Since 2008, users, operators, researchers and specialists from Material Testing Reactors (MTR) throughout the world have gathered each year to exchange knowledge and experiences particular to the scope of their activities.
As in previous meetings, the 5th International Symposium on Material Testing Reactors (ISMTR) encourages participants to engage in teamwork and build relationships that promote the continuous development and expansion of this collaborative worldwide network of specialists, organizations and companies involved in MTR operation.
The Symposium will also include the 7th Specialist Meeting on Recycling of Irradiated Beryllium. The objective of this meeting is to exchange information on beryllium used at MTRs, especially material selection, recycling of irradiated beryllium, lifetime expansion and waste management.
This year’s symposium will be held the week of October 22, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri, USA, and hosted by the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR®), the highest powered university-operated research reactor in the United States. MURR is a multi-disciplinary research and education facility providing a broad range of analytical, radiographic and irradiation services to the research community and the commercial sector.