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Scope:

The International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials is the major international forum for information exchange about materials to be used in future fusion power systems. ICFRM-16 is the next meeting in this conference series. It will again assemble the world community to present their results on research, development, and deployment of materials for ITER, other nearer term experimental plasma devices and longer term fusion power sources. The scope of the conference ranges from fundamental materials science to predicting and optimizing in-service materials performance, and will be delivered in a mix of invited and contributed oral and poster presentations.

Topics:
All subjects on materials and materials technology for current fusion devices and future fusion reactors are appropriate for this conference. These topics will include, but are not limited to:
  1. Advanced materials development including fabrication and joining
    - Ferritic/martensitic steels
    - Advanced steels, ODS steels
    - Ceramics, ceramic composites and other low-Z materials
    - Tungsten, refractory alloys and other high-Z materials
    - Vanadium and its alloys
    - Other structural alloys
  2. Fusion specific applications of materials
    - Plasma-facing materials
    - High heat flux materials
    - Breeding and multiplying materials
    - Insulating materials
    - Plasma diagnostic system materials
    - Magnet materials
  3. Materials technologies and testing in IFMIF, ITER and beyond
    - Test blanket module material technologies and issues
    - ITER material technologies and issues
    - IFMIF and other intense fusion neutron sources
  4. Materials-design interface issues
    - Codes, standards, and materials databases
    - Safety criteria and requirements
  5. Fundamentals of radiation effects and advanced characterization
    - Defect production and properties
    - Microstructural evolution
    - Mechanical property changes
    - Fundamental helium, hydrogen, and tritium effects
    - Advanced characterization and specimen test technology
6.      Multi-scale modelling
- Multi-scale modelling for design
- Modelling to predict the performance of fusion materials and systems
- New developments of multi-scale approaches for designing radiation resistant materials
7.      Environmental effects
- Tritium retention and transport
- Oxidation / corrosion
- Chemical compatibility
- Barrier coatings
8.      Programs and strategies
- Cross-cutting approaches
-      Cross-cutting materials issues for fusion and fission nuclear power
-      The Broader Approach and other international collaborations
-      Education and training
Applications of computational methods and computation materials science are encouraged in all of these categories.
Publication:
All Papers will be peer reviewed to a high standard. Accepted papers will be published in special issues of Journal of Nuclear Materials or Fusion Science and Technology. The working language of the conference is English.
Call for Abstracts:
On-line abstract submission will be available starting January 3, 2013. Abstracts of no more than 350 words must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, February 28, 2013.  Instructions and a MS Word template will be provided for on-line abstract submission through the conference website at the following link
Acceptance of abstracts for presentation will be based on rigorous review, and authors will be notified by May 31, 2013. Abstracts that fall outside the scope of the conference, describe previously reported results, or do not demonstrate a high standard will be rejected. Submissions by graduate students describing their work are encouraged. The accepted abstracts will be distributed at registration.
Registration
Earlyregistration for the conference will be available starting July 15, 2013 and ending October 18, 2013. Authors and conference attendees are asked to register through the website. Students are requested to register under the authority of his/her faculty advisor.
The regular registration fee includes a copy of the conference proceedings, a welcoming reception, refreshments and the banquet. The student fee does not include the proceedings and banquet. The accompanying person fee includes the banquet. Detailed registration information will be available at the conference website

Type of Registration
Before September 30 (Early-Registration)
After September 30
Regular
5,000 RMB
5,500 RMB
Student
2,500 RMB
3,000 RMB
Accompany person
750 RMB
750 RMB

