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20th International Symposium on Boron, Borides and Related Materials, 2019 September 22 – 27, Niigata, Japan (ISBB 2019)

At ISBB 2019, it has been summarized recent achievements in obtaining methods, processing, and studying properties of such an important class of materials. In particular, taking into account recent discovery of borophene, the focused session: “Low-Dimensional Boron Nanostructures – Borophene, Boron Hydride Sheet, Nanotube, Nanowire” was conducted.

 

Chair and Secretay of the ISBB 2019 Orginizing Committee were, respectively, Prof. Kaoru Kimura and Prof. Masatoshi Takeda. Symposium was held in Niigata Convention Center “Toki Messe” of the Bandaijima Building. Participants were accommodated in the hotel “Nikko”, in same building.

 

From Georgia, ISBB was attended by Levan Chkhartishvili, the Senior Scientist of Laboratory of Boron-Containing and Powder Materials of the Ferdinand Tavadze Metallurgy and Materials Science Institute and Professor of Department of Engineering Physics of the Georgian Technical University. He made presentations both at general and focused sessions, respectively:

  1. L. Chkhartishvili, O. Tsagareishvili, A. Mikeladze, M. Darchiashvili, N. Barbakadze, K. Sarajishvili, R. Chedia, V. Ugrekhelidze. “Production of B4C–MeB2 composite nanopowders from liquid charge”.
  2. L. Chkhartishvili, I. Murusidze. “Features of boron sheet electron energy surfaces topology”.

 

Abstracts of these presentations were published. As for the corresponding full-text papers, they will be submitted for publication in ISBB 2019 proceedings special issue of the Solid State Sciences, the high-impact factor journal in the field.

 

Special attention was paid to the presentation of results obtained in frames of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia Grant Project # AR–18–1045: “Obtaining of boron carbide-based nanostructured heterophase ceramic materials and products with improved performance characteristics” (2018 – 2021). In particular, the intention to collaborate in this direction was expressed by Dr. Nathalie Vast (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France).

 

In parallel with ISBB 2019, it was conducted meeting of the International Scientific Committee (ISC) of this regular series of symposia. Levan Chkhartishvili participated as ISC Standing Member. ISC moved Standing Member Dr. Otar Tsagareishvili to the Honorary Member position. The next, 21st symposium, was decided to hold in 2021 in France (Paris, Sorbonne University). Also it was discussed host candidatures for 22rd symposium (2023). On behalf of Director of the Institute Acad. Giorgi Tavadze, Levan Chkhartishvili suggested Georgia (Tbilisi, Ferdinand Tavadze Metallurgy and Materials Science Institute). Another candidature – Turkey (Istanbul, Koc University) – was proposed as well. Final decision will be made in Paris (2021). ISC meeting was ended by banquet in sushi restaurant.

 

In addition to the intense scientific program, organizer prepared the interesting social program for participants. They visited the Yahiko Shrine Monastery, Takarayama Sake Brewery, and Northen Culture Museum with Geigi performance; attend welcome party and banquet.

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