XIV International Conference on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry in Russia (RTAC - 2013)

XIV International Conference on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry in Russia (RTAC-2013) will take place in St. Petersburg on 23 - 28 September, 2013. The main organizers of the event are the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry (IGIC RAS, Moscow) and St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbSPU). XIV International Conference on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry in Russia continues after a 10-year break the tradition of national conferences in this field of research. Previous, XIII Conference was held in Samara in 2003. RTAC-2013 will be held on the base of St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbSPU).


SPbSPU is one of the largest and oldest higher educational institutions of Russia, enjoying a high reputation in the world. In 2010, he received a status of the National Research University. It was recognition of its role in the training specialists and to carry out multidisciplinary scientific research.


The main subjects of RTAC-2013 conducted with the participation of well-known Russian and foreign specialists, will be thermal analysis and calorimetry of organic and inorganic substances, the study of phase transformations, calorimetry of reaction mixtures, fundamental studies of the mechanisms and kinetics of heterogeneous reactions, catalysis, as well as instrumental and methodological support of research in the field of thermal analysis and calorimetry.

During the conference is expected to hold an organizational meeting and approve the list of members of the Russian National Committee for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry.


Objectives of the Conference

Discussion of modern scientific and technological advances and methodological developments in the field of thermal analysis and calorimetry, as well as selection of the most promising materials and new research directions. Special attention will be paid to work on the study of nanomaterials and advanced materials for energy-saving technologies, as well as the study of environmentally friendly processes.



ganizers of the Conference

  • Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
  • Russian Academy of Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Scientific Councils on Inorganic and Physical Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research
  • Committee for Science and Higher Education of Saint Petersburg
  • Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society
  • Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • International Confederation on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (ICTAC)


Organizing Committee


  • Prof. V.M. Novotortsev
  • Prof. A.I. Rudskoy
  • Deputy-Chairman – Prof. K.S. Gavrichev (IGIC RAS)
  • Scientific Secretary – Dr. R.V. Starykh (SPbSPU)


Members of the Organizing Committee

  • Prof. I.V. Gorynin (CSRI”Prometey”)
  • Prof. V.M. Ievlev (Voronezh SU)
  • Prof. N.T. Kuznetsov (IGIC RAS)
  • Prof. V.I. Sergienko (IC FEB RAS)
  • Prof. O.G. Sinyashin (IOPC KazSC RAS)
  • Prof. K. A. Solntsev (IMET RAS)
  • Prof. V.V. Ustinov (IMP UB RAS)
  • Prof. V.Ya. Shevchenko (ICS RAS)
  • Prof. V.V. Gusarov (SPbSTU)
  • Prof. A.D. Izotov (IGIC RAS)
  • Prof. A.V. Lukashin (MSU)
  • Prof. V.P. Fedin (IIC SB RAS)
  • Prof. B.V. L’vov (SPbSPU)
  • Prof. A.Yu. Tsivadze (IPCEC RAS)
  • Dr. J.V. Dobrokhotova (IGIC RAS)
  • Dr. V.P. Egunov (SamGASU)
  • Dr. I.A. Zvereva (SPbSU)
  • Dr. A.V. Knyazev (NNSU)
  • Dr. L.N. Komissarova (MSU)
  • Dr. A.A. Pimerzin (SamSTU)
  • Dr. N.N. Smirnova (NNGU)
  • Dr. Yu.V. Sharikov (NMSU "Gorniy")
  • Prof. Li-Xian Sun (China)
  • Prof. Andrei Rotaru (Romania)
  • Prof. Crisan Popescu (Romania)
  • Prof. Jaroslav Šestak (Czech Republic)
  • Prof. S.V. Volkov, ac.of NASU (Ukraine)



Local Organizing Committee

  • Chairman - Prof. V.V. Korablev
  • Co-Chairman - Associate Prof. A.N. Kobyshev


Membres of the Local Organizing Committee

  • A.L. Smirnova
  • Ph.D. S.I. Sinyova
  • O.N. Sobol’
  • L.V. Tarabanova



  • The official languages of the Conference are Russian and Endlish.



