By Wolfgang O. Hofer (auth.), Prof. Dr. M. Grasserbauer, M. K. Zacherl (eds.)
The eleventh Colloquium on Metallurgical research - a three way partnership of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the Technical college in Vienna, the Austrian Society for Analytical Chemistry and Microchemistry, the German Metals Society (DGM), and the Society of German Iron and metal Engineers (VDEh) - used to be attended through a hundred and twenty scientists from 12 international locations. the key themes lined have been floor, micro and hint research of fabrics with a heavy emphasis on metals. in keeping with the tactic of the assembly realization was once focussed on an interdisciplinary method of fabrics technology - combining analytical chemistry, stable nation physics and tech nology. as a result development reviews on analytical ideas (like SIMS, SNMS, Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy, AES, XPS) got in addition to pre sentations at the improvement of fabrics (like for the fusion reactor). nearly all of the dialogue papers based at the therapy of significant technical difficulties in fabrics technology and know-how through a (mostly sophis ticated) mixture of actual and chemical analytical strategies. The extensive alternate of principles and effects among the scientists orientated in the direction of easy examine and the commercial fabrics technologists used to be very fruitful and ended in the institution of a number of clinical cooperations. significant developments in fabrics research have been additionally handled in a plenary dialogue of which a brief precis is contained during this quantity. with a view to facilitate foreign communique within the box of fabrics research and in view of the $64000 questions taken care of within the numerous contri butions this lawsuits quantity was once edited in English.