Conferences and Seminars
The Materials Chemistry Committee organise a number of events related to Materials Chemistry. This page contains information such as abstracts and presentations from past events and notifications on future conferences and seminars. Other pages on this site contain information on Software Tools, Reference Data and Journals and Books and Educational Resources.
Hume-Rothery Seminar 2019
Organised by IOM Communications on behalf of the Materials Chemistry Committee of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
The aim of the seminar was to set the scene in terms of a review of current experimental capabilities, contrasting them with rapid developments of ab initio techniques. Discussion of the international effort in the construction of databases containing critically assessed data and their uses with software packages such as MTDATA, FactSage, Thermo-Calc and Pandat, lead to specific case studies showing how such techniques have been used to develop tools for use by non-experts to design, control and monitor complex industrial processes.
The first day concerned a discussion of the fundamentals of thermodynamics and phase diagrams, how experimental thermodynamic data can be critically assessed and represented using physics based models and their application to specific topics of current industrial interest. The second day, run by SGTE, provided delegates with an opportunity to learn more about the various software packages used to understand materials behaviour and to simulate processes.
Selected presentations from the first day can be found below:
Solidification Under Continuous Casting Conditions – Thermodynamic and Experimental Studies - Begonia Santillana, TATA Steel
Calculation of Phase Equilibria from Critically Assessed Thermodynamic Data – Alan Dinsdale, Hampton Thermodynamics
Experimental Techniques – Andy Watson, Coventry University
Solid State Manufacture of High Entropy Alloys via the Metalysis Process - Mike Ellis, Metalysis
The Use of Density Functional Theory in the Calculation of Thermodynamic Properties – Andrew Scott, Leeds University
Modelling Low Temperature Aqueous Systems – Mark Tyrer, Coventry University
The 1st Annual Thermodynamics of Materials Symposium (AToMS 2018) was held in Sheffield UK in June 2018. Abstracts can be viewed by clicking the image below:
Hume-Rothery Seminar 2017
The Hume-Rothery Seminar was held in January 2017 over two days at the Riverside Centre in Derby UK. Information including presentations and papers from the Seminar can be viewed by clicking the image below: