Accession Number : ADA330639

Title :   Gordon Research Conference on Molten Salts and Liquid Metals Held in New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire on August 3-8, 1997

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May-31 Oct 97

Corporate Author : GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCES INC KINGSTON RI

Personal Author(s) : Hussey, Charles L.

PDF Url : ADA330639

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The purpose of this conference was to provide a forum for the dissemination and discussion of cutting edge research in the fields of molten salt chemistry and liquid metal physics. The scheduled conference program included 23 invited speakers; these speakers were split 13-10 between molten salts and liquid metals, respectively. Although there was no overall conference theme, the research topics that were explored during the conference were loosely organized according to the following subtitles: the structure of liquid metals, spectroscopy in molten salts, low temperature molten salt systems, metal-insulator transitions, technological applications of molten salts, novel synthetic chemistry in molten salts, and expanded liquids. Two poster sessions were held in conjunction with the lectures; approximately 50 of the attendees participated in these poster sessions, and many of the invited speakers also presented posters. = The conference was truly international in flavor and included participants from Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and the U.S.A. of the 78 registered attendees, 7 were graduate students, 10 were postdoctoral students, 16 were research scientists, 40 were university faculty members, and 5 were research directors or program managers.

Descriptors :   *LIQUID METALS, *MOLTEN SALTS, SYMPOSIA, SPECTROSCOPY, INSULATION, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), MELTS, PHYSICS, PHYSICAL METALLURGY.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE