The 5th international conference Isotopes: Technologies, Materials, and Application was held last week at Tomsk Polytechnic University. About 300 early-career scientists, postgraduate students, and students from the universities of Russia, Czech Republic, China, Nigeria, Brazil, Australia, India, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan took part in the conference. TPU participants won in four of five sections.
The conference was held at TPU on 19-23 November 2018. It was devoted to the issues of obtaining isotope products by different methods, diagnostics and analyzing substances and impurities, creating monoisotopic and isotopically modified materials, expanding the areas of isotope applications, deep clearance difficult-to-separate substances, storage and disposal of isotope production waste.
The main objective of the conference is to summarize the experience and developments in the field of isotope production technology and the use of compounds of a given isotopic composition in various sectors of the economy.
The head of the Laboratory of Isotopic Analysis and Technology of the School of Nuclear Science & Engineering Igor Shamanin noted:
‘TPU participants demonstrated a decent level. According to the results of the conference, a collection of reports in English will be published, which is indexed in the Scopus database in the field of physics. This is of high importance for participants because some will pursue postgraduate studies, others are already PhD students and articles in such publications are taken into account by the Higher Attestation Commission when considering the application for awarding an academic degree.’
The international conference was held on five scientific topics, as a result, the 1st-degree diplomas in four of them were awarded to TPU representatives. Prizes in all section also went to TPU.
Daria Leontieva won in the section: Selection of Substances by Molecular-Kinetic and Aerodynamic Methods. Improving the Technology and Engineering of Separating Production.
Julia Vasilieva became the best in the section: Selection of Substances by Optical, Electromagnetic, ICR, Laser, and Plasma Methods. Diagnostics and Methods of Analysis of Substances and Impurities.
Nikita Golovkov took the first place in the section: Plasma Engineering and Technology in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle.
Alina Zaitseva won in the section: Selection and Deep Clearance of Difficult-to-Separate Substances by Physical and Chemical Methods.
More information is available on the website of the conference.