ECMetAC is organizing on an annual basis the ECMetAC European School in Materials Science. Started in 2006 within the CMA network of excellence, the aim of the Euroschool is to provide a lecture-style background to young scientists, Phd students and graduate students in the field of crystallography, chemistry, material science or solid state physic, in particular the physics of metals and metallurgy. Lectures are given by experts coming from academia, research and industry. They provide lecture on a step by step basis, with tutorial organized so as to practice the notion learned. The targeted audience includes PhD students, young or experienced scientists working in the field of crystallography, chemistry, material science or solid state physic, etc...The list of the EuroSchools is given below, along with the specific field taught. The last EuroSchool 2019 was organised jointly with the 4th International School on aperiodic crystals in Portbail, France.
From the 10th to the 16th of May 2020, the ECMetAC EuroSchool "Intermetallic Compounds - Advanced Synthesis and Characterisation" will take place at Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany. Intermetallic compounds have shown huge potential in different fields in the recent years, e.g. heterogeneous catalysis. The EuroSchool gathers experts in the field of synthesis and characteriza-tion of intermetallic compounds to provide participants a thorough understanding of these fields, serving as foundation for own research related to intermetallic compounds.
- Portbail France
The EuroSchool 2019 took place from 8th to 14th September 2019 in Normandy. The school entitled “4th International School on aperiodic Crystals” was organised jointly by the IUCR and the CNRS. The Euroschools organized by the ECMetAC Consortium are traditionally addressed to young scientists, postdocs, doctorants and students in such fields as condensed matter physics and chemistry, materials science, metallurgy and material engineering.
The Euroschool 2018 was focused on complex materials converting energy (thermoelectrics, magnetocalorics, ...) from theoretical and experimental points of view, accounting for fundamental issues and applications, and including wide aspects of electron and phonon properties as well as their interactions in complex multiatom alloys.
In this school the basics of the analysis of aperiodic crystals was explained for a non-specialist target audience, i.e. Phd students or experienced scientists working in the field of crystallography, chemistry, material science or solid state physic and willing to have a basic understanding of aperiodic crystals.
- Bayreuth, Germany
The "2nd International School on Aperiodic Crystals" took place at the University of Bayreuth in Bayreuth, Germany, from 7 through 12 April 2013. The School has been organized by the Commission on Aperiodic Crystals of the International Union of Cystallography (IUCr), with the support from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, "formation permanente"), the European C-MAC and the German Crystallographic Association (DGK).
The EuroSchool addressed the timely topic of intermetallic compounds in catalysis. Intermetallic compounds play a major role on conventionally supported heterogeneous catalysts by being formed under reducing pre-treatment conditions or during reaction. In addition, they can form the basis for a knowledge-based approach in catalysis, enabling fast development and innovation.
The purpose of the school was to give the basis of the crystallography and crystallo-chemistry allowing a better understanding of complex metallic alloys. A thorough introduction to the concepts of crystal chemistry and chemical bonding was given and followed by its application to CMA.
- Ljubljana, Slovenia
The program consisted of Basic tutorials, where six lecturers have presented altogether 24 lecturing hours (of 50 min duration each) and Advanced tutorials, where eight lecturers have presented 14 lecturing hours. The speakers were invited on the basis of excellence and good response was obtained.
- Ljubljana, Slovenia
The program consisted of Basic tutorials, where seven lecturers presented altogether 27 lecturing hours (of 50 min duration each) and Advanced tutorials, where six lecturers presented 11 lecturing hours. The speakers were invited on the basis of excellence and good response was obtained.