22 to 26 May 2023
LVR Landemuseum Bonn
The performance of fusion devices and of future fusion power plants strongly depends on the capability and durability of plasma-facing materials and components under the expected operational conditions. This comprises the resistance to heat and particle loads, material and in particular thermo-mechanical properties, as well as the variation of those as a result of fusion neutron irradiation. These are all critical parameters, which need to be understood and tailored from atomistic to component levels. The 19th International Conference on Plasma-Facing Materials and Components for Fusion Applications addresses these issues.
Jan Coenen, Germany (Chair)
Sebastijan Brezinsek , Germany
Takeshi Hirai, ITER
Wolfgang Jacob, Germany
Robert Kolasinski, USA
Marianne Richou, France
Guang-Hong Lu, China
Thomas Morgan, The Netherlands
Noriyasu Ohno, Japan
Daniel Primetzhofer, Sweden
Anna Widdowson, UK
Marius Wirtz , Germany (Guest)
Marius Wirtz (Chair)
Jan Coenen (Chair)
LVR LandesMuseum Bonn
Colmantstr. 14-16, 53115 Bonn
Copyright: ©J. Vogel, LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn
The 19th International Conference on Plasma-Facing Materials and Components for Fusion Applications will be held from 22–26 May, 2023 in the LVR Landesmuseum Bonn. It is the Rhineland's only museum of cultural history and presents the development of the region from its beginnings to the present day.
The atrium and the foyer also provide a representative environment for scientific conferences. The museum is very easy to reach with public transportation. It is only a few minutes' walk away from Bonn Central Train Station.
The city of Bonn
Founded in the 1st century BC as a Roman settlement, Bonn is one of Germany's oldest cities and tends to leave a considerable impression on most people who visit it. The city gained true global recognition when it became the home to the West German parliament and government after 1949.Today Bonn is Germany's United Nations City with a total of 20 UN institutions. Famously known as the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn offers a wide range of cultural activities and museums and an atmospheric street culture with many cafés and beer gardens. The University of Bonn, founded in 1818 and now one of the largest German universities, attracts students from all over the worldFamously known as the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn offers a wide range of cultural activities and museums and an atmospheric street culture with many cafés and beer gardens. The University of Bonn, founded in 1818 and now one of the largest German universities, attracts students from all over the world.
REGISTRATION FOR PARTICIPATION
Short instruction for registration
To register as conference participant, you need an account in the PFMC-19 ConfTool system.
1) As author, member of the programme committee, or reviewer for this conference you will most likely already hold a ConfTool account. Please use your existing account for registration as participant.and log in with your user name and password. - > To start the registration process, please click on "Register as Participant" on the overview page of your ConfTool account and follow the steps of registration.
2) If you have no ConfTool account yet, your first step will be to create a new account. To create a new account, select the link "Register New" on the login page (upper left corner) and follow the instructions given there. Please enter your full name and address, and provide a valid e-mail address, as these details are required to contact you and used for invoices,
Registration "Early Bird"
16 December, 2022 - 17 March, 2023
Registration "Regular Rate"
17 March - 28 April, 2023
Final regular registration deadline
28 April, 2023
Early Bird Rate
after 28 April
Regular Scientific Participant
Student or Graduate Student
Conference fee includes:
• Admission to all scientific sessions (tutorial, oral and poster)
• Admission to the conference reception
• Admission to the conference dinner
• Conference material
• Coffee breaks
You may register one accompanying person, who is allowed to participate in the social events, not in the scientific programme.
The fees are as follows: Welcome Reception: 30 € /Conference Dinner 80 €
Please note that we are not allowed to accept registrations from participants affiliated with a Russian or Belarusian institution. Such registrations must be rejected.
Among the topics of the joint conference recent developments and research results in the following fields are addressed:
Selected international speakers will present overview lectures and treat detailed aspects of the given topics. Contributed papers to the subjects of the meeting are solicited for oral and poster presentations
A tutorial course with contributions from experts in the fields covered by the event is organized on Monday, 22 May 2023 from 14:00 to 18:00 h. These introductory lectures are dedicated to PhD students, PostDocs, and newcomers in the field, but are open to all registered participants.
Tutorial speakers to be announced.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Participants are invited to submit abstracts online as contributions for the conference. Abstracts will be evaluated by the scientific programme committee; Selected abstracts will be promoted as oral or poster presentation by the committee.
Extended deadline for the abstract submission is 27 January, 2023.
To submit your abstract please use the
ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
In order to submit an abstract for PFMC-19 at first you have to create an user account (account will be used for registration later on). You will receive your personal login details via email. Please follow the link „Abstract Submission“ in the section „Your Submissions“ in order to get access to the submission page.
You will be guided through the following submission steps:
1. Step - indicate authors
2. Step - enter title and text
3. Step - choose abstract topic and click extra fields
4. Step -> "proceed"
5. Step - upload abstract file
6. Step - preview/save
During the phase of abstract submission the contributions may be amended with your personal login. More information for submitting authors you can find here
To ensure uniformity of the uploaded abstract files, all authors are obliged to use the standardized "Template Abstracts PFMC-19" (see downloads on right-hand column) for abstract preparation.
The text font for the abstract should be Arial. The page size should be chosen as A4. The top margin is 3 cm, left, and right margins are 2.5 cm each, the bottom margin is 2 cm. The text must be written in clear English.
The title must be in Arial, 12pt, boldface, centred. It is followed by one blank line (12pt). This is already included in the formatting of this text. Authors should be written in Arial 12pt, centred. The corresponding author should be marked with star (*). Please use lower case letters as superscripts following each name if more than one affiliation is required. The author line is followed by one blank line (12pt). The affiliation(s) appear in Arial, 10 pt, italic, centred. Please start with a new line for each affiliation. Leave one blank line (12pt) between the affiliations and the text body.
The body of the abstract must be typed in 12 pt Arial, left and right flush with single line spacing. If necessary, references  can be used [2, 3]. The contact information of the corresponding author should appear in the last lines. The abstract must not exceed one page.
The Special Issue will be by invitation only. All abstracts of the conference will be evaluated and the top 100 will be invited to submit a manuscript.
Please take note that in addition to the conference fee a Gold Open Access fee for publication is due. A special discounted rate of 50% was negotiated and will take effect when submitting. The Open Access Fee for publication will be 750 $ (~777€).
The manuscripts will be refereed according to the standards of this journal.
Please note that your paper must follow the Author Guidelines (https://www.elsevier.com/journals/nuclear-materials-and-energy/2352-1791/guide-for-authors) to be accepted for publication in the special issue.
It is assumed that every author submitting a manuscript will also facilitated publication by reviewing 1-2 other papers.
You can make an online reservation from th contingent of rooms directly at
Important note: Every guest, who books a hotel room via this page, will automatically also receive a free ticket for local public transport. This ticket is valid for the full duration of your stay (day of arrival up to and including day of departure) and is valid on the entire VRS network. You can find more information about the validity of the ticket here.
The PFMC-19 offers different occasions to get to know other participants and for dialogue with colleagues. We cordially invite you to participate at the following social events.
On Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 we will offer different guided tours to explore the beautiful and historic city of Bonn.
The conference dinner will be on Thursday, evening 25 May, 2023 on the river boat “Rheinprinzessin” – a pleasant and relaxing way to have dinner and enjoy the river Rhine.
7 October, 2022
Start "Abstract Submission"
27 January, 2023
Extended deadline "Abstract Submission"
3 March, 2023
Notification for Authors
22 March, 2023
Deadline "Early Bird Registration"