History and Scope

The International Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformations (PTM), held every 5 years, is organized in a way to maximize the interaction and discussion between researchers in the field.  PTM2015 is the 7th incarnation of this conference, the previous conferences being held in:

1981 - Pittsburgh

1987 - Cambridge

1994 - Nemacolin Woodlands

1999 - Kyoto

2005 - Phoenix

2010 - Avignon.


PTM2015 will focus on the following broad topics:

1) Diffusional transformations including nucleation, growth, coarsening, precipitation, spinodal decomposition, interphase migration, austenite-ferrite transformation, order-disorder transformations, elasticity

2) Displacive transformations including martensitic transformations and shape memory alloys

3) Advances in experimental techniques including scattering and diffraction techniques, atom probe, high-resolution electron microscopy and laser ultrasonics

4) Advances in modelling and simulation including atomistic simulations, phase field and other meso-scale simulations, multi-scale modelling, fundamentals of structures, thermodynamics and diffusion

5) Industrial applications including phase transformations in advanced steels, thermo-mechanical processing, welding and nuclear materials

6) Emerging areas including phase transitions in interfaces, amorphous alloys/quasicrystals, nanomaterials and materials for sustainable energy