Welcome to the web site of Thermal Reactivity of Solids


This committee has defined a number of aims and the scientific fields in which studies could be carried out.

The TRS committee is aimed at the scientific community mainly interested in
"The Mechanisms of Thermal Transformations of Inorganic Solids".


What general aims the TRS committee has to follow?  
To allow the transfer of innovations in thermal analysis to the domain of the TRS and vice versa (transfer of methods developed during TRS studies to be used in other domains)
To organise workshops on the thermal reactivity of solids .
To encourage and promote co-operative projects on the thermal reactivity of solids.
To encourage the publication of papers and books on the thermal reactivity of solids
To promote a databank of the researchers and type of research in the field of the thermal reactivity of solids.
To promote financial support to research in the field of the reactivity of solids.


To which scientific domain is TRS aimed at ?  

The TRS committee has limited its interest to:
"The Thermal Transformation of Solids and Thermal Reactivity of Solids with respect to different phases (solid-gas, solid-liquid, solid-solid), whether this be on the surface or in the bulk, whether the solids be crystallised or amorphous, and whether the solids be powdered or bulk."

The committee thus promotes the study of the mechanisms of thermal transformation of inorganic solids. This includes both the mechanisms and kinetics of these thermal transformations with for instance the influence of various external parameters: partial gas or vapour pressure, concentrations, etc…

  This field is relatively large and includes numerous domains of which the TRS committee highlight the following :
Phenomena :
amorphous - crystal transformations, thermal 'forming', sintering, high temperature corrosion, interphase interactions including catalysis and gas - solid thermal reactivity, effects of the type of thermal treatment on solid structure (eg. microwaves).
inorganic materials, metals, ceramics and glasses

The TRS committee wishes to remain coherent with respect to groups who deal more specifically with electrochemistry, kinetics, polymers. Such topics are more specifically addressed by other ICTAC committees.