NEW CHALLENGES FOR CHEMISTRY,
MATERIALS AND PROCESSES IN EXTREME CONDITIONS
High temperature, cryogenics, solar energy, space, ceramics, composites, metallic alloys
Marianne BALAT-PICHELIN (PROMES-CNRS laboratory, Font-Romeu Odeillo, FR), Sylvie FOUCAUD (IPAM, Université Limoges, FR), Elizabeth OPILA (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA)
Extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, physical and chemical environment are generally considered in the society as generating more problems than solutions, even if they are extremely useful in many aspects of our common life, in metallurgy for instance. This symposium aims to focus on the solution’s axis with the objective to address some aspects which make working under extreme conditions highly desirable and unique in the future, both on fundamental issues and on applicative issues. Plasmas, high temperature chemistries and physics, high pressure transformations, cryogenic conditions, material’s behavior are examples where new impetus could be given in the next period. Out of this, useful applications can be foreseen like synthesis processes in plasmas, extremely high thermal solar chemistries, high temperature & pressure catalysis, space applications (e.g. atomic oxygen effect, contamination and space debris re-entry problematics…), new metallurgies.