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Platinum Metals Rev., 1999, 43, (1), 12

International Symposium on Iridium

There will be an International Symposium on Iridium held at the Annual Meeting of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A., from March 11th to 17th, 2000.

The symposium will address all aspects of the metallurgy, production, and applications for iridium and iridium-containing materials. Particular attention will be given to refining and recycling; processing iridium compounds; the processing, structure, and properties of iridium and its alloys; iridium coating technology; component design and applications and iridium as an alloying element in metallic and intermetallic systems. It is anticipated that the proceedings of the symposium will be published.

Evan Ohriner of Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the Primary Organiser of the Symposium; H. Harada, National Research Institute for Metals, Japan; R. D. Lanam, Engelhard-CLAL, U.S.A. and P. Panfilov, Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia are the co-organisers.

Abstracts of papers should be submitted by June 15th 1999 to, or contact the Primary Organiser: E. K. Ohriner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, MS 6083, Bldg. 4508, Oak Ridge, TN 37831–6083, U.S.A.; telephone: +1-(423)-574–8519; fax: +1-(423) 574–4357; e-mail:

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