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School on Thermodynamics of Intermetallics

As an additional offer for students and young colleagues, there will be the opportunity to participate in a short school about the basics of thermodynamics of intermetallic materials. The school will take place on Monday, Oct. 2, before the official start of the conference, and will be structured in the same way as its predecessors in previous years.

It is planned to consist of four lectures, two in the morning and two in the afternoon, covering topics as phase diagrams and phase transformations, key experiments and experimental techniques, thermodynamic modelling (CALPHAD), and how modern ab initio calculations can deal with intermetallic phases.

The school is especially intended for students and young postdocs, the number of participants is limited and will be filled on a first come – first serve basis. The participation is free of costs but a registration beforehand is necessary.

School programme - 2 October 2023

09:00–10:30 Phase diagrams and phase transformations
Frank Stein (Düsseldorf/DE)
10:30–11:00 Coffee break
11:00–12:30 Key experiments and experimental techniques
Martin Schloffer (Munich/DE)
12:30–14:00 Lunch
14:00–15:30 The CALPHAD method – advanced approach to thermodynamic modelling of phase diagrams and thermodynamic properties of complex materials
Aleš Kroupa (Brno/CZ)
15:30–16:00 Coffee break
16:00–17:30 Theory-guided materials design of intermetallic compounds
Martin Friák (Brno/CZ)