MTAA-15 Abstract Book

MTAA-15 Souvenir

About MTAA-15

The 15th International Conference on Modern Trends in Activation Analysis (MTAA-15) is being organized by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, India in associationwith International Committee on Activation Analysis (ICAA) & Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists & Allied Scientists (IANCAS) during November 17-22, 2019 at the DAE Convention Centre, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai-400094. The conference will be co-sponsored by Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India.

International conference on Modern trends in Activation Analysis is conducted almost every four years since its inception in 1961 till 2015 and the venues are given below.

  • 2015- Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • 2011- Texas A & M University (College Station, Texas), USA
  • 2007- Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
  • 2004-University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
  • 1999-National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • 1996- Seoul, Korea
  • 1991-Atominsfitute, Vienna, Austria.
  • 1986-Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1981-University of Toronto, Canada
  • 1976-University of Munich, Germany
  • 1972-Saclay, France
  • 1968- Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
  • 1965- Texas A & M University (College Station, Texas), USA
  • 1961- Texas A & M University (College Station, Texas), USA


  • Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA)
  • Prompt Gamma-ray NAA (PGNAA)
  • Charge Particle Activation Analysis (CPAA)
  • Photon Activation Analysis (PAA)
  • Fast Neutron Activation Analysis (FNAA)
  • k0-based conventional & internal monostandard NAA & PGNAA
  • Preconcentration, Radiochemical, Chemical & Speciation NAA
  • Research Reactors, Accelerators & Facilities for Activation Analysis
  • Radiation Detectors & Gamma-ray Spectrometry
  • Applications of Activation Analysis to Various Fields
  • Chemistry and Applications of Activation Products (radioisotopes)
  • Applications to Reference Materials & QA/QC in Measurements
  • Radioanalytical Techniques ( XRF, PIXE, PIGE, SSNTD, TLA etc.)

The conference will cover the recent developments and applications in activation analysis technique using neutrons (conventional and k0-based NAA and PGNAA and FNAA), charge particles (CPAA) and Thin Layer Activation Analysis (TLA). photons (PAA). Scope includes applications of activation analysis to various fields like biology, geology, material science, (bio)medical sciences, nanosciences, energy sciences, food and nutrition, forensic sciences, environmental sciences and reference materials. Focus will be given on topics like modernization and improvement of activation analysis techniques, gamma-ray spectrometry, detectors and instrumentation, facilities like research reactors and accelerators and QA/QC in measurements. Special attention will be given to chemistry and applications of radioisotopes (activation products) obtained from reactors and accelerators for health care, industry, agriculture and research. Scope also includes other radioanalytical techniques like XRF, Ion Beam Analysis (PIXE/PIGE/NRA) and Solid State nuclear track detector (SSNTD).

Technical programs in the conference will also provide a platform for the young generation researchers as well as PhD students to interact with scientists from abroad and India engaged in research in the areas of activation analysis.This conference will bring together a panel of highly-accomplished experts and the presentations will encompass basic studies and applications as well as address topics of novel methods. During the conference period, discussions will focus on the recent advances, difficulties, and breakthroughs in the field of Activation Analysis. The conference will feature a plenary/keynote talks, invited talks/oral presentations and poster presenttaions in various technical sessions. Best oral & poster presentations will be selected for the award.

Important Dates / Deadlines
One Page Abstract Submission : August 20, 2019
Submission of Passport and other details for visa purposes ( Annexure I & II) : August 10, 2019
Intimation of Abstract Acceptance / Invitation Letter
( for visa )
: August 31, 2019
Request for Accommodation (Guest House) / Hotel Accomodation (Direct Booking) : October 31, 2019
Payment of Registration Fee (Early Bird)
Late Registration Fee
: September 30, 2019
: November 17, 2019
Journal (JRNC) Full Paper Submission : October 31, 2019

:OCTOBER 31, 2019
NOVEMBER 17, 2019


  INDIA - -400094

About Mumbai and the conference venue

Mumbai is on the west coast of India. It is thefinancial capital of India and houses Indian film industry. Mumbai city is well connected to other parts of India and rest of the world. People coming to Mumbai by train can alight at Mumbai CST, Dadar, Kurla, Mumbai Central, Bandra or Panvel Terminus. Those travelling by flight will alight either at domestic airport at Santacruz or at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja International Airport (Terminal 2, T2). The venue of the Symposium is at the DAE Convention Centre, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai-400094. Anushaktinagar is located in the north-east part of Mumbai. This is a residential colony for the staff members of DAE organizations including BARC and is surrounded by beautiful hills and gardens. Railway stations are within 10-20 km from the Venue. Anushaktinagar is less than 25 kms from the Domestic and international (Terminal 2) airports. Prepaid and App based taxies ( Ola, Uber, Meru, Cool Cab, pre-paid taxi) are available at most of the railway stations and the airports. Those travelling by local trains should alight at Mankhurd Station (East) on the harbor line, which is ~2 kms from the venue(Anushaktinagar). Many buses run by Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) come to the Anushaktinagar Bus Depot, near to & next to Chembur/Deonar.Mumbaihas a hot climate during summer and pleasant during winter. November to February is pleasant with temperature range between18°C to 25°C.

