Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to The International workshop on Positron Studies of Defects 2020 (PSD-20) to be held during March 22-27, 2020 at DAE Convention Centre, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai, India. PSD is a prestigious series of conference (triennial) in Positron annihilation spectroscopy for defect characterization. The tenth meeting of the series is going to be held in India in 2020. The aim of this workshop has been to bring together positron researchers studying defects in materials for various applications and provide an international platform and excellent opportunity to present and discuss recent results and new experimental & theoretical advances in this field.

It is a great pleasure to welcome scientists working in positron studies of defect from all over the world to share their scientific results, experiences and achievements in the field. We also invite young researchers and students to present their results. The conference will cover positron annihilation study of defects in different materials, defects at surfaces and interfaces using positron beam, positron microscopy, experimental advances and theoretical aspects related to positron annihilation in defects. The conference comprises plenary talks, invited talks and short presentations.


Conference Theme

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Positron studies of defects in Nuclear materials
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Positron studies of defects in metals, alloys, semiconductors and oxides
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Positron beam studies of defects at surfaces, sub-surfaces, interfaces in layered structures
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Positron beam, microscopy and advances in experimental techniques
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Theoretical calculations and simulations of momentum distributions, positron lifetimes and other characteristics of defects
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Positron studies of defects in combination with complementary methods
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Nanostructures and amorphous materials
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Non-metallic solids and energy materials


Program Details

Abstract submission ---20th November 2019

Notification to authors ---15th December 2019

Preliminary program ---20th January 2020

Registration & fee payment ---20th January 2020

Booking of accommodation ---From 10th January 2020 Onwards

Final program announcement ---29th February 2020

Beginning of the workshop ---22nd March 2020


Committees

International Scientific Committee

Jakub Cizek Czech Republic
C. Hugenschmidt Germany
R. Krause-Rehberg Germany
Andreas Wagner Germany
K. G. Lynn USA
Ferida Selim USA
Y. Shirai Japan
Henk Schut The Netherlands
F. Tuomisto Finland
Peter Mascher Canada

Advisory Committee

A. K. Mohanty Director, BARC Mumbai
A. Roy Director, VECC Kolkata
D. Srivastava CE, Nuclear Fuel Complex Hyderabad
G. Amarendra Director, Materials Group, IGCAR Kalpakkam
K. Madangopal Assoc. Director Material Science Group, BARC Mumbai
V. Bhasin Director, Nuclear Fuels Group, BARC Mumbai

                Organizing Committee               

S. K. Jha AFD, BARC
S. Kannan FCD, BARC
R. Keswani MFD, BARC
S. C. Parida PDD, BARC
S. K. Rakshit PDD, BARC
Neeraj Gupta PDD, BARC
M. Syambabu PDD, BARC
P. K. Mohapatra RCD, BARC
R. Acharya RCD, BARC
S. Sodaye RCD, BARC
R. Tripathi RCD, BARC
D. Dutta RCD, BARC
S. K. Sharma RCD, BARC
S. M. Yusuf SSPD, BARC
R. Rajaraman IGCAR, Kalpakkam
D. Sanyal VECC, Kolkata


Abstract / Posters

Abstract

Participants are requested to send their abstract before 20th November, 2019. It is highly recommended that the subject should comply with the scope of the conference. The abstract should not exceed one page length (A4 sheet) and prepared using the template provided here. Please name the submitted file as “author name_preferredchoice of presentation” , For example: abcd_oral.docx and abcd_oral.pdf. You are requested to mark the subject of the email while submission as : “abstract_author’s name”. The abstract can be submitted to the conference email: psd2020.india@gmail.com

Poster

For “Poster Presentation” the size of the poster should be no larger than 1 meter in height (vertical) and 1 meter in width (horizontal).


Travel

Venue

The conference will be held at DAE Convention Centre, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai, the residential township of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, India. The venue is located about 20 km north-east of Mumbai downtown. It is about 20 km from international airport (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport), Mumbai and about 18 km from main railway stations (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Mumbai Central). Mumbai is the financial and commercial capital of India and capital of the Indian state, Maharashtra. It is located on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India. Mumbai is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city's distinctive ensemble of Victorian and Art Deco buildings.

VISA

All overseas delegates for PSD-20 are required to apply for "CONFERENCE VISA". It is to be noted that e-conference VISA is not acceptable as the conference venue is a resitricted entry zone. However, accompanying persons/family members visiting India, whose sole purpose is leisure/sightseeing, may seek a Tourist Visa (please check with the Indian Consulates in your respective countries before you proceed). All Non-Resident Indians (NRI), who do not possess the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) or Person of Indian Origin (POI) card, need to apply for a Conference Visa. Besides the invitation letter from the organizers, the visa requires clearances from various government ministries in India. Since these clearances take time (2-3 months) it is essential for the organizers to apply early. Passport details are prerequisite for clearances and delegates are requested to enclose the same (scanned copy of first & last page of passport) when the abstract is submitted.


