Activated Samples workshop
The 'Activated Samples' workshop was held at The Bishops Lodge in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from September 20-22, 2009. Sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory, the workshop was dedicated to
- identifying experimental characterization capabilities needed at neutron and x-ray national user facilities for the study of active samples for industrial, fission, fusion, and basic science. Specify time and spatial resolutions;
- assessing ongoing and planned opportunities for measuring radioactive samples at existing neutron and synchrotron user facilities;
- debating experimental methods needed for developing transformational insights into radiation damage and, with a decadal scope, debate opportunities that new diagnostics and experimental techniques might enable at new facilities; and
- identifying top ten scientific discovery challenges and prioritized research activity opportunities or investments that could be initialized immediately or within the next 10 years implemented with near term (1-5 year) investment and activity that could be enabled by a new facility.
The meeting featured plenary sessions that offered multiple opportunities for informal discussions and collaborations.
Currently, LANL workshop coordinators are compiling electronic files of the talks, which will be distributed to participants soon. In a month or so, a draft version of the workshop report will be made available. Within two months or so, a final version of the workshop report will be distributed.
For more information, contact
Activated Samples Workshop Administrator
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Mail Stop D410
Los Alamos, NM 87545