November 13 - 17, 2006
Kurt Binder (Universität Mainz)
Heike Emmerich (RWTH Aachen)
Britta Nestler (Hochschule Karlsruhe)
Scientific Advisory Board:
Dieter Herlach (DLR Kön)
Hartmut Löwen (Universität Düsseldorf)
Thomas Palberg (Universität Mainz)
Claudia Poenisch (MPI PKS Dresden, Germany)
A classical model system for polymorphic materials are pure metallic melts.
As another model system of condensed matter with polymorphic character
colloidal suspensions were established recently.
For both model systems
recent research activities are concerned with
understanding the precise nucleation kinetics
and the structure- and phase dynamics connected to this.
From an experimental point of view the parameters which
quantify the nucleation and growth
kinetics can be measured more easily in colloids than in metallic
melts. This concerns among
others the nucleation rate, the interface energies as well as the
kinetic and capillar anisotropies of an interface between coexisting phases.
For this reason colloids are important model systems to investigate the above
problems in multi-phase materials with the hope to thereby gain further
insight in corresponding processes in metallic material systems,
as well. From a theoretical point of view the work on a detailed understanding of the nucleation
kinetics of multi-component metallic systems as well as of colloids leads to the question
how sustainable multi-scale descriptions of such structure-formation processes based on
the interplay between phase separation and nucleation/crystallisation in multi-phase systems
may be obtained.
Therefore the aim of this workshop is to bring together scientists working with different methods on the above question in both fields, colloids as well as metallurgy, with the goal to achieve meaningful advances resulting in a more detailed understanding of heterogenous nucleation and successive growth kinetics in general.
List of invited speakers:
M. Allen (Warwick), J. Eckert (Darmstadt), D. Frenkel (Amsterdam), J. van der Eerden (Utrecht), P. Galenko (Köln), L. Greer (Cambridge), L. Gránásy (Budapest), D. Holland-Moritz (Köln), J. Horbach (Mainz), A. Karma (Boston), P. Leiderer (Konstanz), H. Löwen (Düsseldorf), G. Maret (Konstanz), R. Mathiesen (Trondheim), A. Meyer* (München), H. Müller-Krumbhaar (Jülich), J. Neugebauer (Düsseldorf), M. Plapp* (Paris), P. Schall (Amsterdam), T. Schilling (Mainz), L. Schultz* (Dresden), F. Spaepen (Harvard), D. Weitz (Harvard), M. Wuttig (Aachen), A.A. Wheeler (Southampton)
(* to be confirmed)
Applications for participation and poster contributions are welcome
and should be made by using the application form
on this web page. The number of attendees is
limited. The registration fee for the workshop is 100 Euro. Costs for the
accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck
In exceptional cases, funding is available to partially cover travel expenses, provided by the DGKK. For this contact has to be directed to the DGKK chairman Prof. Dr. Wolf Aßmus at Frankfurt University directly.
Aside the workshop, on Monday 13th November, 12.30 am - 4.00 pm, the kick-off meeting of the newly founded DFG priority program 1296 "Nucleation and growth kinetics in colloids and metals - Steps towards a scale- and system-bridging understanding" will take place. For the kick-off meeting neither a registration fee nor a limitation of acceptable applications nor financial support apply.
Please use the related parts of the registration form to indicate your interest in attending the kick-off meeting.
Deadline for applications is September 30, 2006.
For further information please e-mail to: polkom06mpipks-dresden.mpg.de