Scientific program

There will be one session for oral presentations. We do not plan any poster sessions. In case of interest, we are going to consider organizing a small poster session, too.

Final Programme

To download the Book of Abstracts and Programme, please click on the link below.

Book of Abstracts and Programme

 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME
3 September, Sunday
17:30-18:30 Registration
18:30-20:00 Welcome reception

(Sponsored by Robbert van Sluijs, k0-ware, The Netherlands)

4 September, Monday
8:30 Registration
9:00 Cornelia Chilian
Borut Smodis
OPENING REMARKS
9:30 Andrej Trkov – Keynote Speaker

(Department of Nuclear Science and Applications, IAEA, Austria)

Nuclear Reactions and Physical Models for Neutron Activation Analysis

10:20 Coffee break
Session: Fundamentals of k0-NAA
Chair: Laszlo Szentmiklósi
11:00 Robbert van Sluijs (k0-ware, The Netherlands)

THE EXTENDED MODIFIED HØGDAHL CONVENTION FOR k0-NAA

11:40 Frans De Corte (University of Gent – Belgium and Research Fund –Flanders, Belgium)

THE TRANSITION FROM THE STOUGHTON-HALPERIN FORMALISM TO THE EXTENDED HØGDAHL CONVENTION, FOR USE IN „NON-1/v” k0-NAA

12:20 Group photo
12:20 Lunch
12:20 Meeting of the International Scientific Committee of k0 Users’
Session: Nuclear Data
Chair: Radojko Jaćimović
14:00 Xiaosong Li (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

Measurement of k0 values for europium and iridium at FRM II with very high f values

14:25 Zsolt Révay (Technical University of Munich, Germany), Laszlo Szentmiklósi (Centre for Energy Research, Hungary)

WHAT IS THE REAL CROSS SECTION (k0) VALUE OF Na-24? – A CASE STUDY

14:50 Giancarlo D’Agostino (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Italy), Marco Di Luzio (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Italy), Massimo Oddone (University of Pavia, Italy)

THE 31Si HALF-LIFE

15:15 Coffee break
Session: Neutron Flux Parameters
Chair: Giancarlo D’Agostino
15:45 Lojze Gačnik, Klemen Ambrožič, Sebastjan Rupnik, Vladimir Radulović, Radojko Jaćimović (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)

EFFECT OF CONTROL ROD INSERTION ON THE TRIGA NEUTRON SPECTRUM AND THE DETERMINATION OF ELEMENTAL CONCENTRATIONS WITH k0-INAA

16:10 Cornelia Chilian (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)

k0 AND Q0 VALUES WITH A SLOWPOKE REACTOR, ACCURATE OR SUFFICIENTLY ACCURATE?

16:35 Radojko Jaćimović (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)

Achievements and priorities of the k0-NDSC

 
5 September, Tuesday
Session: k0-NAA Methodology 1
Chair: Ayse Nur Esen
9:00 Attila Stopic, John Bennett (Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation, Australia)

APPLICATION OF THE k0 METHOD TO URANIUM ORE CONCENTRATES

9:25 Maryam Abdollahi Neisiani, M. Latifi, J. Chaouki, Cornelia Chilian (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)

Quantifying REE content in high concentrated samples by k0-NAA

9:50 Jan Kučera, Marie Kubešová, Ondrej Lebeda (Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)

IMPROVEMENT OF THE ACCURACY OF Ca DETERMINATION WITH k0-INAA USING A HPGe COAXIAL DETECTOR WITH EXTENDED ENERGY RANGE EFFICIENCY CALIBRATION

10:15 Coffee break
  Session: Validation of k0-NAA
  Chair: Pavel Samuleev
10:55 Maria-Angela B.C. Menezes (CDTN/CNEN), Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Radojko Jaćimović (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
VALIDATION OF LARGER SAMPLE ANALYSIS BY
k0-STANDARDIZED NEUTRON ACTIVATION METHOD ESTABLISHED AT CDTN, BRAZIL
11:20 Marco Di Luzio (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Italy), Giancarlo D’Agostino (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Italy), Massimo Oddone (University of Pavia, Italy)

VERIFICATION OF k0-NAA ANALYTICAL METHOD IN PAVIA LABORATORY AND DETAILED UNCERTAINTY EVALUATION

11:45 Manh-Dung Ho (Nuclear Research Institute, Vietnam), Menno Blaauw (Reactor Institute Delft, The Netherlands), Van-Doanh Ho (Nuclear Research Institute, Vietnam), Chi-Thanh Tran (Nuclear Research Institute, Vietnam)

VALIDATION OF THE k0-IAEA SOFTWARE FOR CYCLIC NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS

12:20 Lunch
Session: Validation of k0-NAA
Chair: Attila Stopic
14:00 Ayse Nur Esen (Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey), Sevilay Haciyakupoglu (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey), Sema Erenturk (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
COMPARISON of RELATIVE INAA and k0-INAA USING PROFICIENCY TEST MATERIALS at ITU TRIGA Mark II RESEARCH REACTOR
14:25 Mohamed Soliman, Fatma S. Abdo, Nader Mohamed, (Egypt Second Research Reactor, Egypt)

k0-METHOD FOR FLOWING SAMPLE NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS

