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February 2, 2009

 

Sixth International Conference on Mechanochemistry and Mechanical Alloying – INCOME2008

Jamshedpur, India, December 1–4, 2008


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INCOME 2008 poster

 

The Sixth International Conference on Mechanochemistry and Mechanical Alloying, organized by the National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML, founded in 1946) was held in Jamshedpur, India, between December 1 and December 4, 2008. The city of Jamshedpur (c. 800,000 inhabitants), about 200 km from Calcutta, is situated in the north-eastern part of India, in an ore resource-rich area. Owing to this, it is the centre of the iron, steel, copper, precious metals and uranium industry. India's largest and one of the world's five largest steel companies, Tata Steel, founded by Jamshetji Nusserwanji Tata in 1907, is located in Jamshedpur. (Nowadays, Tata Steel is famous for its cars, buses and trucks.)

The Sixth INCOME Conference (the first conference, INCOME 1992 was held in Košice, Slovakia, the second, INCOME 1998, in Novosibirsk, Russia, the third, INCOME 2000, in Prague, Czech Republic, the fourth, INCOME 2003, in Braunscweig, Germany, whereas the fifth INCOME Conference was held in Novosibirsk in 2006) drew scientists from universities and research institutions, as well as those working in various industries in order to enable them to present their recent achievements in this insufficiently explored and commercially exploited research field. The Conference was attended by about 200 delegates, 60 of whom were foreign scientists.

Since the first papers on mechanical activation of solid substances published by Carey Lea more than a hundred years ago [M. Carey Lea, Phil. Mag. 34 (1892) 46; M. Carey Lea, Amer. J. Sci. 46 (1893) 413], mechanochemistry, as one of the most eagerly studied fields of materials science during the past couple of decades, has developed significantly. During this period, major progress has been made in understanding complex phenomena accompanying the use of the mechanical treatment for different purposes, including metal extraction, alloying, composite formation, ceramic processing, pharmaceutical and agricultural applications, waste recycling, etc. In the same time, significant progress has been made in the fields of characterization, activation methods and synthesis.
The Conference programme included invited lectures, as well as oral and poster presentations. The goal of INCOME 2008 was to cover all the facets of mechanochemistry: the synthesis and processing of materials, structural characterization, thermodynamics and modeling, the kinetics of solid state processes, the properties of materials, advanced materials and processes, their application, new equipment and procedures.
The presentations were divided into the following sections: nanoparticles and nanocomposites, mechanical alloying and advanced materials, severe plastic deformation, breakage and welding, advanced ceramics, the mechanochemistry of macromolecules and their pharmaceutical application, mineral processing and extractive metallurgy, civil engineering materials and environmental protection.

Serbia was represented by two delegates: Dr, Čedomir Jovalekić, Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies, who presented the study entitled Synthesis of MgFe2O4 ferrite by Mechanochemical Reaction, authored by Č. Jovalekić, M. Zdujić, M.B. Pavlović, and Dr. Miodrag Zdujić, Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA, who presented the paper Influence of Milling Parameters on the Amorphous/Crystalline Phase Ratio in the Bi4ti3oi2 Compound, authored by Miodrag Zdujić, Čedomir Jovalekić, Dejan Poleti, lvana Veljković, Ljiljana Karanović.

The Conference aimed to give an insight into the state of the art in the processing and alteration of physico-chemical properties of materials undergoing mechanohemical treatment. Studies related to the development of devices for mechanochemical treatment were also presented, and the light was thrown on the behaviour of a wide variety of materials during mechanochemical treatment: metals, alloys, ceramics, organic compounds, etc. The conference also dealt with the application of mechanochemical treatment in the recycling of fly ash.

Owing to the efforts of the Organizing Committee, the Conference was well-organized, enabling successful exchange of experience. Diversified social and cultural activities during the conference made our visit to Jamshedpur, very interesting and pleasant.

 

 

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Dr. Miodrag Zdujić's oral presentation

 

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National Metallurgical Laboratory

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Dr. Čedomir Jovalekić

 

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Conference participants

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Dr. Zdujić and Dr. Jovalekić

   

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Opening ceremony

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Dr. Zdujić and Dr. Jovalekić with colleagues

   

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India's folklore

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Mills

   

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An expert in mechanochemistry

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Young Indian scientists

   

 

Detailed information: http://www.income2008.org/

 

 

CONTACT:

Dr. Miodrag Zdujić
Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA, Belgrade
Phone: +381 11 2636 994, ext. 106
e-mail: miodrag.zdujic@itn.sanu.ac.rs

Milica Ševkušić (On-line editor)
Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA, Belgrade
Phone: +381 11 2636 994, ext. 103
e-mail: biblioteka@itn.sanu.ac.rs

 

 
   
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