Papers Invited for Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry

Papers are invited for ASTM International’s 21st International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry, to be held April 14-17, 2025, in Aix-en-Provence, France. The event is sponsored by ASTM International’s reactive and refractory metals and alloys committee (B10) and will be held in conjunction with the committee’s standards development meetings.

The purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for exchanging new information on the fabrication, testing, development, and characterization of zirconium-based materials used in the nuclear industry. Of particular interest are studies that focus on identifying and understanding the mechanisms and behaviors of these materials.

Appropriate topics for papers include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Basic Metallurgy and Processing;
  • Fabrication and Alloy Development;
  • Mechanical Behavior;
  • Corrosion and Hydriding;
  • In-Reactor Performance;
  • Irradiation Effects;
  • High-Temperature and Transient Phenomena;
  • Mechanistic Modeling of Processing or Performance;
  • Intermediate and Long-Term Storage Performance;
  • And Coatings for Accident Tolerant Fuel.

Both oral and poster presentations are planned. The John Schemel Award for the best paper of the symposium will be selected from the submitted papers. The best poster will also be recognized at the symposium.

To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250 to 300-word abstract in the online Abstract Submission Portal no later than June 1, 2024. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

Additional information is available from technical chair Dr. Michael Preuss (;, or the event’s editorial chair, Fabien Onimus (

For more information about this symposium, please visit:

Symposia Operations Contact: Tammy Schane tel+1.610.832.9522,

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May 3, 2024