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8th workshop "Application of Charged Particle Accelerators in Studying Radiation Damage in Systems with a High Level of Organization (Space, Medical, Biological, and Technical Aspects)"

Laboratory of Radiation Biology, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

Dubna, Moscow Region, 29 – 30 March 2010

Nuclear physics facilities of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) offer opportunities that are unique over Russia for studying the effect of multi-component and wide-spectrum radiation on biological and electronic systems. Heavy charged particle beams of the upgraded Nuclotron allow modeling the whole composition and spectrum of the solar cosmic rays (SCR) and galactic cosmic radiation (GCR). The upgraded IBR-2 pulsed reactor, IREN facility, and 660-MeV phasotron will soon open broad new opportunities for studying the effect of neutrons in a wide energy range. JINR has equipment and experience necessary for performing neutron structure analysis of biological and solid state objects on micro- and nanolevels.

The following issues will be discussed:

  1. Modeling the effect of heavy charged particles of the SCR and GCR on biological objects at the cellular, tissue, and organism levels.
  2. Using heavy charged particle beams for malignant tumor therapy.
  3. Modeling radiation damage and failures of microelectronic elements induced by cosmic radiation

It is planned to discuss a possibility of the establishment of a collaboration of interested organizations for the development of a research program in the above-mentioned fields and define approximately the conditions necessary for its realization at JINR's basic facilities.

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Laboratory of Radiation Biology, JINR


  • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • Institute of Medical and Biological Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
  • Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University
  • Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics, RAS
  • Institute of Molecular Genetics, RAS
  • Institute of Space Research, RAS
  • Innovation and Manufacturing Enterprise "Praktika" Ltd.

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna Moscow Region, 6 Joliot-Curie str.
Scientific Secretary of the workshop: Oleg Belov; e-mail: dem@jinr.ru.



Sunday, 28 March

  Arrival and registration of the participants.

Monday, 29 March

  Chairs: Acad. RAS M.A. Ostrovsky;
Prof. S.A. Limborskaya
1000-1015 Opening. Welcome address by the JINR Director A.N. Sissakian, Acad. RAS
1015-1035 G.V. Trubnikov (JINR)
The Nuclotron – NICA project
1035-1055 V.A. Skuratov (JINR)
Applied research opportunities at the accelerators of the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions
1055-1115 V.N. Shvetsov (JINR)
Neutron beams of the facilities at the Laboratory of Neutron Physics
  Chairs: RAS Corr. Member I.B. Ushakov;
Prof. I.G. Mitrofanov
1145-1215 E.A. Krasavin (JINR)
Radiobiological research at JINR's accelerators

M.A. Ostrovsky (Institute of Biochemical Physics, RAS; JINR)
The effect of heavy charged particles on eye structures (the retina and lens)

1245-1315 I.G. Mitrofanov (Institute of Space Research, RAS)
Cooperation between JINR and the Institute of Space Research, RAS in studying planets by nuclear physics methods
  Chairs: Prof. M.I. Panasiuk;
Prof. E.A. Krasavin
1500-1530 I.B. Ushakov, A.S. Stemberg (Institute of Medical and Biological Problems, RAS)
Radiation physiology of higher nervous activity
1530-1600 G.V. Mytsin (JINR)
JINR Phasotron-based hadron cancer therapy
1600-1630 M.I. Panasiuk (Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University)
Radiation-induced failures of spacecraft electronics: specifics of the space radiation fields and problems of modeling the medium and nuclear physics effects in microchips
1630-1845 General discussion
M.A. Ostrovsky, Acad. RAS
I.B. Ushakov, RAS Corr. Member
Prof. M.I. Panasiuk
Prof. E.A. Krasavin
1900 Stand-up party
Tuesday, 30 March
1000-1200 General discussion
Memorandum signing
Workshop closure

JINR invites you to take part in this workshop.



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LRB, JINR, Joliot-Curie 6,
141980 Dubna, Moscow region, Russia

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