Radiation Effects under Extreme Conditions

The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
26-28 October, 2016

This workshop will focus on radiation effects in materials under extreme conditions, including extremes of nuclear and electronic energy-loss; ion-flux; ion-fluence; temperature; pressure; and target geometry (e.g. nanostructures, high aspect-ratio features). The workshop will be held at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia and will be limited around 30 participants.

Topics will include:

  • Theory, simulation and modelling of radiation effects under extreme conditions
  • Interaction of swift heavy ions with matter
  • Materials performance in intense plasmas environments
  • Materials for fission, fusion and waste immobilisation
  • Irradiation of materials with complex geometries (e.g. nanostructures, trenches)
  • Advanced characterisation techniques (e.g. SAXS; in-situ analysis)


The draft program (PDF, 40KB) and Booklet (PDF, 4.9MB) are now available for download.


Registration for the workshop is now available through the ANU Secure ePayment System.

Registration is $300AUD.

Registration for accompanying persons

Registration for accompanying persons is now available through the ANU Secure ePayment System.

The cost is $140AUD and includes the Welcome Reception on Tuesday Oct 26, the BBQ on Wednsday Oct 27 and the Conference Banquet on Thursday Oct 28.

Accommodation options

  • University House - Hotel Accommodation located on the ANU campus, within easy walking distance to workshop venues. Reasonably priced.
  • Peppers Gallery Hotel - Hotel on the edge on ANU Campus, within walking distance of workshop venues.
  • Novotel Canberra Hotel - Hotel on edge of campus, ~20 minute walk across campus to workshop venues.

For other options see standard booking sites, e.g. Booking.com or Trivago


  • The technical talks, morning and afternoon tea and lunches will be in the Canberry and Springbank rooms (Building 132, Rooms 1.71 and 1.73) in the Crawford Building
  • The BBQ and Tours will be in RSPE South, (Building 60), Mills Road
  • The Welcome reception will be in Fellows Garden at University House


By Air: Flights to Canberra are generally via Sydney. The flying time Sydney-Canberra is around 20 minutes but you need to change between international and domestic terminals in Sydney. On this issue we note that Singapore Airlines will open the first direct international service from Canberra later this year. This service will fly Singapore-Canberra-Wellington providing an option for a direct flight Canberra-Wellington. See Singapore Airlines website for details.

By Bus: There is an excellent regular bus service between Sydney Airport and Canberra (Murrays Buses). The service runs every hour and takes around 3 hr 15 min, comparable to the driving time.

By Car: There is an excellent highway between Sydney and Canberra. The driving from Sydney-airport to Canberra is around 3 hrs. There is also a longer coastal route that offers lots of nice stop off points to break up the trip.


Please download the workshop abstract template (DOC, 25KB)


Rob Elliman, ANU
Patrick Kluth, ANU
Cormac Corr, ANU

Expressions of interest can be sent to: Rob.Elliman@anu.edu.au

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