International Conference on Nanostructuring by Ion Beams (ICNIB-2019) IGCAR, Kalpakkam

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International Conference on Nanostructuring by Ion Beams (ICNIB-2019) IGCAR, Kalpakkam

International Conference on Nanostructuring by Ion Beams (ICNIB-2019) is being organized by Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) during Nov 6-8, 2019 at Kalpakkam in association with Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Ion Beam Society of India (IBSI), Inter-University Accelerator Center (IUAC) and  Materials Research Society of India (MRSI). This biennial international conference is held every alternate years to bring together physicists and accelerator materials scientists along with the research students. The 5th international conference is being held at IGCAR for the first time; ten international delegates and about hundred delegates from national research institutes and universities will be deliberating on various topics using accelerated ions: applications of ion beams for studying radiation damage and modifications in solids, ion-beam processing of novel compound phases and nanoscale precipitates, ripple formation. A pre-conference school is also arranged for two days to introduce the updated research subject to fresh doctoral students, during Nov 4-5, 2019. 

Release of the Book of Abstracts of International Conference on Nanostructuring by Ion Beams (ICNIB-2019) on November 6, 2019 at IGCAR, Kalpakkam. (R  to L) Dr. G. Amarendra, Chairman, ICNIB-2019, Prof. Avinash Chandra Pandey, Director, Inter-University Accelerator Center, New Delhi, Dr. B. K. Panigrahi, Chairman, ICNIB-2019   and Dr. C. David, Convener, ICNIB-2019.

In his welcome address, Dr. G. Amarendra, Director MSG & MMG, IGCAR stressed on the accelerator based research programme of simulating radiation damage in nuclear materials, being pursued at IGCAR. In his opening remarks, Dr. B. K. Panigrahi, Director, MC&MFCG & EIG, IGCAR presented a glimpse of past and current accelerator based research activities in IGCAR using low to medium energy ion accelerators. During the inaugural address, Prof. Avinash Chandra Pandey, Director, IUAC presented an overview of availability and uses of different accelerators present in India.