TDB Project Course – Eighth Edition: Thermodynamic Data Collection and Assessment
About the course

The eighth edition of the annual NEA Thermochemical Database (TDB) Project course on the topic of thermodynamic data collection and assessment will take place as a online event on 10 October 2024. 

Organised by the NEA TDB Project, the course is designed to familiarise scientists with current NEA TDB activities and standards, provide an overview of data collection and analysis techniques, and work through some real system examples to demonstrate the critical evaluation and data assessment process. Retaining high scientific standards for the collection, interpretation, critical review and application of thermodynamic data is a key goal of the NEA TDB, and helps assure that a strong scientific basis for the safety case is maintained to support international nuclear waste management options.

Target audience

Ideally designed for graduate students, young scientists (typically postdoctoral students) or any scientists who are new to the nuclear chemistry field and its application to nuclear waste management (repository science as well as environmental remediation/containment of near-surface contamination sites). The course also further targets scientists interested in broader environmental applications of the NEA TDB and the collection and application of thermodynamic data.

Practical information

Tentative Programme:

Topic 1: Overview of the NEA and NEA TDB activities and projects

Topic 2: Overview of guidelines for the collection and analysis of thermodynamic data

Topic 3: Critical evaluation and assessment exercise

Topic 4: Other thermodynamic databases and implementer's perspective

Date and time: 10 October 2024 (CEST/ Paris time), starting at 2pm, estimated duration 4 hours

Registration deadline: 4 October 2024

Location: Online

Free of charge

Previous editions of the TDB course
  • 1st edition: 10 September 2017, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2nd edition: 18 August 2018, Boston, MA, United States
  • 3rd edition: 14 September 2019, Kyoto, Japan
  • 4th edition: 12 November 2020, online
  • 5th edition: 18-19 November 2021, online
  • 6th edition: 15-16 November 2022, online
  • 7th edition: 23 September 2023, Nantes, France