27th International Conference on Nuclear Tracks and Radiation Measurements (ICNTRM 2017)

Europe/Paris
Description

The first conference, named “Colloqium on Corpuscular Photography” was held in Strasbourg (France) in 1957. The name was changed to “International Conference on Nuclear Tracks in Solids” in 1976 at Munich (Germany) in 1976 until the last one in Kobe (Japan) in 2014. In 2017, for  its 60th anniversary, the Conference comes back to its birthplace, organised jointly by the International Nuclear Track Society and the Hubert Curien Pluridisciplinary Institute (IPHC), mixed research unit of  CNRS-IN2P3 and the University of Strasbourg.


     The International Nuclear Track Society was created to gather the research community working in this field and has been able to sustain this Conference for 60 years. The Conference was at the origin of the creation of the famous journal Nuclear Tracks and Radiation Measurements which later became Radiation Measurements. Many significant scientific achievements have been made by this community since the very first observation of damage trails created by 235U fission fragments in mica in 1959. Originally centered on nuclear tracks induced by ions and neutron in solids applied to nuclearphysics, astrophysics, radiation measurements and so on, the Conference has always evolved in response to new fields of applications such as fission track dating in the early years, to life and material sciences now.


     During the 26th conference in Kobe, the International Nuclear Track Society (INTS) decided to rename the Conference to International Conference on Nuclear Tracks and Radiation Measurements (ICNTRM). The conference now not only addresses ions and neutrons but also of all types of ionising radiation detection in condensed phases and associated applications. This conference gathers every three years, 150 to 200 researchers from all the continents.

The 27th ICNTRM will take place in Strasbourg:

From August 28th to September 1st, 2017.

    • 16:00 18:00
      Registration Hall ((Hall Institut Le Bel, 4 rue Blaise Pascal Strasbourg))

      Hall

      (Hall Institut Le Bel, 4 rue Blaise Pascal Strasbourg)

    • 18:00 20:00
      Welcome Reception Hall

      Hall

    • 08:00 09:00
      Registration 2 Hall

      Hall

    • 09:00 09:30
      Opening Session Amphi 3

      Amphi 3

      • 09:00
        Opening Session 30m Amphi 3

        Amphi 3

        Speakers: Abdel-Mjid NOURREDDINE (President INTS), Catherine FLORENTZ (Vice President, Strasbourg University), Christelle ROY (Director IPHC, Strasbourg), Rémi BARILLON (Chair of organizing committee)
    • 09:30 10:20
      Session 1: Dosimetry and Life Sciences Amphi 3

      Amphi 3

      • 09:30
        Plenary Conference 1: Track Structure Models in Cancer and Central Nervous System Risks from Heavy Ions 50m
        Speaker: Prof. Francis CUCINOTTA (University of Nevada)
    • 10:20 10:50
      Coffee Break and Poster session Hall

      Hall

    • 10:50 12:30
      Session 2: Environment and detectors Amphi 3

      Amphi 3

      • 10:50
        Invited talk 1: New regulations on protection from radon exposure and related needs about radon concentration measurements 40m
        Speaker: F. BOCHICCHIO
      • 11:30
        No-destructive analysis of "hot" particles 20m
        Speaker: I. VLASOVA
      • 11:50
        Type testing of LiF:Mg,Cu,P personal dosimeters for the assessment of Hp(10) and Hp(0.07) 20m
        Speaker: J. PEREIRA
      • 12:10
        Latest advances in fluorescent nuclear track detector technology and instrumentation 20m
        Speaker: M. AKSELROD (USA)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:40
      Session 3: Nanotechnologies and material modification Amphi 3

      Amphi 3

      • 14:00
        Invited talk 2: Materials modification and nanostructures produced with GeV heavy ions 40m
        Speaker: C. TRAUTMAN (Germany)
      • 14:40
        Lithium Negative Ion Implantation of CdSe Nanowires: Structural, Optical and Electrical properties 20m
        Speaker: R.P. CHAUHAN (India)
      • 15:00
        Two-component Nanowires: fabrication using etched-track-matrix deposition and investigation of magnetic properties 20m
        Speaker: D. ZAGORSKIY (Russia)
      • 15:20
        UV C light radiation effect on nuclear tracks of different ions in polycarbonate 20m
        Speaker: G. SAINT MARTIN (Argentine)
    • 15:40 16:10
      Coffee Break and Poster Session 30m Hall

      Hall

    • 16:10 17:10
      Parallel Session 4.1: Detectors and Methods Amphi 3

      Amphi 3

      • 16:10
        Gamma ray effect for track counting of fluorescent nuclear track detectors 20m
        Speaker: T. HASHIZUME ((Japan))
      • 16:30
        Dose estimation from exposure to radon, thoron and their progeny concentration in the dwellings of Riasi District of Jammu & Kashmir state, India 20m
        Speaker: A. KUMAR ((India))
      • 16:50
        Development of a gaseous proton-recoil detector for neutron flux measurements between 0.1 and 2 MeV neutron energy 20m
        Speaker: L. MATHIEU ((France))
    • 16:10 17:10
      Parallel Session 4.2: Environment Amphi 2 (4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg)

