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The 6th International Conference on Borate Glasses, Crystals and Melts (BORATE2008)

Period from Aug 18 to 22 , 2008
Venue Egret Himeji JAPAN
Host/Organizer JASRI/SPring-8
Co-host/Cooperator Glass Division of the Ceramic
Society of Japan
Himeji city
Kansai branch of the Iron and Steel
Institute of Japan
Format Conference
Fields Materials Science


The BORATES2008 conference follows the previous meetings held at Alfred, New York, USA (1977); Abingdon, England (1996); Sofia, Bulgaria (1999); Cedar Rapids, USA (2002) and Trento, Italy (2005).The conference will be dedicated to Professor Adrian C. Wright to honor his achievements in Glass Science, and in particular Borate Glasses. This conference is also recognized as a satellite meeting of the 21st Congress of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr2008, August 23-31 2008, Osaka, Japan).

Scope of the Conference

1. Short and intermediate range order;
2. Structure and physical properties;
3. Computer simulation and modeling;
4. Phase separation and inhomogeneities;
5. New spectroscopic techniques;
6. EPR, XAFS, XPS, IR, NMR, and diffraction;
7. Novel borate glasses and crystals;
8. Borate crystallography;
9. Thermal properties and thermodynamics;
10. Industrial applications of borate and borosilicate glasses;
11. Biomedical applications;
12. Optical properties and materials;
13. Superionic systems and ionic conductivity;
14. Others;

Contact Address BORATE2008 Conference Secretariat
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