25th Seminar on Activation Analysis and Gamma Spectroscopy (SAAGAS)

From basic research to industrial applications, a challenge for the 21th century
Aachen, Germany, 23.-25. February 2015


Scope of the seminar (history of SAAGAS)

The first "Seminar Aktivierungsanalyse" was organized by Prof. Dr. Franz Lux at the Technische Universität München in 1970. It was intended as an exchange forum for beginners and experienced NAA practioneers from German speaking countries, Austria, Switzerland and former BRD.
The seminar was organized for many years at virtually all established nuclear centres in Germany e.g. Karlsruhe, Berlin, Mainz, Jülich and Geesthacht, and continued under a slightly changed focus from 2007 onward: the 21. Seminar Activation Analysis and GAmma Spectroscopy (SAAGAS) was organized in Mainz, the 22nd in Vienna, the 23rd in Dresden, 24th in Garching and the 25th SAAGAS will be held in Aachen/Jülich in 2015.

Seminar topics

  • Advanced Methods and Techniques
  • Tools for Data Analysis and Simulation
  • Cultural Heritage Research
  • Industrial Applications & Homeland Security
  • Nuclear Waste Characterization

Techniques & Methods

  • Neutron Activation Analysis
  • Charged Particle Activation Analysis
  • Photon Activation Analysis
  • Radio chemical methods & techniques
  • Complementary analytic methods


RWTH Aachen University, 52062 Aachen, Germany

Deadlines & important dates

Call for oral and poster presentations - 2nd circular: June 15th, 2014
Submission of abstracts: October 10th, 2014
Notification of the abstracts acceptance: November 14th, 2014
Program online: 28th November 2014  
Registration: December 20th, 2014
Submission of full papers: February 23rd – 25th, 2015


The language of the seminar is English. German contributions will be accepted.

Abstracts and proceedings

A book of abstracts will distributed during the seminar.

For details on how to prepare and submit the abstracts please click here.

Selected papers will be published after a peer review in the Journal of Radioanalytical  Nuclear Chemistry.

Social program

The social program for the seminar participants will include a Welcome Reception and Dinner. In addition city tours as well as a tour to the Forschungszentrum Jülich will be organized. Detailed information will be provided with the second circular.

Local Organizing Committee

  • John Kettler (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Inez Kreiten (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Eric Mauerhofer (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
  • Matthias Rossbach (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

The seminar is a joint effort of two institutions:

Scientific Program Committee

  • Cedric Carasco (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives - Cadarache)
  • Melissa A. Denecke (University of Manchester)
  • Andreas Havenith (RWTH Aachen University)
  • John Kettler (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Petra Kudejova (Technische Universität München)
  • Eric Mauerhofer (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
  • Silke Merchel (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)
  • Bertrand Perot (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives - Cadarache)
  • Zsolt Revay (Technische Universität München)
  • Matthias Rossbach (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
  • Robin Steudtner (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)
  • Norbert Wiehl (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz)


A range of hotels are available via the following link:


Industry Exhibition & Sponsors

A limited number of booths for exhibition of industrial equipment and services will be made available at the conference venue.

For details on the industrial exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ms. Inez Kreiten (+49 241 80 90 726; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


The registration fee is 190,- EURO (excl. 19% VAT).
For students the fee is reduced to 100,- EURO (excl. 19 % VAT).

Here you can download the registration form


RWTH Aachen University
NET – Nuclear Engineering and Technology Transfer

Elisabethstr. 16
52062 Aachen, Germany

Dr. rer. nat. John Kettler
Waste Management & Technology Transfer

Tel.: +49 241 80 90 73 4
Fax: +49 241 80 69 65 20
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