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Important dates
Jun. 1, 2013 Second announcement
Aug. 31, 2013 Registration due
Sept. 7, 2013 Abstract due, final program
Sept. 14, 2013 Registration from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM.

Safety and reliability during the long-term, efficient operation of nuclear power plants (NPPs) have been of great concern of the society, in particular after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. Design, fabrication and performance of structural materials are key factors dominating the safety and reliability of NPPs. With the rapid development of nuclear power industry in China, design and fabrication of materials for manufacturing the key components have been more important due to the construction of a number of NPPs in the future and the demand for safe and reliable operation of NPPs. In the meantime, research on the environmental degradation of nuclear materials has been more pressing to support the ageing management of the key materials and components in the operating NPPs. The first International Symposium on Nuclear Materials---Degradation and Safety in Light Water Nuclear Power Plant, and the second International Symposium on Materials and Reliability in Nuclear Power Plants have been successfully held in Shenyang, China in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Both symposiums brought together more than one-hundred specialists, researchers and engineers from the academia and industry, and made a contribution to understand and remedy the material problems in construction, operation and lifetime-extension of NPPs. The symposium is intended to enhance the cooperation between the academia and industry, as well as to promote the research and development of nuclear materials in China and other countries, and it is held in a two-year series. The third symposium will have invited talks from academia and industry leaders and a panel to foster a general discussion of emergent material problems in NPPs. We expect the third symposium to attain the following goals:
    • Discuss on material problems in design, manufacture and operation of the key components in NPPs.
     • Discuss on environmental degradation of the key structural materials raised by lifetime extension of NPPs.
     • Exchange new ideas, concepts and progress in the research of environmental degradation of materials in NPPs.
     • Promote further cooperation between the academia and industry, in efforts to support the operational safety and reliability of nearly one-hundred NPPs in China in the future.
      We invite you to attend the symposium for exchanging your ideas with leaders of industry and academia from around the world.






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