• COSIRES (Computer Simulation of Radiation Effects in Solids) is a major international forum to present and discuss the recent achievements of computer modeling of surface and bulk phenomena stimulated by all forms of irradiation. Fundamental understanding of these phenomena is often not accessible by experiments, since they occur on very small time and length scales. A vigorous development of both computer hardware and theoretical methodologies which has occurred in recent years has pushed the field into the forefront of a modern science.

    The 12th edition of this biennial conference, COSIRES 2014, will take place June 8-13, 2014 in the city of Alicante (Alacant), Spain, at the Meliá Hotel Alicante, one of the most emblematic hotels in the city, located between Postiguet Beach and Alicante marina. The conference is organized by the University of Alicante.


    Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

    • New computational methods for radiation effects
    • Radiation induced defects in materials relevant for nuclear applications
    • Irradiation of nanostructures (graphene, nanotubes, topological insulators and others)
    • Radiation effects in biomaterials
    • Irradiation induced electronic excitations and electron-phonon interactions
    • Glasses, amorphous materials and amorphization processes
    • Modeling experiments
    • Ceramics and oxides
    • Surfaces and sputtering
    • Boundaries and interfaces
    • Cluster bombardment


    Previous meetings were held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, US (2012), Krakow, Poland (2010), Beijing, China (2008), Richland, Washington, US (2006), Helsinki, Finland (2004), Dresden, Germany (2002), State College, Pennsylvania, US (2000), Okayama, Japan (1998), Guildford, UK (1996), Santa Barbara, California, US (1994), Berlin, Germany (1992)