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