      Amphi 2

      4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

      • 16:10
        Estimation of dose due to exposure of petroleum industry workers to Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) 20m
        Speaker: N. AIT KACI (Algeria)
      • 16:30
        Yanshan period of tectonic-mineralizing ages from fission track dating in Hariza-Halongxiuma Cu-Mo ore district, Eastern Kunlun Mountains 20m
        Speaker: W. YUAN (China)
      • 16:50
        Study of Radon dispersion in typical dwelling using CFD modeling and resulting radiation doses measured in the respiratory tract 20m
        Speaker: R. RABI (Marocco)
    • 08:30 10:20
      Session 5: Dosimetry and life sciences
      • 08:30
        Plenary Conference 2: Nuclear track detection in radioecology: Investigation of hot particles in Chernobyl and Fukushima 50m
        Speaker: C. WALTHER (Germany)
      • 09:20
        Radiation dosimetry of α-particle emission from 211At-labeled antibodies in single cells for cancer radioimmunotherapy using CR-39 plastic nuclear track detectors 20m
        Speaker: S. KAIDORA (Japan)
      • 09:40
        Secondary charged fragments tracking for on-line beam range monitoring in Particle Therapy 20m
        Speaker: G. TRAINI (ITALY)
      • 10:00
        Study of fluence and dose spatial distributions in phantoms with various shapes exposed to epithermal neutrons for NCT 20m
        Speaker: G. GAMBARINI
    • 10:20 10:50
      Coffee Break and Poster Session 30m
    • 10:50 12:30
      Session 6: Fundamental mechanisms and simulation
      • 10:50
        Invited talk 3: The Geant4-DNA library for numerical simulations in radiobiology 40m
        Speaker: Z. FRANCIS (Lebanon)
      • 11:30
        Micro- and nanodosimetry of alpha-rays 20m
        Speaker: G. BALDACCHINO (France)
      • 11:50
        A strategy for measuring ionization clusters produced by charged particles in nanometer track segments of DNA site 20m
        Speaker: P. VENKATRAMAN (India)
      • 12:10
        Distinct step-like changes of G values for the losses of typical functional groups in poly(ethylene terephthalate) along B ion tracks around the detection threshold 20m
        Speaker: T. YAMAUCHI (Japan)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:40
      Session 7: Nanotechnologies and material modification
      • 14:00
        Invited talk 4: Nuclear Tracks in Futuristic Technologies: Some Innovative Novel Applications 40m
        Speaker: S.K. CHAKARVARTI (India)
      • 14:40
        Invited talk 5: Asymmetric track etching : the long-overlooked role of osmotic flow 40m
        Speaker: A. PAVEL (Russia)
      • 15:20
        A thorough examination of swift ion latent track formation and etching in PADC 20m
        Speaker: M. FROMM (France)
    • 15:40 16:10
      Coffee Break and Poster Session 30m
    • 16:10 18:30
      Parallel Session 8.1: Environment and detectors Hall 1, Institut Le Bel (4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg)

      Hall 1, Institut Le Bel

      4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

      • 16:10
        Characterization of Rn exhalation in different Spanish soils 20m Hall 1, Institut Le Bel

        Hall 1, Institut Le Bel

        4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

        Speaker: V. MORENO BALTA (Spain)
      • 16:30
        Measurement of radon exhalation rate and natural radioactivity in the northern areas of Punjab, Pakistan 20m Hall 1, Institut Le Bel

        Hall 1, Institut Le Bel

        4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

        Speaker: S.A. MUJAHID (Pakistan)
      • 16:50
        Design of the stacked CR-39 energy spectrometer for laser-accelerated protons exceeding 100 MeV from micron-size hydrogen cluster targets 20m Hall 1, Institut Le Bel

        Hall 1, Institut Le Bel

        4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

        Speaker: M. KANSAKI (Japan)
      • 17:10
        Estimation of radon concentration in air, groundwater and from soil in the Tamanghasset district environment, Algeria 20m Hall 1, Institut Le Bel

        Hall 1, Institut Le Bel

        4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

        Speaker: M. AIT-ZIANE (Algeria)
      • 17:30
        Measurement of natural radionuclides and radon exhalation rate of soil samples and its possible correlation with indoor radon concentration in some places of Karbi Anglong district of Assam, India using Gamma ray spectroscopy and can technique method. 20m
        Speaker: R. Kr. KAKATI (India)
      • 17:50
        Comparison of charge response of high threshold PET films of different brands used as high threshold Nuclear Track Detectors 20m Hall 1, Institut Le Bel

