Workshop 2016

8th International Workshop on Spinel Nitrides and Related Materials

From September 4th to September 9th 2016

Background and Objectives

The high pressure and high temperature synthesis of silicon and germanium nitrides with spinel-type/crystal structure in 1999 has generated an enormous impact on both basic science and technological development of advanced nitrides. A considerable activity in this area, extensively reflected by the first five International Workshops on Spinel Nitrides and Related Materials over the last 10 years, resulted in discovery and preparation of a number of new nitride compounds with novel physical and chemical properties which have attracted attention as potential technological materials.

Steadily growing industrial demands require the development of novel multifunctional materials for application in different spheres of life and technology. The objective of the 8th International Workshop on Spinel Nitrides and Related Materials is to provide a forum for presentation and in-depth discussion of the latest progress in the continuously growing domain of advanced nitrides and related compounds (including oxynitrides, carbonitrides, nitridosilicates, nitiride-imides, azo-compounds etc.) having exceptional structural and functional properties applicable in extreme environments, microelectronics and energy.

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Jagdschloß Niederwald


The symposium will cover a series of topics such as:

  • Thermochemistry, Crystal Structure and Materials Modeling
  • Novel Materials and Synthetic Approaches with a Special Focus on High-Pressure Material Synthesis
  • Functional Nitride Based Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications
  • Thin Films and Sintering, Processing
  • Nitride-Based Glasses and Glass-Ceramics
  • Theory and Modeling

With this workshop, we intend to bring together the leading research groups actively working in the field of advanced nitride materials. It is our aim to broaden and consolidate the scientific community which not only reflects the state of the art and gives a sound review of the literature, but delineates the underlying concepts and bearing of nitride-based materials.