This Workshop, to be held online from 4 – 8 October 2021, will assist Ph.D. students and early-career researchers in developing a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the atomistic modelling of radiation damage on materials, both for existing fission and proposed fusion reactors.
Atomistic modelling is the simulation of the behaviour of complex systems by explicitly taking its smallest constituent parts into account. In the context of radiation damage in nuclear materials, these simulations involve the bulk and surface atoms of reactor components and their interactions with energetic neutrons and plasma in the form of free atoms, molecules and ions. The computational techniques employed include molecular dynamics, density functional theory, and a variety of Monte Carlo methods; this Workshop provides an introduction to some popular software used to implement these techniques, with practical sessions on the free packages LAMMPS and SRIM.
Further practical details are available at the ICTP website page for this event.
Successful participants by application are expected to be early-stage career researchers (at about the postgraduate student and post-doc level) working in the field of modelling and simulation of radiation damage in nuclear energy research. Applications for participation are accepted through the ICTP webpage for this event.
There is no registration fee for this Workshop.
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