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Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Director; Akira B. Sawaoka

Organizing Committee

Tooru Atake (Chairman: Mater. & Struct. Lab., Tokyo Inst. of Technol.)

Mitsuru Itoh (Mater. & Struct. Lab., Tokyo Inst. of Technol.)

Hitoshi Kawaji (Mater. & Struct. Lab., Tokyo Inst. of Technol.)

Toshimasa Hashimoto (Fac. of Eng., Tokyo Inst. of Technol.)

Hirofumi Hinode (Fac. of Eng., Tokyo Inst. of Technol.)

Masaharu Oguni (Fac. of Sci., Tokyo Inst. of Technol.)

Masataka Wakihara (Fac. of Eng., Tokyo Inst. of Technol.)


The symposium will consider new frontier of thermal studies of materials. The principles of new functional materials such as high temperature super conductors, solid state ionics, fullerenes and other inorganic and organic substances will be discussed on the relationship between the structure and the physical properties, especially on the phase transition and glass transition mechanisms. The invited lectures given by distinguished scientists will cover also the thermal stabilities and new process of synthesis for the materials.

The symposium will be held under the auspices of The Japan Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis (Chairman: Yoichi Takahashi) and The Society of Promotion for Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis, Japan (Chairman: Sachio Murakami).


The official language of the symposium will be English.

Symposium Site

 The 80th Anniversary Memorial Center in Nagatsuta Campus (Sogo-Kenkyu-Kan), Tokyo Institute of Technology,

4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama, 226-8503 JAPAN

Scientific Program

The scientific programs will include the keynote lectures, invited lectures, and poster presentations. Poster exhibitions will be followed by a plenary discussion.

The tentative keynote lectures:

C. Austen Angell, Professor, Dept. Chem. & Biochem., Arizona State Univ., U.S.A.

Hans-J. Hinz, Professor, Inst. Phys. Chem., Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ., Germany.

Alexandra Navrotsky, Professor, Dept. Chem. Eng. & Mater. Sci., Univ. California Davis, U.S.A.

Janusz Nowotny, Senior Principal Researcher, Australian Nucl. Sci. & Tech. Org., Australia.

Svein Stølen, Professor, Dept. Chem., Univ. Oslo, Norway.

Edgar F. Westrum, Jr, Professor, Dept. Chem., Univ. Michigan, U.S.A.

Mary Anne White, Professor, Dept. Chem., Dalhousie Univ., Canada.


All presenters should submit a camera-ready abstract. The abstract must be prepared as described in the attached guide "Format of Abstract". The camera-ready abstract should be sent to the Symposium Chairman by the end of September, 1998.


Full-length paper will be published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Those who present paper(s) are invited to submit manuscript(s) for the proceedings. All manuscript will be carefully reviewed in regular manner by two independent referees. Please submit your contribution to the Symposium Chairman by October 20, 1998.

How to prepare a manuscript for JTAC


Weather in Yokohama in October is normally dry with temperatures between 15 - 25 C.


Many hotels are in Yokohama. "Seminar Plaza - Suzukakedai" will be available; 5 min walk from the Symposium Site. \6,930 for single per one night including tax and service charge (TEL: 81-427-99-1121, FAX: 81-427-99-1171).

Social Event

 A banquet will be held in the evening of October 26th (18:00 - 20:00) at Seminar Plaza - Suzukakedai . It will be free for participation.

Registration Fees


by Sept. 30, 1998

[after Sept. 30, 1998]

Active participant:

10,000 Yen

[12,000 Yen]


5,000 Yen

[6,000 Yen]


Proposed titles and authors: July 31, 1998

Abstract: September 30, 1998

Registration and payment: September 30, 1998

Manuscript: October 20, 1998