Chemistry International
Vol. 22, No.3, May 2000

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Conference Announcements


CODATA Molten Salt Working Group Workshop on Building Information on Molten Salts

18—20 September 2000
Marseille to Corsica, France

The goal of this first workshop of CODATA’s new Working Group on Molten Salts is to discuss barriers to and propose solutions for bringing together the vast amount of data in the molten salt literature into a "Virtual Molten Salt Data Laboratory". The workshop will consist of individual presentations and panel discussions. Principal issues will be the large amount of data available in the literature and the effective use of the Internet to link together the different communities of data generators and data users. Following completion of the workshop, a summary of the proceedings will be posted on the Internet, and a working model will be proposed for creation of a centralized data laboratory.

Molten salts are high-temperature liquids widely used in a number of industrial applications, including:

• elaboration (electrodeposition of metals, synthesis of materials, etc.)

• energy (fuel cells, batteries, thermal storage, etc.)

• environment (waste processing, recycling, etc.)

• nuclear industry (recycling of spent fuel, etc.)

• lighting industry

Other topics to be addressed include the following:

• What community action, if any, is needed to retrieve the older data, both in the open and "grey" literature?

• What databases exist currently, and are there gaps that need to be filled?

• What additional standards are needed to facilitate the building of a "Virtual Molten Salt Data Laboratory"?

Delivery? Integration?

• What actions are needed to sustain the molten salt data community, especially as the World Wide Web promotes individual actions?

The workshop will take place partly in Marseille (one-half day) and mostly aboard the Napoleon Bonaparte, a luxury ferry linking Marseille to Corsica, with all conference facilities aboard.

For further information, contact Marcelle Gaune-Escard ([email protected]), Joan Fuller ([email protected]), or the Workshop Secretariat, c/o Joyce Bartolini, IUSTI, Technopole de Chateau Gombert, 5 Rue Enrico Fermi, F-13453 Marseille Cedex 13, France; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel.: + 33 (0) 4 91 68 82; Fax: +33 (0) 4 11 74 39.




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