  • Fundamental and applied studies of the mechanisms and kinetics of heterogeneous reactions and catalysis
  • Thermal analysis and DSC of inorganic substances and materials (crystals, glass, composite materials). The study of phase transitions.
  • Thermal analysis and DSC of organic substances and materials (organics, polymers, composites). Complex substances and materials. Phase transformations, including thermal decomposition.
  • Calorimetry of reaction mixtures (dissolution, combustion, chemical reactions, and sorption of gases).
  • Instrumental and methodical support of research in the field of thermal analysis and calorimetry.
  • Youth Conference-School "Modern trends in thermal analysis and calorimetry" ((for participant under 30 years of age).

Scientific program of the Conference will include plenary reports, sectional and poster presentations.

Within this Conference will be held the Youth Conference-School "Modern trends in thermal analysis and calorimetry"

During the Conference, expected to take place an exhibition of modern thermoanalytical and calorimetric equipment of severalmajor manufacturers.  


Key dates

  • 15.09.2013 – deadline for registration in the Conference
  • 01.07.2013 - deadline for abstracts submission (electronic version)
  • 07.09.2013 – deadline for the registration fee payment
  • 15.09.2013 - deadline for the Conference Program


Rules for abstracts and papers



  • Text up to 3 pages with drawings, graphs, tables (bmp or jpg) and references in the format A4 in Word for Windows. Font Times New Roman, pins-11pt, spacing 1, page margins, left and right- 2 cm.

  • 1st line – title. Title must be centered on the subject (Bold).

  • 2nd line - surname and initials of authors (Bold); Initials and surname of the speaker must be underline.

  • 3rd row- country, organization, e-mail address (normal font).

  • The following are the abstract (3-5 sentences) in italics.

  • Then, after one blank line, followed by the text in normal font type.

  • Name of the abstracts text file and registration form (marked Reg) should contain the name and initials of the first author for example I_I_Ivanov (Reg).

  • When you send abstracts to the organizing committee, please indicate the number of the section in which your presentation is planned.

  • Abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.

  • In the book of abstracts and papers you can place an advertising. The cost of placing 1400 characters is €250 (USD 300).Registration fee



  • On the basis of papers presented at the conference, 5 of them from each section will be recommended by the Program Committee to be published as articles in the journal "Scientific and technical news of SPbSPU". The authors of selected papers will be informed after the conference. The volume of paper - up to 8 pages (rules are similar to the rules for abstracts).


Registration fee

  • Participants  Before 07.09.2013 - €400 (USD 550) After 07.09.2013 registration - €450 (USD 600)
  • Students, postgraduates -Before 07.09.2013 - €200 (USD 250) After 07.09.2013 - €250 (USD 300)
  • Accompanying persons -Before 07.09.2013 - €150 (USD 200). After 07.09.2013 - €200 (USD 250)


After 7 September registration fee is accepted only by cash at registration


Payment methods

  • You can pay by bank transfer, by credit card and by cash at arrival.
  • All information on registration of participants, bank accounts and payment methods will be on the conference website after the 1st of March 2013.
  • In the payment by bank transfer, please do not forget to write the title of the conference (RTAC-2013) and your name.
  • Participants wishing to pay through a bank must cover transaction charges.


Registration fee includes

  • A set of participants with collection of reports on CD-ROM

  • Coffee breaks

  • Lunches

  • Welcome party

  • City tour

Printed version of conference proceedings can be purchased through preliminary order in organizing committee for €30 (USD 35).


Additional excursions to be paid

  • Boat tour with dinner.
  • Peterhof, Tsarskoye Selo (Catherine Palace and Park with a visit to the Amber Room)
  • Trip to Novgorod
  • Trip to Vyborg



Recommended hotels

  • Hotel "Sputnik"  Prosp. Morisa Toreza, 36, metro station "Ploshchad’ Muzhestva".NB: Booking accommodation in these hotels and hostels are available only through the Organizing Committee of the Conference.



Conference will be held at the St.-Petersburg state Polytechnical University to the address: Politekhnicheskaya str., 29, Main building, Conference hall. (metro station " Politekhnicheskaya ")

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