Oct 1 – 2, 2024
Europe/Zagreb timezone

The DONES Programme, along with the construction phase of the IFMIF-DONES facility has been officially started in March 2023. To follow-up and consolidate the discussions about the scientific opportunities at DONES presented at the First and Second IFMIF-DONES Users Workshop, we are inviting you to the Third IFMIF-DONES Users Workshop.

The workshop will be held as an in-person event in Zagreb, Croatia on October 1-2, 2024.

The key objective of this Third DONES User´s Workshop is to contribute and consolidate the international DONES Users Community representing all the different scientific and technological areas that could be interested in this facility.

Initially, one of the main roles for the DONES Users Community will be to establish a stable link of communication between the DONES engineering activities and the future users in such a way, that requirements coming from the potential users can be evaluated in terms of technical feasibity, ease of implementation and available budget and factored in during the construction phase of the facility.

Taking this into account, this workshop will focus on the objective to initiate the development of a first preliminary DONES Experimental  Programme based on the review of the needs of the DONES Users Community.

Proposed areas of scientific interest / sessions of the workshop:

  • Material qualification for DEMO and the fusion program – convened by G. Pintsuk and K. Ochiai

  • Tritium breeding technologies validation at DONES – convened by D. Rapisarda and F. Arbeiter

  • Irradiation program proposal – discussion led by M. Rieth

  • Collimated neutron beam facility at DONES – convened by A. Letourneau and S. Becerril

  • Nuclear physics and neutron time-of-flight facility – convened by D. Cano-Ott and A. Maj

  • Life science - medical and biological application of neutrons – convened by J. Praena and A.M. Lallena

  • Industrial and cultural heritage application of neutrons – convened by S. Becerril and F. Martinez Avila

  • Consolidation of DONES users community – discussion led by M. Lewitowicz and A. Gajović

We kindly invite you to send abstracts and contribute to the discussion. The program of the sessions will be composed of a small number of key-note talks to introduce the proposed topics along with a number of contributed presentations selected based on submitted abstracts. 

Deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 14 July 2024.

Early registration and payment deadline is 31 July 2024.

There will be a participation fee of 170 Euro to cover the cost of the organisation, coffee breaks, lunches and conference dinner on 1st of October. Participation of young researchers is encouraged. 

The meeting will be broadcast for listeners without the option to ask questions free of charge.

Please register to the workshop to receive updates of the agenda, video conference links, etc.

We are looking forward to your contributions and participation.

Best regards,

Angel Ibarra, Wojciech Królas


Venue: Hotel Academia Zagreb, Ul. Ivana Tkalčića 88, 10000, Zagreb Accommodation: Hotel Academia and Hotel Dubrovnik
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Registration to the 3rd IFMIF-DONES Users workshop is open from 23th of May 2024.

Registered participants are encouraged to send abstract proposals in order to establish the scientific programme.

The 170 EUR early* full-conference registration fees include:

  • Admission to workshop sessions on 1st and 2nd October 2024.
  • Coffee breaks.
  • On-site workshop lunches on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd, 2024.
  • Gala dinner on Tuesday 1st.
  • The digital edition of the Workshop Proceedings.

To those registered from 1st of August onwards, fees will be 220 €.

The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.
Application for this event is currently open.