        Hall 1, Institut Le Bel

        4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

        Speaker: A. MAULIK (India)
    • 16:10 18:30
      Parallel Session 8.2: Dosimetry and Life Sciences Hall 2, Institut Le Bel (4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg)

      Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

      4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

      • 16:10
        study of performances of the EPR dosimetry systems with alanine, glucose and table sugar for radiotherapy applications 20m Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

        Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

        4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

        Speaker: M. MIKOU (Marocco)
      • 16:30
        Neutron Dosimetry in High-Energy X-rays Radiotherapy 20m Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

        Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

        4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

        Speaker: H. ELAZHAR (Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien)
      • 16:50
        Characterization and qualification of CRNA eye lens dosimeter 20m Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

        Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

        4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

        Speaker: K. LARABI (Algeria)
      • 17:10
        Effects of Detector Size and Field Strength Uniformity on ECE Alpha Track Parameters in Mega-size Polycarbonate Image detection Systems 20m Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

        Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

        4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

        Speaker: Z. SOLTANI (Iran)
      • 17:30
        Design of the GAGG scintillator for High Active liquid waste 20m Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

        Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

        4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

        Speaker: M. SEKINE (Japan)
      • 17:50
        Study of the radiolysis of aromatic amino acid under ion irradiation 20m Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

        Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

        4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

        Speaker: N. LUDWIG (France)
    • 18:30 19:30
      International Nuclear Track Society Executive Committee meeting
    • 08:30 10:40
      Session 9: Detectors and Methods in life sciences and Physics
      • 08:30
        Plenary Conference 3: Advanced Silicon Detectors for Mini-and Microdosimetry in Contemporary Radiation Therapy 50m
        Speaker: A. ROZENFELD (Australia)
      • 09:20
        Invited talk 6: Progress on silicon detectors from high-energy physics for small and large scale systems 40m
        Speaker: Prof. Jerome Baudot (IPHC)
      • 10:00
        Measurement of the energy spectrum of electrons formed after the muonium decay in a nuclear photoemulsion 20m
        Speaker: V. DITLOV (Russia)
      • 10:20
        Spatial distribution of natural uranium fission and activation of 238U in a subcritical nuclear assembly under 1 GeV deuteron irradiation 20m
        Speaker: R. HASHEMI-NEZHAD (Australia)
    • 10:40 11:10
      Coffee Break and Poster Session 30m
    • 11:10 12:30
      Parallel Session 10.1: Nanotechnologies and material modifications Hall 1, Institut Le Bel (4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg)

      Hall 1, Institut Le Bel

      4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

      • 11:10
        Current-voltage characterization of gamma radiation induced graphene oxide 20m
        Speaker: G. CHINNASAMY (India)
      • 11:30
        Silver ion irradiation effects on selenium nanowires 20m
        Speaker: S. PANCHAL (India)
      • 11:50
        A new method for determination Solid State Nuclear Track by the change of the specific heat capacity 20m
        Speaker: J. LU (China)
      • 12:10
        Characterization of new generation silicon detector: SIRIUS tunnel “Stripy-Pad” detector 20m
        Speaker: P. BRIONNET (France)
    • 11:10 12:30
      Parallel Session 10.2: Detector and methods Hall 2, Institut Le Bel (4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg)

      Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

      4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

      • 11:10
        GAMBE: thermal neutron detection system based on a sandwich configuration of silicon semiconductor detector coupled with neutron reactive material 20m
        Speaker: A. AHMED (United Kingdom)
      • 11:30
        Using Phosphorus Pentoxyde for characterization of mixed neutron fields 20m
        Speaker: A. BADREDDINE (Algeria)
      • 11:50
        Neutron Fields around an Intense Neutron Generator 20m
        Speaker: R. MACHRAFI (Canada)
      • 12:10
        Experimental validation of a Monte Carlo framework for high energy X-rays activation studies 20m
        Speaker: E. WILHELM (France)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 18:00
      Excursion 4h
    • 08:30 10:40
      Nanotechnology from fundamental to applications
      • 08:30
        Plenary Conference 4: The Alchemy of Vacuum - Hybridizing Light and Matter 50m
        Speaker: T. EBBESEN (France)
      • 09:20
        Invited talk 7: Highly selective ionic transport through tuneable subnanometer pores based on nuclear tracks 40m
        Speaker: F. LIU (China)
      • 10:00
        SIM Super-Resolution Microscopy for individual Alpha Particle Track Measurement using FNTD 20m
        Speaker: J. KOUWENBERG (Netherlands)
      • 10:20
        Study of the radiation produced by therapeutic He, C and O ion beams impinging on a PMMA target for beam range monitoring purpose in Particle Therapy 20m
        Speaker: S.M. VALLE (Italy)
    • 10:40 11:10
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:10 12:30
      Parallel Session: Nanotechnologies and material modification Hall 1, Institut Le Bel (4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg)

