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The 2013 Frédéric Joliot / Otto Hahn Summer School on Nuclear Reactors, Physics, Fuels and Systems

Frédéric Joliot and Otto Hahn
Frédéric Joliot and Otto Hahn

Karlsruhe, Germany
August 21 – 30, 2013


Advanced Nuclear Systems with Transuranium Fuels


Jointly organized by the Nuclear Energie Division of the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA/DEN), France,
and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT/INR), Germany


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The Frédéric Joliot / Otto Hahn Summer School pursues two objectives: On the one hand it addresses the challenges of the future, due to new reactor generations, optimal solutions for the back-end of the fuel circle and the necessity of a fundamental understanding of nuclear physics. On the other hand, the preservation of the high standard of knowledge in reactor physics and reactor technology is in the focus of the school.

This international course is intended for post-doc natural scientists in R&D laboratories, nuclear industry and utilities.

Lecturers are invited from internationally leading universities and industry, who are present during the entire school. That guaranties an intensive exchange of knowledge between lecturers and students.

The Frédéric Joliot / Otto Hahn Summer School is a continuation of the Frédéric Joliot Summer School founded by the Commissariat à l´Énergie Atomique in 1995 to promote knowledge in the field of reactor physics in Cadarache, France.

The Frédéric Joliot / Otto Hahn Summer School is jointly organized by the Nuclear Energy Division of the Commissariat à l´Énergie Atomique (CEA/DEN, France) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany).

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Programme Outline

1 Introduction and Overview 6h
1.1 Transmutation Systems: Motivations and Concepts (2h) Dr. Jean-Marc Cavedon (PSI, Switzerland
1.2 Status of 20+ Years of R&D in Europe: Where do we Stand? (2h) Dr. Dominic Warin (CEA, France)
1.3 Design Methodology and Criteria, Safety Considerations, Technological Readiness Assessment (2h) Dr. Kazuo Minato (JAEA, Japan)
2 Fast Critical Reactors and Transmutation 6h
2.1 Reactor Concepts and Optimization, ASTRID and other Demonstrations (3h) Dr. Bruno Fontaine (CEA, France)
2.2 Core Physics: Specifities, Methods, Validation (3h) Dr. Konstantin Mkityuk (PSI, Switzerland)
3 Transmutation in Sub-critical Accelerator-driven Systems 9h
3.1 ADS Concepts: Characteristics, Safety and Demonstrators (2h) Dr. Bernard Carluec (AREVA, France)
3.2 Spallation Target: Physics, Materials, Experiments (2h) Dr. Concetta Facio (KIT, Germany)
3.3 Proton Accelerators for ADS and Performance Issues (2h) Prof. Dr. Holger J. Podlech (Frankfurt University, Germany)
3.4 Sub-critical Core Physics and Experiments (2h) Dr. Annick Billebaud (CNRS/LPSC, France)
3.5  The MYRRHA Demonstrator: From the Conceptual Stage to the Actual Plant Design and Specifications (1h) Prof. Dr. Hamid Ait Abderrahim (SCK/CEN, Belgium)
4 Partitioning and Separation Processes 4h
4.1 Aqueous Recycling Technologies for Fuels and Targets (2h) Dr. Robin Taylor (NNL, UK)
4.2 Pyro-processing of Spent Fuels (2h) Dr. Hansoo Lee (KAERI, Japan)
5 Advanced Fuels 9h
5.1 Fuel Refabrication: Minor-actinide Bearing Fuels and Targets (3h) Dr. Joseph Somers (EC/JRC-ITU, Germany)
5.2 Ceramic Fuels for MA Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Recycling (3h) Dr. Nathalie Chauvin (CEA, France)
5.3 Metallic Fuels for MA Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Recycling (3h) Dr. Rory Kennedy (INL, USA)
6 Ultimate Waste Management 4h
6.1 Waste Management: Handling and Transport Issues (2h) Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Brammer (GNS, Germany)
6.2 Long-term Waste Forms and Geological Repository (2h) Dr. Claes Thegerström (SKB, Sweden)
  Seminar 2h
  Societal and Economics Conditions for the Development of Nuclear Systems Dr. Harri Tuomisto (Fortum, Finland)
  Technical Visits of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology R&D Facilities  

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 Content   File   Format   Size 
 First Announcement 
 FJOH_2013_Poster_ISC2.pdf   pdf   252.2 kB 
 FJOH2013_Leaflet.pdf   pdf   3.6 MB 
 FJOH2013_Poster.pdf   pdf   1.6 MB