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Carbides, Nitrides, and Related Materials in Earth, Planetary, Materials Science (5724)

May 22, 2014 – May 23, 2014


Davis, California, USA

Photo Credits: Emily Nguyen PhotographyUniversity of California, Davis


Alexandra Navrotsky, University of California, Davis
Anat Shahar, Carnegie Institute of Washington
Oliver Tschauner, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Andreas Zerr, Conseil National de Recherche Scientifique, France


Carbides and nitrides, as ceramics, semiconductors, glasses and hard materials, and as possible components in the interior of the Earth and other planets, find increasing attention in geoscience, materials science, and solid state chemistry. The incorporation of small to moderate amounts of carbon and nitrogen into oxygen-containing structures, both as trace to minor substitutions in common oxide and silicates as well as in the formation of new oxycarbide and oxynitride phases, is also a growing field of study and application. In spite of the importance of the field and overlap of their interests, the diverse communities who work on these materials do not communicate well with each other, especially across the materials science - geoscience frontier. It is time for a workshop which brings these communities together, with the goal of stimulating long-term interaction and of defining the most promising and overarching directions of future research. Though the geoscience community is taking the lead in organizing this workshop, our goal is increased and continuing interaction with the other communities, now and in the future.

Event Website

Carbide Workshop

Registration will be January 15th. Please click on the link below to register for this event.
Registration Form

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