12-16 October 2020
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.
Topics
Topics include:
- 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.>
Scientific Programme Committe
Javier Santisteban, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Argentina (Chair)

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
Local Organising Committe
Karina Pierpauli (Chair)
Gabriela Aurelio
Manuel Suarez Anzorena
Federico Suarez
Julio Marín
Leandro Gaetano
Florencia Cantargi
Juan Ferrer
Isidro Baschar
Cecilia Lamagna
Federico Vivas
Florencia Cosentino
Matías Baez
Federico Bertalot
Horacio Corti
Nadia Alvarez
IMPORTANT DATES
15 Jan
2020
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
27 Apr
2020
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
26 May
2020
NOTIFICATION OF ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE
27 May
2020
REGISTRATION OPENS
14 Aug
2020
DEADLINE EARLY REGISTATION
10 Sep
2020
REGISTRATION CLOSES
01 Dic
2020
Full-paper submission deadline
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SATELLITE EVENT
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.

Science

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.
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