Welcome to ITMNR-9
The 9th International Topical Meeting on Neutron Radiography (ITMNR-9) will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 12-16, 2020
This will be the 9th conference in the ITMNR series being coordinated by the International Society for Neutron Radiography (ISNR). The meetings are an international gathering of researchers, students and users who are interested in neutron imaging (radiography and tomography) and its applications.
Each meeting of the ITMNR has a specific topic. The special focus of ITMNR-9 is on Neutron Imaging for "Applications of Neutron Imaging for Science, Industry and Heritage".
The meeting will share the venue with ART’20, the 13th International Conference on non-destructive investigation and microanalysis for the diagnosis and conservation of cultural and environmental heritage. Some sessions will gather the audience from both events, enhancing the opportunities of sharing the applications of neutron radiography as a non-destructive tool in cultural heritage research.
The meeting will be a forum for scientists working with neutron imaging techniques to share their experiences and expertise. The aim is that participants will return home with new ideas for their work, by learning about the latest advances on the application of neutron imaging techniques to an ever increase number of problems in science and technology.
We hope this conference will further promote the applications of neutron imaging technology around the world and look forward to your active participation at the ITMNR-9.
As a satellite event to ITMNR-9, we will host an International School on Neutron Imaging for young scientists and students, in the Patagonian city of San Carlos de Bariloche from October 19-23.
Scientific Programme Committe
- Electrochemistry: batteries, fuel cells, etc.
- Nuclear: fuel, structural materials, moderators, etc.
- Hydrogen/processes: hydrogen storage, processes involving fluids.
- Materials engineering: new materials, welds, cracks, stresses, texture, etc.
- Heritage: study and conservation.
- Concrete/rocks: porous media, porosity, permeability.
- Agriculture/wood: plants physiology, wood study and conservation.
- Palaeontology: fossils, there is an interested community in Argentina.
- Instruments: new instruments and gained experience.
- Methods/analysis: NGI, Bragg edges, neutron microscope, etc.
- Tomography: dual X-ray+neutron, novel software, methodical problems, etc.>
Javier Santisteban, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Argentina (Chair)
Local Organising Committe
Hassina Bilheux, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Jean Bilheux, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Aaron Craft, Idaho National Laboratory, USA
Thomas Bücherl, Technische Universität München, Germany
Frikkie De Beer, Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa
Ulf Garbe, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization
Daniel Hussey, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Yoshiaki Kiyanagi, Nagoya University, Japan
Winfried Kockelmann, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Eberhard Lehmann, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
Yasushi Saito, Kyoto University, Japan
Floriana Salvemini, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization
Burkhard Schillinger, Technische Universität München, Germany
Takenao Shinohara, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
Markus Strobl, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
Anton Tremsin, University of California at Berkely, USA
Pavel Trtik, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
Karina Pierpauli (Chair)
Manuel Suarez Anzorena
SATELLITE EVENT - INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON NEUTRON IMAGING
The International School on Neutron Imaging (ISNI) will be held in the southern city of San Carlos de Bariloche,
Patagonia, between 19 Oct 2020 and 23 Oct 2020, following the 9 th conference.
SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE
This wonderful city is the gateway to the majestic and stunning region of the Argentine lakes, is blessed with a strategic geographic position: with the rugged plains of the Patagonian Steppe to the east, the towering snowy peaks of the Andes to the west, the glistening Nahuel Huapi Lake in front and it location in the middle of the national park of the same name, Bariloche has one of the most gorgeous settings imaginable. This has helped it become in the Lake District's main destination.
Most of the city surrounds the coast of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, with a unique view.
Besides tourism and related services, Bariloche is home of advanced scientific and technological activities. The Centro Atómico Bariloche is a research center of the National Atomic Energy Commission, where basic and applied research in many areas of the physical sciences is carried out. Inside it, the Instituto Balseiro, is an academic institution, with a small and carefully selected number of students, awards degrees in Physics, and in Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering, and Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physics and in Engineering.