1st announcement of 8th IWCC(INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CRITICAL CURRENTS IN SUPERCONDUCTORS)


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                  8th   IWCC

8th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

ON  CRITICAL  CURRENTS

IN  SUPERCONDUCTORS



MAY    27-29,    1996



KITAKYUSHU  /  JAPAN
FIRST  ANNOUNCEMENT
BACKGROUND
This series of international workshops of critical cur-

rents  in  superconductors  (IWCC)  was  initiated  by
Prof.  H. C. Freyhardt and colleagues from G"ottingen
in 1974 for the purpose of discussion on problems in
flux pinning and related electromagnetic properties.
After  the  discovery  of  high  temperature  supercon-
ductors  the  flux  pinning  characteristics  and  exotic
properties  of  flux  lines  in  these  new  materials  have
been extensively argued all over the world.  However,
many  aspects  still  remain  unsolved.  This  workshop
will  focus  on  fundamental  theories  and  experiments
leading to quantitative understanding of flux pinning
and  vortex  properties  in  superconductors.


SCOPE

The following subjects will be discussed for low and
high  temperature  superconductors:


 (1)    fundamental flux pinning mechanisms and prop-
        erties
 (2)    artificially introduced pinning centers, including
        irradiated  defects
 (3)    direct  observation  of  flux  dynamics,  flux  distri-
        butions  and  current  distributions
 (4)    exotic  properties  in  artificial  multilayers
 (5)    intergranular critical currents in weakly coupled
        superconductors
 (6)    phase  diagrams  of  flux  line  systems
 (7)    irreversibility  line
 (8)    flux  dynamics  and  electromagnetic  phenomena



LAYOUT  OF  THE  WORKSHOP

Topics  of  current  interest  will  be  introduced  in  in-
vited  review  talks  which  will  address  key  issues  and
problems.  These  problems  will  be  discussed  among
participants  in  poster  sessions  where  the  latest  re-
sults  will  be  presented.   Poster  sessions  will  be  fol-
lowed by discussion sessions where discussion leaders
will focus on selected interesting results presented in
posters.   Short  oral  presentations  will  be  given  by
authors chosen by discussion leaders to start discus-
sion.   There  will  be  no  parallel  sessions,  so  that  all
participants  can  join  every  session.


LANGUAGE

The  conference  language  will  be  English.


SECOND  ANNOUNCEMENT

The second announcement and the final call for con-
tributed papers will be mailed by the end of October
1995 to those who have returned the attached reply
slip.


ABSTRACTS

Abstracts  of  contributed  papers  must  arrive  at  the
conference  office  not  later  than  February  28,  1996.
Detailed  instructions  for  the  preparation  of  the  ab-
stracts  will  be  given  in  the  second  announcement.


PROCEEDINGS

Conference proceedings will be published in a camera-
ready  format.  Detailed  instructions  will  be  given  in
the  second  announcement.   The  papers  will  be  due
at  the  conference.


EXHIBITION

Please  inquire  at  the  conference  office.


IMPORTANT  DATES

 Second  announcement:                     Oct.  1995

 Abstracts:                                28  Feb.  1996  (KIT)

 Housing:                                  31  Mar.  1996  (Kitakyushu)

 Early  registration:                      15  Apr.  1996  (KIT)


CONFERENCE  VENUE

The  conference  will  be  held  in  Kitakyushu  Interna-
tional Conference Center of Kitakyushu City, Japan.
Kitakyushu City is located in the nothernmost part
of  Kyushu  Island  and  about  60  km  from  Fukuoka
City.  Many airlines surve Fukuoka airport and free-
way buses and rail can be used to reach Kokura sta-
tion  in  Kitakyush  City.   You  can  reach  the  Confer-
ence  Center  from  Kokura  station  in  5  minutes  on
foot.  It  is  very  comfortable  in  this  season  in  Japan
and  the  temperature  is  around  23 C  (14 C  in  mid-
night).


ANNOUNCEMENT  OF  ICEC16/ICMC

The joint conference of the 16th International Cryo-
genic  Engineering  Conference  and  the  International
Cryogenic Materials Conference will be held 20 - 24
May,  1996,  one  week  before  the  Workshop,  in  the
same  Conference  Center.
Ms.  Seiko  Yoshino
c/o  T.  Matsushita
Dept.  of  Computer  Science  and  Electronics
Kyushu  Institute  of  Technology  (KIT)
680-4  Kawazu,  Iizuka  City
Fukuoka  Prefecture  820
JAPAN
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CONFERENCE  CHAIRMEN
K.  Yamafuji,   Kyushu  University

T. Matsushita,    Kyushu Institute of Technology


CONFERENCE  OFFICE

Dept.  of  Computer  Science  and  Electronics
Kyushu  Institute  of  Technology
680-4  Kawazu,  Iizuka  City
Fukuoka  Prefecture  820,  JAPAN
Tel.:   +81-948-29-7663
Fax:   +81-948-29-7683
e-mail:   matusita@cse.kyutech.ac.jp


BOARD  MEMBERS

 A.  M.  Campbell
 University  of  Cambridge  (UK)

 A.  F.  Clark
 NIST,  Gaithersburg  (USA)

 J.  R.  Clem
 Iowa  State  University  (USA)

 F.  de  la  Cruz
 Centro  At'omico  Bariloche  (RA)

 D.  Dew-Hughes
 University  of  Oxford  (UK)

 J.  E.  Evetts
 University  of  Cambridge  (UK)

 D.  K.  Finnemore
 Iowa  State  University  (USA)

 H.  C.  Freyhardt
 Universit"at  G"ottingen  (G)

 F.  Irie
 Kyushu  Electric  Power,  Fukuoka  (J)

 P.  H.  Kes
 Rijksuniversitieit  Leiden  (NL)

 P.  Komarek
 Kernforshung  Karlsruhe  (G)

 D.  C.  Larbalestier
 University  of  Wisconsin  (USA)

 T.  Matsushita
 Kyushu  Institute  of  Technology,  Iizuka  (J)

 V.  Pan
 Institute  of  Metal  Physics,  Kiev  (UKR)

 M.  Suenaga
 Brookhaven  National  Laboratory,  Upton  (USA)

 H.  W.  Weber
 Atominstitut,  Technische  Universit"at,  Wien  (A)

 K.  Yamafuji
 Kyushu  University,  Fukuoka  (J)
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