The International Workshop on Radiolysis,
Electrochemistry and Material Performance 2014 (RADEM14)
October 31, 2014 Sapporo, Hokkaido, JAPAN
Radiation effects in nuclear systems affect integrity of structural and fuel materials, system safety, and performance. Therefore, many efforts have been devoted to carrying out studies on radiolysis, electrochemistry, and material performance under radiation environments.
The International Workshop on Radiolysis, Electrochemistry and Material Performance (RADEM) started in Tokyo in 1998 as The International Workshop on Radiolysis and Electrochemistry in Coolant of Light Water Reactors. Since then, the workshop has been organized by a group of researchers from Japan, the USA, and Europe in turn, when the international water chemistry conference was held. To date, nine workshops have been held. Among them, AESJ organized the first and second workshops which held in Japan and the sixth workshop which was held in Korea.
Originally the workshop was organized in order to discuss mainly mitigation technology for the corrosive environment in BWRs such as hydrogen water chemistry (HWC). At that time, application of HWC to plants was spreading in Japan. Since then, awareness of issues on effectiveness of HWC and electrochemical corrosion potential (ECP) has increased. Nowadays, the need for radiolysis studies is increasing. In PWRs, radiolysis of primary water has become an important issue from the viewpoint of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) of nickel base alloys. Moreover, developing the next generation reactors such as the supercritical water-cooled reactor (SCWR) provides new challenges with respect to the radiolysis of water at higher temperature and higher pressure. In addition, much work is also in progress on radiation effects faced in the field of spent nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste repositories.
About 100 specialists have participated in each workshop and there have been many active and fruitful discussions. The workshop has contributed to improvement of science and technologies relating to radiolysis. In September 2012, the 9th workshop was held in Paris, France, and many specialists attended. In 2014, NPC2014 will be held in Sapporo. Therefore, we cordially invite you to the 10th workshop, RADEM14, which will be held in Japan after a 15 year absence.
The workshop will offer participants a chance to gather, and then discuss and share information on various radiation effects in nuclear power plants, reprocessing and radioactive waste management. We expect that the specialists in radiolysis, electrochemistry, and material science attending the workshop will greatly contribute to improvement of nuclear system safety
- The workshop is organized by AESJ.
- Preparatory committee: Members of the NPC2014 Steering Committee
October 31, 2014
- Fundamental research on radiolysis, electrochemistry, and material performance relating to light water reactors
- Advanced nuclear systems: Next generation reactors, supercritical pressure water reactors, fusion reactors, and so on
- Operating plant preventive maintenance: chemical reactions in coolant, corrosion prevention, and corrosive environment monitoring
- Backend of the nuclear fuel cycle: transport, storage, and reprocessing of spent fuel; treatment and disposal of radioactive waste
- Problems relating to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident such as hydrogen production in radiolysis
Abstracts Due December 4, 2013 January 10, 2014
Author Notifications March 4, 2014 March 10, 2014
Advance Program Announced April 30, 2014 June 30, 2014
Presentation File Due September 27, 2014
- Each prospective presenter should prepare an abstract in English and send it as a pdf format file.
- It is recommended to that presenters follow the sample format.
- Abstracts will be distributed to participants on the workshop day.
Destination of Abstract file
Prospective presenters should send their abstract file to the following RADEM14 secretariats address.
Important Information for Workshop Presenters
- Oral presentation (15 min presentation + 5min Q&A)
- Language: English
- Presentation file should be sent by e-mail by September 27, 2014.
- Use MS-Power Point or Adobe PDF format
- Presentation file will be distributed to participants at the workshop.
- No copyright transfer is required
Destination of Presentation file
Presenters should send their presentation file to following RADEM14 secretariats address.
Please use NPC2014 registration system
Please see NPC2014 home page