The 1st ECHEM Workshop on Electrosynthesis of High Temperature Materials from Non-aqueous Media & Re (-)

Venue: ECHEM Center of Competence in Applied Electrochemistry

Location: Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria, Austria

Event Date/Time: Sep 09, 2002 End Date/Time: Sep 10, 2002
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Thematic Overview of the Workshop
· Innovative materials and their applications in aerospace and automotive industry.
· New and established synthetic routes for deposition of ceramics, borides, carbides, and related materials (CVD, PVD, electrodeposition).
· Electrosynthesis from molten inorganic and organic salts, at high and low temperatures.
· Thermodynamics and characterization of highly refractory compounds.
· Properties and applications of these materials.
· Access and exchange of information in the molten salts community.

Highlights of the Workshop
· International experts will give an overview on the synthesis and usage of innovative materials in high-tech areas.
· Up-date survey of fundamental aspects of established and very recently developed production techniques and their future perspectives.
· Ideal opportunity for discussing new trends in high temperature materials with specialists in this field.

About the Organizer

ECHEM, a Kplus research center, was founded in 2000 with the mission to bridge scientific research and industrial applications in electrochemistry. The main part of ECHEM is situated in Lower Austria, about 50 km south from Vienna. ECHEM partners are scientific institutions and about 30 national and international companies.
The program will include a visit to our laboratories.

You should attend, if you are…:
…working in the fields of high temperature materials with excellent corrosion and wear behavior
…working in the aerospace, automotive, or plating industries
…working with or producing special tools
…developing new innovative materials for specific high temperature applications
…a scientist or a post-graduate student in the fields of Materials Science, Engineering, or Electrochemistry

Topic: Ceramics, Borides, Carbides: New Trends, Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

· “New Directions for the Air Force Ceramics Basic Research Program”
Dr. Joan Fuller, Project Manager Ceramics Materials, AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USA

· “Ultrahigh Temperature Carbide Composites and Directionally Solidified Ceramics”
Dr. Ali Sayir, Senior Research Scientist, John H. Glenn Research, NASA, and Case Western Reserve University, USA

· “Fabrication, Properties and Applications of Refractory Boron Compounds”
Dr. Karl Schwetz, Head of the Analytical Chemistry Department, Boron Compounds, WACKER Ceramics, Germany

· “Perspectives of Using Electrochemical Methods in the Production of High Temperature Materials”
Dr. Gerhard E. Nauer, University of Vienna, Institute of Physical Chemistry; Scientific Director, Kplus ECHEM, Austria

Topic: Electrosynthesis in Inorganic Molten Salts- Molten Salts Database
· “Electrochemical and Chemical Synthesis of Borides and Carbides of Refractory Metals in Molten Salts and some of their Properties”
Dr. Sergey Kuznetsov, Division Head, High Temperature Chemistry and Electrochemistry Department, Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

· “A Case study: Titanium Diboride Deposition from Molten Salts by Direct and Pulsed Current Methods”
María Fernanda Souto, MSc., Research Scientist, Kplus ECHEM; University of Vienna, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Austria

· “Building Information on Molten Salts”
Prof. Dr. Marcelle Gaune-Escard, Directeur de Recherche en C.N.R.S., Institut Universitaire des Systemes Thermique Industriels, Universite de Provence, Marseille, France

Topic: Thermodynamics of Molten Salts - Characterization of Refractory Compounds

· “Electrochemical Synthesis Diagrams as Basis for Electrochemical Materials Science”
Prof. Dr. Gyorgy Kaptay, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Dean of the Faculty of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Miskolc, Hungary

· “Applications of in-situ Spectroscopy and Spectroelectrochemistry in the Understanding and Development of Electrochemical Processes in Molten Salts”
Dr. Olga Babushkina, Senior Researcher, Kplus ECHEM, Austria

· “Surface Analysis and X-ray Techniques”
Dr. Rafael Krendelsberger, Research Scientist, Kplus ECHEM, Austria

Topic: Ionic Liquids
· “Ionic Liquids as Smart Solvents: A Review”
Roland Kalb, MSc., Research Scientist, Kplus ECHEM, Austria

· “Nanoscale Electrodeposition of Metals, Alloys and Semiconductors from Ionic Liquids”
Dr. Frank Endres, Senior Researcher, University of Karlsruhe, Physical Chemistry Department, Germany


Additional Information

Registration and Fees Registration fee: 250 Euro (+20% VAT: 50 Euro) Student rate: 100 Euro (+20% VAT: 20 Euro) Please note, that taxes and bank transfer expenses are not covered by the registration fee. The fee includes an information package (with handouts of the lectures and attendants´ list), lunch on Monday and Tuesday, as well as coffee and refreshments during the workshop at ECHEM. The official language of the Workshop is English.