commissioning, early operation to end of life related issues); ageing management, modernization, refurbishment, long term operation and life-time extension; maintenance management systems; human resource development and training programmes.

  • Research reactor safety - implementation of updated international safety standards; review of national regulatory requirements on safety and of licensing activities; design review and upgrades including associated facilities (spent fuel storage facilities); safety analysis methods and approaches; Lessons learned after Fukushima Daiichi and complementary safety assessments.

  • Research reactor security – implementation of updated international security recommendations; review of national security regulatory requirements; cyber security standards and facility upgrades; security management; review of emergency and contingency plans; interface security; threat assessment and design basis threat in RR security;

  • Decommissioning and dismantling of research reactors and waste management – strategies and concepts; decommissioning planning; economics; licensing; decontamination and measures to reduce radiation exposure; radiation and environmental protection; treatment, storage and disposal of radioactive waste; logistics and transportation; running projects; D&D lessons learned.

Mark your diaries and be a part of it! Upload your abstracts on before 6 November 2015.

Abstract review

The abstracts received will be peer reviewed under the auspices of the RRFM/IGORR 2016 Programme Committee. Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by 18 December 2016.

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