Event Name

Polymorphism, stability and phase transitions in crystals. AIC International Crystallography School 2016

Start Date 7th Sep 2016
End Date 11th Sep 2016
Description The AIC International Crystallography School 2016, entitled "Polymorphism, stability and phase transitions in crystals: theory, experiments and applications" aims at bringing together PhD students and young researchers from all over Europe and the rest of the world in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere, and introduce them to the fundamental concepts of polymorphism and phase transitions.

The School will address all aspects of crystallographic analysis of structural phase transitions, including basics of thermodynamics, kinetics and atomistic mechanisms ruling the processes. These concepts will be presented along with phenomenological theories for the treatment of phase transitions, with emphasis on the application of general theory to experimental data. 

Phase transformations occur in most types of materials, including minerals, diverse organic, inorganic and hybrid compounds, pharmaceuticals, foods, ceramics and even crystalline viruses, and have been studied in almost all branches of science. Perovskites will be the teaching tool of AICS2016, with examples spanning from mineralogical to hybrid organic-inorganic samples. Therefore, the School is mainly directed to students working in the fields of chemistry, Earth sciences, mineral physics and materials science, and is as well of interest for metal-organic chemists and molecular crystallographers.

Ambition of the School is to give the attendees a unitary view, despite the many and apparently diverse materials such phenomena occur in, and the sometimes different terminologies used in the different fields.

Confirmed speakers Mois I. Aroyo (Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao, Spain), Tiziana Boffa Ballaran (Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Bayreuth, Germany), Michael A. Carpenter (University of Cambridge, UK), Angelo Gavezzotti (University of Milan, Italy), A. Mike Glazer (University of Oxford, UK), Lucia Maini (University of Bologna, Italy), Marcus Müller (Dectris Ltd., Switzerland), Massimo Nespolo (University of Lorraine, Nancy, France), Emanuela Schingaro (University of Bari, Italy), Serena C. Tarantino (University of Pavia, Italy), Ian D. Williams (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)


Bursary request: 15 May 2016
Registration and payment: 12 June 2016 

Location Rimini
Contact Serena C. Tarantino
URL http://2016.aicschool.org

Category Schools
Topics Characterisation of materials | Chemical crystallography | Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography | Mineralogy | Polymorphism | Solid-state chemistry | Structural chemistry