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  Symposium W:

New Developments in the Processing and Applications of Cu-ad Mo-Base Alloys

This Symposium will bring together researchers from a variety of materials-related disciplines working at the frontier of the processing and applications of Copper and Molybdenum based alloys. An overarching principle will be: Is it possible to find new uses, or improve current ones, for Copper and Molybdenum?

Copper and Molybdenum are commodities that often, but not always, arise in the same mining operation. Copper is widely used because of its thermal and electrical conductivity properties, ease of processing and alloying ability. An additional, less well-known property, is its antimicrobial effect. Why does copper have antimicrobial properties? Is it possible to use copper in heat exchangers at high temperature, while keeping its low temperature mechanical properties? Can copper-based metallic glasses be used as structural materials? Questions like these aim at furthering our basic understanding of the properties of copper alloys with a focus on a diversification of their uses.

Molybdenum is currently used in steels, and, to a lesser but increasing degree, in catalysis. Can the properties of molybdenum be put to use in other alloys for energy and the environment?

For more information on the challenges that must be overcome to increase the scope of the uses for copper, see http://www.copperinfo.com/technology/tech_roadmap.html. For molybdenum, see http://www.imoa.info.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Tarnish resistance of antimicrobial copper alloys
  • Copper materials as sanitizing surfaces in medical devices
  • Anti-fouling copper alloys for marine aquaculture cages: challenges and opportunities
  • Copper materials in energy systems: solar photovoltaics, advanced batteries, and fuel cell electrodes
  • Production of multichannel copper tubes for high performance heat exchangers
  • Die casting of copper to form the rotors of high efficiency induction motors for industrial and electrical vehicle applications
  • Molybdenum and catalysis
  • Molybdenum ceramic applications
  • Molybdenum and power generation
  • Nano-applications of molybdenum
  • Corrosion, inhibitors, electrochemical applications

Invited Speakers (confirmed list):

Yair Ein-Eli, Dept. Materials Engineering, Technion, Israel (Confirmed)

C. William Keevil, U. of Southampton, UK (Confirmed)

Jorge Malarria, IFIR, Argentina (Confirmed)

Ricardo Yoshima, Girometais, Brazil (Confirmed)

Scientific Committee:

Jean-Marie Welter, France (Confirmed)

Hardy Mohrbacher, Belgium (Confirmed)

John Shields, USA (Confirmed)

Alejandro Zúñiga, Chile (Confirmed)


Full papers: Journal of Materials Science (Springer) will publish Special ICAM 2009 issue(s) containing full papers of abstracts presented in this symposium provided such manuscripts are reviewed according to the Journal standards. Authors are invited, not obliged, to submit full length manuscripts.

For instructions, please check Full Papers Publication.

Symposium organizers:

Fernando Lund
U. of Chile
Blanco Encalada 2008, Santiago, Chile

Phone number: +56 (2) 978 4855
Fax number: +56 (2) 699 3982
E-mail: flund@cimat.cl

Luis Amestica
Universidad de Chile
Blanco Encalada 2008, Santiago, Chile

Phone number: +56 (2) 978 4855
Fax number: +56 (2) 699 3982
E-mail: lamestica@cupronandino.com

Eduardo Brocchi
Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225 - Gávea
CEP 22453-900 Rio de Janeiro - RJ -Brasil

Phone number: +55 (21) 3527 1563
Fax number: +55 (21) 3527 1236"
E-mail: ebrocchi@puc-rio.br

Hal Stillman
Int. Copper Association
260 Madison Avenue - 16th Floor
New York, NY 10016, USA.

Phone number: +1 212-251-7241
Fax number: +1 212-251-7245
E-mail: hstillman@copper.org

Nicole Kinsman
International Molybdenum Association
4 Heathfield Terrace
London W4 5JE
United Kingdom

Phone: +41 44 910 9786
Fax: +41 44 910 9787

E-mail: nkinsman@imoa.info





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