About Host Institute: BARC and DAE

For details of our Institute (BARC) and Department (DAE), kindly visit web pages: and

Travel Arrangements

It is expected that the participants will make their own travel arrangements from & to Airport / Railway stations or Residence to the conference venue/temporary residence. In special cases (for foreign delegates), local travel from airports to hotel and return will be arranged by the hotel or by the host institute (on payment basis). The host institute will also organize bus transport for foreign participants to and from the hotel and venue.

Abstract submission

Abstracts of one page (about 250 words) including text, table, Figure and references are invited on the above topics. The abstract template and guidelines can be downloaded from The abstract in MS Word file (XYZ.docx) hould be submitted to conference email ( by August 10, 2019.


Authors of selected and presented abstracts (as per the reviewers’ comments/recommendations) will be contacted for submission of their full papers in the MTAA-15Special Issue of the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (JRNC).

Authors Please Note

  • Abstracts based on original unpublished work will be accepted for presentation.
  • The abstract in MS Word file should be submitted to the conference email
  • Contributory abstracts are invited on topics listed overleafin the form of one page. The template can be downloaded from
  • Abstracts should be categorized (A to M) as per the s given under SCOPE of the symposium.However, depending on the referee’s comments, the same might be changed
  • E-mail ID of corresponding author should be given and presenting author should be underlined.

Registration of Delegates & Fees

Regular Participant : USD 500
Retired Scientist & Academician / PhD Student / Research Fellow : USD 250
Accompanying Person : USD 250
Public / Private Sector (Industry) Participant
Note: Late Fee Charge (Additional USD 50)
: USD 500

Registration Fee to be paid via Credit/Debit card or on-line bank transfer (NEFT/RTGS) payable to “MTAA-15” as per the instructions given below and on the webpage.

A/C Name: MTAA-15

A/C No.: 38519029395

Bank Name: State Bank of India (SBI)

Branch: BARC Branch Trombay

IFSC Code: SBIN0001268


MICR Code: 400002006

Information for foreign delegates

Please send the scanned copy of the pages 1 and 2 of your passport showing your photograph and passport details and completed Annexure I and II (Excel file from webpage) via email to along with the abstract submission and latest by August 10, 2019. The information details are required to take necessary permission of your attendance from BARC as well as the Government of India and for obtaining conference visa to India.


Accommodation for foreign delegates and those from India will be arranged in specific hotels (nearer to the venue) in Navi Mumbai/Mumbai. Delegates will be able to book directly their accommodation and pay directly to the hotels using credit cards. Air conditioned DAE/BARC Guest House (at or near to the conference venue) accommodation (with limited amenities and no Wi-Fi) will also be provided upon request and also on payment basis. Wi-Fi facility will be provided at the Conference venue to all participants. Details will be posted in due course of time.

For MTAA-15 accomodation details Click here


Chairman, Organizing Committee
Dr. Pradeep K. Pujari
Associate Director, RC&I Group
& Head, Radiochemistry Division, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai - 400085, India
Tel. +91-22-25595326
Fax: +91-22-25505155 (
Chairman, Technical Committee Dr. A.V.R. Reddy
Ex-Head, Analytical Chemistry Division,

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Trombay, Mumbai- 400085, India
Tel. +91-22-7719241
Fax: +91-22-25505151
Convener Dr. Raghunath Acharya
Nuclear Analytical & Accelerator Chemistry Section, Radiochemistry Division,BARC, Trombay, Mumbai- 400085, India
Tel. +91-22-25594590
Fax: +91-22-25505151

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For Updates Visit:
Website: ( under Symposia → MTAA-15)


Download Forms & Template
Abstract Book pdf
Souvenir pdf
Circular pdf
SNAA-2019 Circular pdf
MTAA-15 Announcement Brochure pdf
Abstract Template word pdf
Annexure I and II for MTAA-15 participation(Delegates from Overseas)  
Abstract Information Sheet  
Accomodation Details  
Accomodation Request Form word word
Registration Form word  
Registration Form for NAA School (SNAA-2019) word  
MTAA-15 - IANCAS Souvenir Bulletin on Reactor Utilization pdf  


Contact Us

Correspondence for MTAA-15
MTAA-15 Secretariat,
  Radiochemistry Division,
  Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
  Trombay, Mumbai 400 085, India.

Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists & Allied Scientists (IANCAS)
C/o Radiochemistry Division, BARC, Mumbai-400085
(ESTD. 1981, Reg. No. MAH / 232 / 1984 / GBBSD)
Role of IANCAS in MTAA-15

MTAA-15 is being organized by BARC in association with IANCAS. It is proposed that IANCAS would bring out a special bulletin (Souvenir) on the occasion of MTAA-15 and also coordinate to organize Exhibition Stalls of Scientific Instruments & Technology.
Best ORAL & POSTER presentation awards will be given by IANCAS/Organizersfor encouraging young and budding researchers/PhD students.


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