Aims and scope

We are glad to announce that the 9th International Symposium on Nitrides and Related Materials (ISNT2017) & 5th International Symposium on SiAlONs and Non-oxides (ISSNOX5) will be held together in Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan from Sunday, August 27th to Friday, September 1, 2017. We will exchange our new understanding on nitrides and oxynitrides in the symposium on Sunday to Wednesday and its attached workshop for the Advanced Nitrides on Thursday and Friday.

The symposium and workshop will cover a series of main session topics such as;
Novel Materials and Synthetic Approaches
Crystal & Local Structure, Materials Modelling and Thermochemistry
Silicon Nitride and SiAlON Ceramics
Functional Nitrides and Oxynitrides for Energy and Environment
Thin Films and Sintering, Processing
Nitride-Based Glasses and Glass-Ceramics
New SiAlON, nitride and carbide phases
Polymer derived non-oxide ceramics
Powder processing
Microstructural design and control
Nano- and micro-composites
Porous non-oxide ceramics
Functional SiAlONs and non-oxide ceramics
Applications for SiAlONs and non-oxides
Environmentlly-related non-oxide ceramics