The aim of this Symposium will be to gather specialists and interested researchers in the field of phase diagrams, phase transformations, computational thermodynamics, modeling and properties of materials. Invited speakers will address topics such as phase diagrams opportunities and modeling, low temperature phase stabilities, magnetic refrigeration, phase separation and atomic ordering in semi-conductors, and other materials developments. Leading specialists in this general area will discuss development of models aiming at calculation of thermodynamic properties for various phases in binary and multicomponent systems. Contributions related to the measurements of phase properties and stability are invited. Special attention will be given to phase transitions in the liquid and solid state, and their applications in various industrial and technological processes. Application of diffusionless and diffusional processes will be discussed from the point of view of recent metallic materials studies and development, such as amorphous materials, ordered structures, and metastable structures. Contributions are also invited in the area of theoretical calculations, especially in the field of first-principles calculations and their experimental verification through measurements of thermochemical and phase equilibrium data. The application of thermodynamic data and phase diagrams in the design of industrial processes are also of interest to this symposium. Among the currently invited speakers are Profs. Karl Gschneidner, David Laughlin, Subhash Mahajan, and .L.L. Rokhlin. The Symposium will be dedicated to the Jubileum of Professor Thaddeus Massalski of Carnegie Mellon University, who will receive the 2006 Czochralski Prize, and will present the introductory lecture.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Calculation and determination of phase equilibria
- Phase transitions and metastable phases in the solid and liquid state
- Practical application of phase diagrams

The manuscripts should be delivered at the beginning of the Symposium.

Scientific Committee:

Livio Battezzati (University of Torino, Italy), Yves Bienvenu (Ecole des Mines de Paris, France), Arkadii V. Dobromyslov (Ural Branch RAS, Ekaterinburg, Russia), Cezary Guminski (Warsaw Univesity, Poland), Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr. (Ames Laboratory, USA), Kiyohito Ishida (Tohoku University, Japan), David E. Laughlin (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Subhash Mahajan (Arizona State University, USA), Uichiro Mizutani (Toyota Research Institute, Nagoya, Japan), Tetsuo Mohri (Hokkaido University, Japan). Henryk Morawiec (Silesian University, Katowice, Poland), Krzysztof Parliński (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAS, Kraków, Poland), Lazar L. Rokhlin (Baikov Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia), Rainer Schmid-Fetzer (Technical University Clausthal, Germany), Vladimir Sima (Charles Univeristy Prague, Czech Republic), Wojciech Suski (Institute Low Temp. Physics PAS Wrocław, Poland) Tamara Velikanova (I.N. Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science, Kiev, Ukraine), Leszek Zabdyr (Institute Metallurgy and Materials PAS Kraków, Poland)

Invited speakers:

  • Prof. Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr. (Ames Laboratory, USA) "The Theory of Phase Formation in Rare Earth Metal Systems"
  • Prof. David E. Laughlin(Carnegie Mellon University, USA), "Nano in the Materials Curriculum: Past, Present and Future"
  • Prof. Subhash Mahajan (Arizona State University, USA), " Nonrandom distribution of atomic species in mixed III-V and group III nitride layers and its influence on electronic and optical properties"
  • Prof. Lazar L. Rokhlin (Baikov Institute RAS, Moscow), "The Regularities in the Mg-rich parts of the Phase Diagrams, Phase Transformations and Mechanical Properties of Magnesium Alloys with Separate Rare Earth Metals"


  • Prof. J. Dutkiewicz, IMIM, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland
  • Prof. Z. Moser, IMIM, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland
  • Prof. Thaddeus Massalski, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Lidia Lityńska, IMIM, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland (Symposium Secretariat)


It is intended to publish some of the contributions to this Symposium in the Polish Journal "Archives of Metallurgy and Materials" covered by the Institute of Scientific Information USA.


The Archives of Metallurgy and Materials Quarterly accepts original scientific papers or conference proceedings in English for publication in the following fields: metallurgy and materials science, foundry, mechanical working of metals, thermal engineering in metallurgy, thermodynamic and physical properties of materials, phase equilibria in the broad context and diffusion. In addition to the regular, original scientific papers and conference proceedings, invited reviews presenting the updated knowledge and monothematic issues devoted to novel topics will be published. Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form. All manuscripts will be assessed by qualified reviewers.

When preparing the manuscript, please pay attention to the following points:

All copies (original and one copy) should not exceed 15 pages. Manuscript must be double spaced, on one side of full-size paper (A4), with generous margins. Authors should submit an electronic copy of final version of their paper in Microsoft Word format (minimum: version 2000) and schemes (sketches) in CorelDraw (minimum: version 9) saved as eps, jpeg or bmp. Figures should be prepared by Grapher, Origin and SigmaPlot Software in the printing quality form. Prepare images near to the desired size of the printed version. Articles submitted for publication should include abstract (Polish authors please supply also translation into Polish) and key words.

Mathematical formulae should be clearly identified by marginal notes (letters of a Greek alphabet etc.) indicating the subscripts and superscripts. The line drawings are usually printed in reduced size and this should be taken into account when preparing them. This applies also to the photographs. For the best results linear reduction ratios are usually 50%. Lettering on illustrations should be at least 2 mm high after reduction. Figure captions should be typed on a separate page. The same refers to tables and all sorts of lists. The appropriate place of tables and figures should be indicated in the left hand margin using an ordinary pencil. References should be typed on separate pages and numbered consequently applying the system accepted by the Quarterly (initials and names of all authors, journal title |abbreviated according to the Materials Information Service Source Quarterly] or book title: journal volume or book publisher; page spread: publication year in bracket). Authors should submit an electronic copy of their paper with the final version of the manuscript. Electronic disc and hard copy must match exactly.

When sending the manuscript for publication, please give complete names (first name and family name), titles and current mailing addresses of all authors with indicated corresponding author.

Authors are requested to correct and to return the proofs as soon as possible (usually within three days). Authors of papers receive 25 off prints of each article which will be sent to the corresponding author.


  • Lidia LITYŃSKA
    Symposium Secretariat
    Institute of Metallurgy and Materials
    Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences
    30-059 Kraków ul. Reymonta 25