9 February 2024

Special Session IFMF-DONES

We are pleased to announce a special Session IFMF-DONES at the RAP 2024 Conference.

The International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility – Demo Oriented NEutron Source (IFMIF-DONES) is a single-sited novel research infrastructure for testing, validation and qualification of the materials to be used in future fusion power plants like DEMO (a demonstration fusion reactor prototype). Moreover, this facility will be used for basic and applied research using the neutron source. For these tasks, a high flux neutron accelerator will be commissioned.

Therefore, the following topics are related to this special session:

  • Matter-radiation interaction,
  • Radiation detectors (experimental and simulation),
  • Rad-Hard materials and electronic systems,
  • Materials for fusion energy facilities,
  • Applications of irradiation accelerators in different fields.

The participants can specify this special session under “Other” field when uploading their abstracts.

For additional information, please contact Antonio M. Lallena (lallena@ugr.es) and Alberto J. Palma (ajpalma@ugr.es).


IFMIF-DONES facility in Granada (SPAIN)

9 January 2024

Special issue in European Physical Journal – Special Topics (EPJ-ST)

The participants in RAP 2024 have an opportunity to publish full papers based on their conference contributions either in European Physical Journal – Special Topics (EPJ-ST) (impact factor 2.8) or in RAP Conference Proceedings. Although this is not obligatory, we encourage participants to submit their full papers to one of these publications. The deadline is 30 June 2024.

Unlike the RAP 2023 special issue in Applied Radiation and Isotopes, for the RAP 2024 special issue in EPJ-ST, the guest editors associated with the conference will have full control of the reviewing process. We will endeavour to arrange quick review of submitted manuscripts; in addition, the papers will be published online as soon as they are accepted, without waiting for a complete special issue to be assembled.

The manuscripts for the EPJ-ST special issue should be submitted directly to the journal following journal’s instructions.

More information about the EPJ-ST special issue can be found here.

Social programme and excursions

We are arranging a rich social programme, including a cocktail, conference dinner, and an excursion. Alhambra is a marvel of Granada and probably one of the most magnificent places in Spain, so we felt obliged to provide our attendees with a 3 hour guided tour to Alhambra on Tuesday 11 June in the afternoon. However, due to a huge popularity of the venue, the organisation of this visit is not a simple task. Alhambra tickets are in very high demand and must be booked well in advance. The estimation of the agency we cooperate with is that the tickets should be available if purchased before 1 April 2024, but this is just the estimation. Note that the tickets are personalised, with each ticket requiring a name and ID number of a visitor. In this situation, we are offering the participants the following options, which will be indicated in the conference Registration Form, to be launched in January 2024:

  • If you are sure that you are coming to Granada for RAP 2024, register as soon as possible and provide your name/ID in the Registration Form. We will then purchase the tickets for you and your accompanying persons.
  • If you prefer to purchase your tickets yourself (they may be available even after 1 April, but this is not guaranteed), we will provide you with a personalised link facilitating this. We will then refund the cost of the ticket(s) to you at the conference desk.
  • For those who cannot obtain the tickets using the previous two options or are not interested in Alhambra visit, we will organise an alternative guided tour in the City of Granada on Tuesday afternoon.

1 December 2023

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

After a successful RAP 2023 conference, held in Anavyssos, Greece, we are moving to a sunny Spanish province of Andalusia. Namely, RAP 2024 will be held from 10-12 June 2024 at the University of Granada.

RAP 2024 will be a hybrid conference with full interaction between onsite and online participants. Regular conference publications are Book of Abstracts and Conference Proceedings. In addition, we have also arranged the publication of the Special Issue of European Physical Journal – Special Topics (EPJ-ST) (impact factor 2.8) dedicated to full papers based on conference contributions.

Granada is certainly one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in Spain, with its atmospheric streets, tasty (and free!) tapas, and indeed a world famous Alhambra towering over the city centre. We are arranging reach social programme, including cocktail, conference dinner, and an excursion to Alhambra, either on Tuesday 11 or Thursday 13 June. As Granada is quite busy in June, early accommodation booking is strongly recommended.


We kindly invite you to submit your contribution(s) to RAP 2024. The deadline for submission of one page abstracts is 29 February 2024, and the deadline for full papers for the Proceedings/journal is 30 June 2024. Note that the registration fees (except the one for virtual offline participation) cover both publication of the abstract and submission of full paper in Proceedings or journal.

Please visit our website and follow us on Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram for updates. We would be grateful if you could spread a word about the conference within your research network.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time with your questions or suggestions.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at RAP 2024.