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Meet on solvo-thermal reactions

MYSORE, AUG. 21. The Department of Studies in Geology, University of Mysore, will hold the sixth international conference on solvo-thermal reactions from Tuesday. The conference is part of a series held previously in Japan, France, the U.S. and China.

A press release here by the Registrar of the university, N.D. Tiwari, says that senior scientists from the U.S., Canada, Japan, the U.K., Germany, France, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Thailand, China and so on will participate in the five-day conference.

Solvo-thermal reactions are chemical reactions taking place under super-critical conditions in the absence of water. The study of the reactions has grown into an independent field of science dealing with recycling, super-critical fluid technology, chemical engineering and so on.

The conference will discuss solution chemistry, thermodynamics, phase diagrams, modelling, kinetics and diagnostic methods, material synthesis and processing of inorganic, organic, organo-metallic, metallo-organic compounds, and growth of bulk, single and nano crystals and thin films.

The release says the main objective of the conference is discussing issues related to solvo-thermal reactions by promoting interaction among scientists from academics, industries and corporates in the world. Eminent scholars from the U.S., Japan, India and Russia will deliver lectures. There will be oral and poster presentations by specialists and active researchers.

The conference will be attended by over 250 delegates, of whom more than 100 are from abroad.

C.N.R. Rao, noted scientist, will inaugurate the conference and deliver the keynote address. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mysore, J. Shashidhar Prasad, will preside over the function.