CODATA Molten Salt Working
Group Workshop on Building Information on Molten Salts
1820 September 2000
Marseille to Corsica, France
The goal of this first workshop of CODATAs 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
Molten salts are high-temperature liquids widely used in a number
of industrial applications, including:
elaboration (electrodeposition of metals, synthesis of materials,
energy (fuel cells, batteries, thermal storage, etc.)
environment (waste processing, recycling, etc.)
nuclear industry (recycling of spent fuel, etc.)
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"?
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.