Conference Venue and Social Activities:
All conference activities will be held in the 
Capital Hotel, located in the scenic downtown area of Beijing that includes historical sites, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, etc. All are within walking distance, and near the well-known Wang Fujing shopping area.Beijing is surrounded by the Yanshan Mountains on the west, north and east, while the Yongding River lies to its Southeast.Beijing stands on this plain and faces Beijing Bay of the Bohai Sea. The city enjoys a moderate continental climate, especially during the colorful and charming Golden Autumn. Daytime high temperatures of 18°C are anticipated. 
Early hotel registration is encouraged to take advantage of the limited block of rooms at the very favorable conference rate. A special program will be available to help participants and their guests enjoy the numerous famous historical sites which possess great aesthetic and cultural value. These include a variety of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites, such as Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Ming Tombs, YonghePalace etc., as well as a myriad of temples, shrines and other famous sites.
The hotel website is: http://www.capitalhotel.com.cn/
Airports and Access:
The Capital hotel is 30 km from Beijing International Airport, and it can be reached by train (Airport train to Dongzhimen station, transfer to No.2 subway, Chongwenmen station), bus (Airport Bus to Beijing railway station, transfer to No.9 or No.729 bus, Taijichang station), taxi or rental car. International participants are encouraged, however, to arrive at the Capital hotel by taxi. Travel time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 45 minutes.
  • Abstract submission opens: January 3, 2013 /Thursday
  • Abstract submission closesFebruary 28, 2013/Friday
  • Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2013/Friday
  • Early registration opens on the website:July 15, 2013/Monday
  • Third Announcement: August 19, 2013/Monday
  • Early registration Closes;September 30, 2013/Monday
  • Final manuscripts due:  October 25, 2013/Friday
  • Conference Dates: October 20 to 26, 2013
  • Satellite meetings can be scheduled Friday afternoon and Saturday after the conference.
Establishing Contact
Participants interested in attending ICFRM-16 are asked to fill in a participant contact form on the website http://icfrm16.ustb.edu.cn/ as soon as possible. This information will help the organizers to keep participants informed of the latest developments and provide a database that will be enormously helpful in planning the conference.
Special Note to International Travelers
The success of ICFRM-16 depends on full participation by the worldwide community of scientists and engineers. Given the extended time needed to process visa applications, we encourage international participants requiring a China visa to inform the General Chairman at the earliest possible date, through the website address: http://icfrm16.ustb.edu.cn/Visa/, for a visa support letter.
Conference Committee Chairs
General Chairman
Prof. Jin-Wu XU, President of University of Science & Technology of Beijing (USTB)
Co-chair, Academician Chang-Chun GE, Professor of USTB
General Secretariat
Prof. Qing-Zhi YAN, University of Science & Technology of Beijing (USTB)
Prof. FeiGAO, USTB & Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Conference Consultant
Dr. F.W. Wiffen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Chairman of International Advisory Committee
Dr. Steven J. Zinkle, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Chairman of Technical Program Committee
Prof. Jin-Nan YU, USTB & China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE)
Co-chair, Dr. Rick Kurtz Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Co-chair, Dr. Eberhard Diegele, Fusion for Energy (F4E)
Co-chair, Prof. Akihiko Kimura, Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University
Co-chair, Prof. Guang-Nan LUO, Institute of Plasma Physics of Chinese Academy (ASIPP)
Chairman of Local Organization Committee
Prof. Xuan-hui QU, Director, Research Institute for Advanced Materials Technology (USTB)
Co-chair, Prof. Guang-Hong LU, Beihang University, School of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (BUAA).
Chairman of Pre-conference Seminar
Prof. Yu-gang WANG, Peking University (PKU)
Chairman of Publication Committee
Prof. Zhang-Jian ZHOU, University of Science & Technology of Beijing (USTB)
Co-chair,Prof. Takeo Muroga, National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS)
Co-chair, Dr. Nermin Uckan (ORNL)
Co-chair, Dr. Chuck Henager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Chairman of Satellite Meetings
Prof. Ji-ming CHEN, Southwest Institute of Physics (SWIP)
Chairman of Corporate Exhibitors and Sponsorship
Prof. Ying-chun Zhang, University of Science & Technology of Beijing (USTB)
Conference Secretaries
Dr. Shu-ming WANG, University of Science & Technology of Beijing (USTB)
Dr. Min.XIA, University of Science & Technology of Beijing (USTB)
Shao-ting Lang, University of Science & Technology of Beijing (USTB)
Webmaster
Dr. Min.XIA (USTB)
 
 



 

 
 

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