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20th National Conference on Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors and Their Applications (SSNTDs-20)


A three-day National Conference on “Solid State Nuclear track Detectors and Their Applications (SSNTDs-20)” is being organised at Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering and Technology (VVIET), Mysuru during October 26-28, 2017. This is the twentieth conference in the series of biennial conference being organized in collaboration with Nuclear Track Society of India, Indian Nuclear Society and Indian Society for Radiation Physics. The SSNTDs-20 is planned to be a comprehensive conference focusing on various aspects of Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors and their applications. It will feature invited talks, contributed papers and poster presentations by eminent scientists, academicians and research students in the field. It is aimed to provide a platform for academic and industry professionals to deliberate on recent progress in the area of SSNTDs and applications in diverse fields of science and technology. It is hoped that the conference will provide young and talented students/scientists a forum for presenting their work besides getting exposed to the latest trends and developments in the field.

About SSNTDs and the Conference

Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors (SSNTDs) - a class of passive detectors, developed by R.L. Fleischer, P.B. Price and R.M. Walker in the early 1960s have found in numerous applications in various fields of science and technology. SSNTDs have been recognized as very potential and effective tools in exploring various areas of research. The intrinsic features of SSNTDs like low cost , availability, versatility and their remarkable stability have contributed to applications in a wide range of fields opening up new vistas which were practically unthinkable and unbelievable about a decade or two ago. In fact, nuclear tracks find applications wherever solid damage occurs and in the present times, there is hardly any branch of science and technology where these detectors don’t have a potential application. Apart from the direct applications of far reaching consequences in nuclear physics, other areas as diverse as bio-medical sciences, cosmic rays and space physics, environmental research, geochronology and  geophysics, materials sciences, lunar science, meteorites and tektites; microanalysis, mine safety, nuclear technology, uranium prospecting and most recently nano-/micro technology etc., have been greatly influenced by SSNTDs. They have a very important role to play in radiation measurement, micro technology and dosimetry and thus are potent enough in spreading awareness about the radiation environment and its impact on the general public and the academic peers. In order to disseminate the knowledge generated in this fast growing field, there is a need to bring material science and radiation community on a common platform and discuss various operational and radiation protection aspects

  • Role of radon in climatology
  • Radon and related areas
  • Indoor radon and thoron measurements
  • Nuclear and Radioactive aerosols
  • Radiation dosimetry
  • Radiation Measurements and Dosimetry
  • Environmental radioactivity
  • Effect of radiation in polymers
  • Effect of radiation on nanomaterials
  • Radioisotopes and their applications
  • Radioisotopes and their applications
  • Nuclear Track Filters and Their Applications
  • Instrumentation, Devices and Software

About Professional Bodies:

The Nuclear Track Society of India (NTSI, C/o Radiochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai-400 085) was founded as the professional body in the year 1987 as a cohesive group of Material Science Experts, Nuclear and Geo Physicists & Technologists etc, with multifarious objectives. NTSI has been organizing conference on SSNTDs and Their Applications biennially with the prime objective to promote meaningful interaction among scientists working on SSNTDs and their applications in diverse fields

Indian Nuclear Society (INS), BARC, Mysuru, is a professional society of nuclear scientists and engineers, established in 1988 with the objectives as: i) promoting advancement of nuclear science & technology and its varied applications, ii) providing a forum for interaction and exchange of information amongst the public about varied benefits of nuclear science and technology.

Indian Society for Radiation Physics (ISRP) is professional society was formed with a primary objective of providing a common forum to the Scientists and Engineers working on different basic as well as applied aspects of ionizing radiation. The idea of forming ISRP was during the National Symposium on Radiation Physics held in Mumbai in 1970 under the inspiring leadership of the late Dr. AK Ganguly. The memorandum formally constituting ISRP was issued in July 1973 and the Society was inaugurated by Late Dr. Raja Ramanna in June 1976. To strengthen the countrywide spread of knowledge in the field of radiation physics, many chapters of ISRP have since been formed. Under ISRP educational programme, lectures, quiz contests related to radiation physics and its applications are conducted in schools and colleges every year.

Registration Fee
Faculty (Non NTSI Members) Rs. 2000/-
Faculty (NTSI Members) Rs. 1500/-
Research Scholars Rs. 1000/-
Accompanying Person Rs. 1000/-
Bank details are as follows
Name and Address of Bank AXIS BANK
Current Account Number: 913010017935326
IFSC Code: UTIB0000151


Important dates:
Abstract Submission May 15, 2017
Acceptance Notification August 01, 2017
Full Paper October 01, 2017
Date of Registration July 30, 2017
Contact person:
Dr. C. Ningappa
Convener- SSNTD-20
Professor & HoD of Physics, VVIET, Mysuru-570028
Mobile Number- 09844337356