Members of ICMD attended PRICM10



The 10th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing (PRICM10),  jointly organized by the Chinese Society for Metals (CSM), the Japan Institute of Metals and Materials (JIM), the Korean Institute of Metals and Materials (KIM), Materials Australia (MA), and the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), was held on August 18-22, 2019 at the Qujiang International Conference Center in Xi'an, China. The PRICM conference is one of the largest and most influential conferences for the materials community.


Members of ICMD attended PRICM10

Prof. Junjie Wang of ICMD was invited to give a presentation on the topic of <Discovery of Ternary Electrides by High-Throughput Calculations> in the Symposium L: Computational Design and Simulation of Materials. Prof. Wang firstly introduced the definition and wide application of electrides, then explained how to discovery the ternary electrides by high-throughput calculation, and finally reported a breakthrough in the field of ternary electrides LaCoSi, a stable and efficient catalyst for N2 activation to produce NH3. 



Members of ICMD attended PRICM10

Two Ph.D students of ICMD, Nanxi Miao and Kun Li also attended PRICM10 and presented their research as posters. The title of Nanxis poster is <Theoretical Prediction of Boron-Based MAX Phases M2AB and M2AB2> ,which described a theoretical work about boron-based MAX phase which is different from the conventional ones. In Kuns poster <Crystal and Electronic Structure Engineering of Tin Monoxide by External Pressure>, he focused on the shortage of small band gap of P4/nmm-SnO phase and reported a new SnO phase, owing a big band gap. Combining the topological analysis, it is concluded that the new SnO phase could be converted from P4/nmm-SnO via a high-pressure intermediate phase under the external pressure.