International Conference on Martensitic Transformations
The Japan Institute of Metals International Conference (JIMIC-8)
The 80th Anniversary Commemoration of the Foundation of Osaka University
September 4 (Sun.) - 9 (Fri.), 2011, Senri Hankyu Hotel, Osaka, Japan

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Updated Sep. 30, 2011


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The International Conference on Martensitic Transformations (ICOMAT) is an authoritative conference focused on martensitic, displacive and related transformations across all classes of materials, which has been held every three or four years since 1976. Researchers will have a fantastic opportunity to exchange views and ideas with colleagues investigating the various aspects of martensitic transformation. ICOMAT also provides significant opportunities for students and young researchers to meet and have substantive discussions with the leaders in the field. The next conference of ICOMAT (ICOMAT-2011) will take place from September 4 to 9, 2011, at “Senri-Hankyu Hotel”, Osaka, Japan. Osaka is the largely developed place of the research on martensitic transformation in Japan, since Prof. Zenji Nishiyama of Osaka University had spent over 25 years for his research life here. The local organizing committee is very proud to hold the ICOMAT-2011 in Osaka.


The scientific program of the ICOMAT-2011 includes the following subjects of martensitic, displacive and related transformations across all classes of materials, in addition to the traditional research topics of the ICOMAT series such as crystallography, thermodynamics and kinetics.
  1. Fundamental aspects (including crystallography, thermodynamics, kinetics, etc.)
  2. Theoretical approaches (including electronic theory, mathematical modeling, molecular dynamics, first principle, etc.)
  3. Precursor phenomena (including lattice softening and instability, diffuse scattering, domain structure, etc)
  4. Novel smart materials and design (including conventional shape memory alloys and ferromagnetic shape memory alloys, biomedical shape memory alloys, ferroic and multiferroic materials, etc.)
  5. Novel structural Materials and design (including high strength materials, creep resistant materials etc.)
  6. Novel characterization and testing (including structure and chemistry at atomic resolution, 3D and 4D observations, multiscale testing and analyses, characterization of functional and mechanical properties, mechanical modeling etc.)
  7. Applications (including structural application, medical application, sensor and actuator, mems, etc.)

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Conference Chairs:


Takashi FUKUDA (Osaka University): icomat@mat.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
 TEL:   +81-6-6879-7483, FAX:  +81-6-6879-7485


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