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12th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators
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11/10/2015 to 11/13/2015
When: 11/10/2015
Where: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, District of Columbia 
United States
Presenter: ANS and IAEA

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First Announcement for the Twelfth International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators (AccApp'15)

AccApp'15 is the twelfth in a series of international topical meetings organized by the Accelerator Applications Division of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). AccApp'15 will convene in Washington, DC, November 10-13, 2015. AccApp'15 will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, the same venue as the 2015 ANS Winter Meeting.

You are cordially invited to participate in AccApp'15 by submitting a contributed paper and making an oral or poster presentation. For further information and deadlines, please see 12th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators (AccApp '15). The deadline for abstract submission (200 word limit) is June 12, 2015. Details on registration can be found on the same website.

The purpose of these topical AccApp meetings is to present a world stage for discussing nuclear applications of particle accelerators. Meetings are focused on the production and utilization of accelerator-produced neutrons, photons, electrons, and other particles for scientific and industrial purposes; production or destruction of radionuclides significant for energy, medicine, defense, or other endeavors; homeland security applications; as well as medical imaging, diagnostics, and therapeutic treatment.

One of the great strengths of the AccApp set of meetings is providing an international forum for disseminating knowledge on the applications of accelerators. The conference provides a platform where nuclear engineers, nuclear physicists, and accelerator physicists can meet and discuss their research. Further, the AccApp meeting series provides a great opportunity for international experts to discuss the latest research and to form collaborations to solve common problems across disciplines.

Applications of particle accelerators cover a broad range of areas, from strategic and applied research, safety and security, environmental and medical applications, materials research and analytical sciences, to radioisotope production and radiation processing. Accelerator-based radiation sources are increasingly important in the understanding of irradiation effects in materials for nuclear reactor technologies and for fusion applications. Neutrons from accelerator-driven systems coupled to subcritical assemblies, moreover, may be the next source of reliable and safe nuclear energy.

The suite of topics for AccApp.15 with the associated organizers.

General Chair: Philip Cole (Professor, Idaho State University; Pocatello, ID, USA) and
General Co-Chairs: Ralf Kaiser (Section Head of the Physics Section, Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, International Atomic Energy Agency; Vienna, Austria) and Bradley Micklich (Senior Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory; Lemont, IL, USA)

Program Chair: Andrei Afanasev (Associate Professor, George Washington University; Washington DC, USA) and
Program Co-Chairs: Alexander Ryazanov (Head of Laboratory, Professor, National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"; Moscow, Russia), and Prof. Alex C. Mueller (Research Director CNRS and Paris South University, IPN Orsay, France)

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