Instrumentation and Measurement Methods in Nuclear Environments
Sunday, November 1, 2015, 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Pacific Salon 3
Organizer: Abdallah Lyoussi CEA/DEN – France
Instrumentation and measurement methods in nuclear environments are key aspects that contribute to the quality of scientific and technological programs in the fields of physics, energy, nuclear fuel cycle, safeguards and radioactive waste management. Furthermore, measurements relying on nuclear physics now play an important role in various fields of application such as biology, medicine and environment.
For nuclear physics and technology side, nuclear experimental/research reactors are widely used around the world for various purposes, such as irradiation of material or fuel samples for present and future power reactors, safety studies, assessment of neutronic parameters (such as neutron absorption cross sections or reaction rates), production of artificial radio-elements, etc.
A sustainable nuclear energy requires research on fuel and material behaviour under irradiation with a high level of performances in order to meet following needs for the benefit of industry and public bodies:
To perform such accurate and innovative progress and developments, specific and ad hoc instrumentation, irradiation devices, measurement methods are necessary to be set up inside or beside the reactor core. These experiments require beforehand in situ and on line sophisticated measurements to accurately determine parameters such as thermal and fast neutron fluxes and nuclear heating in order to precisely monitor and control the conducted assays.
As entitled, this workshop deals with research, development and innovation in the frame of instrumentation and measurement dealing with nuclear experimental reactor such as ZPR (Zero Power Reactors), MTR (Material Testing Reactors), reactor demonstration prototypes for future nuclear power reactor / fission and fusion (GEN IV, ITER...) as well as nuclear fuel cycle, safeguards and homeland security and radioactive waste management.
Workshop topics will concern instrumentation and measurement in the following areas:
Instrumentation and measurement techniques and methodologies for nuclear material control and characterization (nuclear fuel, safeguards, non-proliferation, homeland security, radioactive waste...)
Satellite Workshop on Open Source Software in Medical Imaging
Open source software is established as one of the new successful ways of accelerating software development and scientific discoveries across different scientific domains. In tomography, several packages have been developed and extensively used. The aim of this workshop is to provide a comprehensive summary of existing packages in Medical Imaging relevant to the conference attendees. During this workshop experienced developers will present the most recent developments of image reconstruction software libraries and will include emphasis on software and algorithmic development. Additional time will be allowed for discussion between the speakers and the audience.
For further information about this workshop, please visit https://stir.sourceforge.net/MIC2015SatelliteWorkshop/.