Accommodation

The conference venue is in the vicinity of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. There are limited options for hotels in the nearby area. The organizers have arranged accommodation in two hotels located around 10 Km from the venue. Accommodation can be booked at subsidized rates in these hotels by mentioning the conference reservation code as mentioned below. The participants are free to book with the hotel without mentioning the reference code if the on-going tariff on the day of booking is less than the negotiated one. In that case, please inform the organizers about your stay and itinerary. The details of hotels can be found at the website of the hotel (given below). We suggest booking at these hotels for convenient travel to the conference venue as transport will be provided for pick-up and drop from these hotels to the conference venue. Limited accommodation at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Guest house is also available and can be booked on first come first service basis. Accommodation request for guest house booking can be made to the organizers directly.

For Hotel Booking:

Reference code: Reservation for PSD 20, BARC
The booking can be done by writing directly to the hotel reservation (at given email) with subject mentioning “Reservation for PSD 20, BARC” with a copy marked to psd2020.india@gmail.com. On receipt of reply mail from hotel reservation desk, delegates are required to make payments as directed by hotel reservation team, failing which the reservation of room will not be confirmed.

Four Points by Sheraton Navi Mumbai, Vashi

Room Type Tariff
Guest Room Single occupancy: INR 6600 + taxes as applicable*
Double Occupancy: INR 7500 + taxes as applicable*
Guest Club Room Single occupancy: INR 8800 + taxes as applicable*
Double Occupancy: INR 9500 + taxes as applicable*
Guest Suite Room INR 12000 + taxes as applicable*
Premium Suite INR 14000 + taxes as applicable*

Inclusive of breakfast and WiFi (other details can be found on the hotel website)
*Present Tax:
12% (if tariff is below INR 7500 per day)
18% (if tariff is above INR 7500 per day)
Please note that the booking at this hotel is subjected to the availability of rooms
Check-in : 1200 noon (Early check-in will be subjected to the availability of the room)
Check-out : 1200 noon

Reference code: Reservation for PSD 20, BARC
Contact for reservation: reservations@fourpointsvashi.com
Copy to: psd2020.india@gmail.com

ibis, Navi Mumbai

Room Type Tariff
Single Occupancy INR 3600 + taxes as applicable*
Double Occupancy INR 4000 + taxes as applicable*

Inclusive of breakfast and WiFi (other details can be found on the hotel website)

*Present Tax:
12% (if tariff is below INR 7500 per day)
18% (if tariff is above INR 7500 per day)

Tariff rate is applicable for bookings before 28th February, 2020. After that booking is subjected to availability of rooms and the running tariffs
Check-in : 1200 noon (Early check-in will be subjected to the availability of the room)
Check-out : 1200 noon

Reference code: Reservation for PSD 20, BARC

Contact for reservation: shehraz.ahmed@accor.com
Copy to: psd2020.india@gmail.com


For BARC Guest House Booking:


The booking can be done by writing directly to the organizers with subject mentioning “Reservation for PSD 20, BARC” to psd2020.india@gmail.com.

BARC Guest House, Anushakti Nagar

Room Type Tariff
AC Suit Single Occupancy INR 4000
AC Suit Double Occupancy INR 8000
AC Room Single Occupancy INR 3000
AC Room Double Occupancy INR 6000

Tariff does not include breakfast.
No WiFi facility.
No on-call services

Contact for reservation: psd2020.india@gmail.com
Copy to: kathis@barc.gov.in


Registration

Registration is a must for all the participants.

Registration fee includes: Admission to all the sessions, Abstract booklet, Working Lunches and tea/coffee breaks, Welcome Dinner, Excursion and Banquet

Fee Structure for PSD-20

Registration Charges Before 20th January 2020 After 20th January 2020
Regular delegates EUR 450 EUR 500
Students EUR 300 EUR 350
Accompanying person EUR 200 EUR 200

Fees Payment Options

Online Bank Transfer

  1. You are requested to e-mail us the copy of the transfer receipt.
  2. On-the spot registration is discouraged since POS facility will not be available at the conference site.
  3. The bank transfer charges on the transaction should be added to the registration fee while payment.

Bank detail:

Bank Name: State Bank of India

Branch: BARC, Mumbai

A/C name: PSD-20

A/C Type: Current

A/C number: 38855306069

IFSC code: SBIN0001268

SWIFT Code: SBININBB508


Contact Us

Prof. P. K. Pujari (Chair)
Director, Radiochemistry & Isotope Group
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Mumbai 400085, India
Tel: +91-22-25595326
Email: pujari@barc.gov.in

Dr. Kathi Sudarshan (Convener)
Radiochemistry Division
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Mumbai 400085, India
Tel: +91-22-25590737
Email: psd2020.india@gmail.com; kathis@barc.gov.in

Dr. Priya Maheshwari (Secretary)
Radiochemistry Division
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Mumbai 400085, India
Tel: +91-22-25590737
Email: psd2020.india@gmail.com; priyam@barc.gov.in



Website designed by: Rohit Chandak, Saurabh Mukherjee and Priya Maheshwari, BARC, Mumbai





Important Dates -- Acceptance and Intimation 15th December 2019 ------Early bird Registration: 20th January, 2020--- Accommodation Booking/Request 15th February 2020 -- Program Date March 22-27, 2020