The 21st International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements, SCTE'2018 will take place in Vienna, Austria, from March 25 to 29, 2018.
The SCTE 2018 will follow a series of conferences, dating back more than 50 years, with recent meetings in Annecy, France, (2010), Lisboa, Portugal (2012), Genova, Italy, (2014) and Zaragossa, Spain (2016). The SCTE has always been a forum where new ideas and discoveries, related to the solid state chemistry and solid state physics of d- and f-element compounds are presented and discussed. The conference will deal with the structure, crystal chemistry, chemical bonding, and magnetic, and electronic transport properties of different classes of intermetallic compounds. Hydrides, borides, carbides, silicides and homologues, pnictides, as well as chalcogenides, oxides and halides (especially those of low oxidation state exhibiting metal or semimetal properties) will also be covered. Fundamental and applied research in the areas of solid state chemistry, physics and materials science of compounds containing d- and f-elements will be included. Presentations will consist of plenary talks, invited talks, contributed talks and poster sessions.
Vienna is the capital city of Austria and has been founded by the Romans more than 2000 years ago. It contains numerous historic sites and buildings but modern architecture sets various counterpoints. Vienna is famous for its culture. Theatres and operas perform on a world class level and museums exhibit an extraordinary broad spectrum of arts. Vienna is centred in the heart of Europe and the capital cities Prague, Bratislava and Budapest are within a visiting distance. Most beautiful, the city extends along the Vienna Woods and the river Danube. Vienna can easily be reached by plane, by trains, buses and private cars. A rich variety of hotels at all categories is available. Public traffic in Vienna is well developed, allowing comfortable travelling within the city boundaries. The conference will be held at the Institute building “Freihaus” of the Technische Universität Wien, which is located in the very centre of the town.