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List of Topics

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  • Adhesives
  • Advanced ceramics
  • Characterization of thermal properties of anisotropic materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Coatings and barrier materials
  • Foods
  • Geological materials, testing techniques, mixtures, effect of pressure, in-situ testing
  • Graphene
  • Graphite
  • Iron and alloys
  • Li-ion batteries
  • Metals
  • Nano materials
  • Polymers
  • Steel
  • Super Insulation Materials (SIM)
  • Thermal insulators
  • Thermal interface materials and measuring techniques, data
  • Thermoelectric materials
  • Traditional ceramics

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  • Aluminum industry related topics
  • Ceramic industry related topics
  • Semiconductors and thermoelectric materials
  • Powders
  • Foams
  • Innovative insulations
  • Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIP)
  • Aerogels
  • Microporous materials
  • Non destructive testing and QC
  • Thermal properties and electronic devices
  • Phase-change materials (PCM)
  • Thermal expansion of composites, pastes, multiphase mixtures, liquids, solids, molten metals
  • Sintering and HIP
  • Additive manufacturing, 3D printing
  • Fast Firing of traditional ceramics
  • Quenching and deformation of steel, aluminum and alloys
  • Hot and Cold Rolling Process Optimization

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  • Liquids: liquid mixtures, etc. theory/new methods/data/progress
  • Gases: theory/new methods/data/progress
  • Molten metals: theory/new methods/data/progress
  • Molten ceramic and semiconductor materials
  • Molten polymers and thermoplastics
  • High pressure testing

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  • Thermal conductivity
  • Thermal diffusivity
  • Thermal effusivity
  • Electrical resistivity
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Seeback coefficient
  • Emissivity
  • Apparent properties and their use

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  • Space applications/satellites/ micro gravity techniques and data
  • Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases
  • Thermal radiative properties, measurement techniques and data (emissivity, etc.)
    Special applications, testing of complex systems
  • Nuclear materials, special techniques, in-pile testing, special applications
  • Irradiation effect on thermal properties

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  • Molecular dynamics
  • Mesoscale (phase field) modeling
  • Thermal modeling
  • Multiscale modeling
  • Data analysis, organization, data bases
  • Estimation techniques
  • Theory development
  • Multi-layer analysis theory/new methods/data/progress
  • Radiative heat transfer, effect on thermal conductivity measurement techniques and data

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  • Dilatometers
  • Thermal conductivity measuring instruments
  • Thermal diffusivity instruments
  • New commercially introduced instruments

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  • Dilatometry techniques and new developments in dilatometry
  • Interferometery in dilatometry
  • Optical and other noncontact dilatometry
  • Ultra-high temperature dilatometry

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  • Thermal conductivity
  • Thermal diffusivity
  • Thermal effusivity
  • Heat Flow Meters
  • Thermal reflectance methods
  • Guarded Hot Plate
  • 3-Omega and hot wire
  • Dilatometry
  • Heating microscopy
  • Fleximetry
  • Interferometry
  • Noncontact dilatometry
  • Flash diffusivity
  • Calorimetry
  • Subsecond methods (Ohmic pulse, exploding wire, etc.)
  • New measurement techniques and equipment
  • Interface thermal resistance
  • Thin films
  • Cryogenic /near ambient/High temperature /ultra-high temperature techniques
  • Hot plate apparatus

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  • General methods and techniques
  • New methods and techniques
  • New advances
  • Transient techniques
  • Steady-state techniques
  • Absolute techniques
  • Comparative techniques
  • History of thermophysical measurements

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