14:50 Manh-Dung Ho, Quang-Thien Tran, Van-Doanh Ho, Quoc-Duong Tran, (Nuclear Research Institute, VINATO, Vietnam)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE k0-STANDARDIZED EPITHERMAL NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS AT THE DALAT RESEARCH REACTOR

15:15 Coffee break
Session: k0-NAA Methodology 2
Chair: Manh-Dung Ho
15:45 Trevor Olsen, Darren Hall, Maryam Abdollahi Neisiani, Cornelia Chilian (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)

Detection efficiency correction for gamma-ray self-attenuation in Neutron Activation Analysis

16:10 Laszlo Szentmiklósi (Centre for Energy Research, Hungary),

Zsolt Révay (Technical University of Munich, Germany), B. Maróti, D. Párkányi, I. Harsányi (Centre for Energy Research, Hungary)

HIGH-ENERGY CALIBRATION DATA FOR NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS

16:35 Cornelia Chilian, Trevor Olsen (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)

COMPLETE NEUTRON SELF-SHIELDING CORRECTION IN k0-NAA

 
18:30-21:30 Conference Dinner
 
6 September, Wednesday
  Session: Facilities
  Chair: Jan Kučera
9:15 Borut Smodiš (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)

THIRTY YEARS OF k0-NAA AT JSI, LJUBLJANA – IMPLEMENTATION, PROGRESS, ACHIEVEMENTS

9:40 P. S. Bedregal, V. R. Poma, M. S. Ubillus  (Instituto Peruano de Energía Nuclear, Perú)

THE PREPARATION OF MONITORS AND COMPARATORS FOR k0-INAA USING PRIMARY STANDARD SOLUTIONS

10:05 Zsolt Révay, JRNC editor in chief presenting the instruction about the paper submission protocol for Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
10:15 Coffee break
Session: Automatization
Chair: Maria Angela B.C. Menezes
10:55 Van Doanh Ho, Manh Dung Ho, (Nuclear Research Institute, VINATO, Vietnam), Menno Blaauw (Reactor Institute Delft, The Netherlands)

A CYCLIC NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS SYSTEM AT DALAT RESEARCH REACTOR

11:20 A. Dutra Neto, Maria Angela B.C. Menezes, A.C.O. Pelaes, (CDTN/CNEN), Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Radojko Jaćimović (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
AUTOMATIC SAMPLE CHANGER: UTILIZATION OF NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS, k0-STANDARDIZATION METHOD, AT CDTN, BRAZIL
11:45 Altan Muftuoglu (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada), Taner Muftuoglu (Targe Industrial Systems, Turkey), Cyril Koclas, Cornelia Chilian (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)

Slowpoke NAA automated irradiation and counting system

12:20 Lunch
Session: k0-NAA Methodology and PGAA
Chair: Gregory Garth Kennedy
14:00

 

 

Radojko Jaćimović (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia), Maria Ângela de B.C. Menezes (CDTN/CNEN), Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Gregory Kennedy (Montreal,Canada), Peter Vermaercke (SCK-CEN, Belgium)

LOSSES OF Cr CONTENT IN PLANT SAMPLES USING DIGESTION PROCEDURES WITH ACIDS

14:25 Laszlo Szentmiklósi (Centre for Energy Research, Hungary)

SPECTRA FITTING SPECIAL PEAK SHAPES OF PROMPT-GAMMA

14:50 Zsolt Révay, Ch. Stieghorst, P. Kudejova, K. Kleszcz (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

UPDATING THE SPECTROSCOPY DATA LIBRARY FOR PGAA

15:25 Coffee break
16:00-17:40 Meeting of the International Scientific Committee of k0 Users’
 
7 September, Thursday
  Visit to L’Oratoire Saint Joseph du Montreal
8:15 Departure from Novoltel Hotel Lobby, Bus will be waiting
11:30 Jamal Chaouki – Keynote Speaker

(Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)

Radioactive Particle Tracking for Multiphase Reactors: 20 years of experience

12:05 Altan Muftuoglu, Cornelia Chilian (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)

JM-1 RESEARCH REACTOR CONVERSION DEMONSTRATED AT POLYTECHNIQUE MONTREAL

12:45 Lunch
14:30 Visit, SLOWPOKE NAA Laboratory
15:45 Visit, Thermal Hydraulics Laboratory
   
  8 September, Friday
10:00 Frans De Corte – Honorary Speaker

(University of Gent – Belgium and Research Fund –Flanders, Belgium)

THE k0-STANDARDIZATION METHOD AND ITS MULTIFACETNESS: AN EMINENT TOOL TO MASTER NAA/PGAA

11:10 Borut Smodis
Cornelia Chilian

CLOSING REMARKS

12:00 Lunch