      Hall 1, Institut Le Bel

      4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

      • 11:10
        Modifications in properties of gamma irradiated low dimensional copper wires synthesized via ion track-etch membrane 20m
        Speaker: R. GUPTA (India)
      • 11:30
        Ion implantation induced modifications in electrodeposited cadmium selenide thin films 20m
        Speaker: R. CHAUDHARY (India)
      • 11:50
        Study of the variation in properties of gamma irradiated cadmium telluride nano thin films 20m
        Speaker: S. GOYAL (India)
      • 12:10
        Radial electron fluence around ion tracks as a new physical parameter for the detection threshold of PADC using Geant4-DNA toolkit 20m
        Speaker: T. KUSUMOTO (Japan)
    • 11:10 12:30
      Parallel Session: Nuclear Physics Hall 2, Institut Le Bel (4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg)

      Hall 2, Institut Le Bel

      4 rue Blaise Pascal, Strasbourg

      • 11:10
        Production of Multi-MeV ions from thin foils irradiated by ultrashort laser pulses 20m
        Speaker: H. VOSOUGHIAN (Iran)
      • 11:30
        Total Charge Changing Cross-section for 12C at the energy of 30 and 135 MeV/n 20m
        Speaker: Q. RASHED NIZAM (Japan)
      • 11:50
        Exposures of newly reproduced nuclear track emulsion to slow ions 20m
        Speaker: I. ZARUBINA (Russia)
      • 12:10
        Fragmentation of carbon on elemental targets at 400 A MeV 20m
        Speaker: D.H. ZHANG (China)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:30
      Session 13: Environment and detectors
      • 14:00
        Plenary conference 4: Thyroid equivalent doses for evacuees from Fukushima nuclear accident 50m
        Speaker: S. TOKONAMI (Japan)
      • 14:50
        Portable, Low-cost Proportional Counters for Space, Atmospheric and Ground based Applications 20m
        Speaker: E. BENTON (USA)
      • 15:10
        Passive radon monitors with part-time sensitivity to radon 20m
        Speaker: D. PRESSYANOV (Bulgaria)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break and Poster Session 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Session 14: Detectors and methods
      • 16:00
        Invited talk 8: Breakthrough in 4π Panorama Ionology in Plasma Focus Devices for Mechanisms Understanding and Advanced Applications 40m
        Speaker: M. SOHRABI (Iran)
      • 16:40
        Characterization of secondary neutrons for the MONDO experiment by means of FLUKA simulations 20m
        Speaker: V. GIACOMETTI (Italy)
      • 17:00
        Development of Thermal Neutron Detector based on Europium Oxide (EO) Phosphor 20m
        Speaker: M.S. BHADANE (India)
      • 17:20
        HISTORY OF ICNTRM 10m
        Speaker: M. BALCAZAR (Mexico)
    • 17:30 18:30
      INTS General Assembly
    • 20:30 23:00
      Banquet 2h 30m
    • 08:30 10:40
      Session 15: Astro and nuclear physics
      • 08:30
        Plenary conference 5: Resolved and open questions in heavy ion physics at LHC : the ALICE perspective 50m
        Speaker: Y. SCHUTZ (France)
      • 09:20
        Invited talk 9: Very High Energy Gamma-ray astronomy with Cherenkov Telescopes 40m
        Speaker: L. FONT (Spain)
      • 10:00
        Determination of number and diameter of superheated droplets in bubble detectors (BD) of type T-12 by irradiation with high-energy heavy ions 56Fe, 84Kr and 132Xe at accelerator 20m
        Speaker: S.L. GUO (China)
      • 10:20
        Dissociation of light relativistic nuclei in nuclear track emulsion (some highlights and prospects) 20m
        Speaker: P. ZARUBIN (Russia)
    • 10:40 11:00
      Coffee Break and Poster Session 20m
    • 11:00 12:40
      Session 16: Environment and detectors
      • 11:00
        Invited talk 10: Some aspects on radioecology after TEPCO-Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident in 2011 40m
        Speaker: N. YASUDA (Japan)
      • 11:40
        Fast diamond detectors for beam tagging applications in hadrontherapy 20m
        Speaker: S. MARCATILI (France)
      • 12:00
        Permeation and faults location in geothermal studies through radon distribution 20m
        Speaker: M. BALCAZAR (Mexico)
      • 12:20
        Passive etched track detectors application in outdoor radon monitoring in the UK 20m
        Speaker: J. WASIKIEWICZ (United Kingdom)
    • 12:40 13:00
      Closing Session
    • 13:00 14:30
      Lunch 1h 30m