Since the first meeting held in 1996 in Oak Ridge, USA, the International Workshop on Spallation Materials Technology (IWSMT) has become an excellent forum for demonstrating the progress and achievements in new and existing spallation neutron sources and ADS projects, presenting latest results from materials related studies in different fields, radiation damage effects and liquid metal compatibility etc., and discussing open questions encountered in developing high power spallation targets and ADS.
Ten meetings of the series were organized every one and a half years in the last years with joint efforts of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, USA), Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ, Germany), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL, USA), Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI, Switzerland), the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI, Japan), the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK, Japan) and recently Chinese Academy of Science (CAS, China) and the Belgian Nuclear Research Center (SCK•CEN, Belgium). In each meeting, about sixty scientists and engineers from different countries worldwide contributed around fifty presentations. The proceedings of the first three meetings were published by the host institutes ORNL, FZJ and LANL respectively. The proceedings of the further meetings have since been edited by the host institutes and published as special editions of Journal of Nuclear Materials (JNM).
IWSMT-11, to be held in Ghent, Belgium, has the same mission as the previous meetings, namely to provide a forum for demonstrating the progress in different spallation target R&D projects and exchanging the latest information of materials related studies. SCK•CEN and UGent are pleased and honored to host this meeting and warmly welcomes you to join it.