Free OECD-NEA Nuclear Database
In December 2014, the OECD-NEA will make available a free thermodynamic database applicable to nuclear materials.
This internationally recognised thermodynamic database was created in a joint project among 9 organisations, representing 6 member states, in an effort to ensure the ongoing safety and upkeep of current nuclear facilities and to support the development of Generation 4 reactors.
To learn about the importance of this internationally recognised database and how you can obtain it, click here.
You can also visit us at NuMat 2014 this October in Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, where we'd be happy to discuss the database.
Thermo-Calc Training in Russia
Thermo-Calc Software will offer a training course in Russia this autumn. The course will be held in Moscow on October 27 and 28 at the Thermochemistry of Materials Scientific Research Centre. The course will be taught in Russian by our collaboration partner MISIS and will cover Thermo-Calc 4.0 graphical and console modes.
To register, send your full name and address to Alexandra Khvan at email@example.com before October 22, 2014.
For more information or to read about the course in Russian, click here.
The Softer Side of the Steel City
What better place to attend a materials science conference than the Steel City itself, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This week, Pittsburgh will is playing host to MS&T14, Materials Science & Technology 2014.
The Steel City is also home to Thermo-Calc Software’s North American subsidiary, so we hope you’ll stop by our booth, #314, so we can warmly welcome you to our city.
If Pittsburgh’s industrial roots make you picture the grey gloominess of the industrial revolution, think again. This culture-rich metropolis has been named America’s most liveable city by The Economist, Forbes and Places Rated Almanac. Click here to read about how Pittsburgh transformed itself from a dangerously polluted industrial city into a thriving, high tech metropolis, and find out what this beautiful city has to offer visitors.
Historic Notes: Gibbs' Phase Rule
As materials scientists and engineers, Gibbs' Phase Rule is fundamental to the work we do. It is the basis of physical chemistry and transformed the discipline into a rigorous science. However, when Gibbs first proposed his phase rule, it went unnoticed for nearly 25 years.
Click here to read the history behind Gibbs' Phase Rule and learn why, after nearly 25 years, materials scientists finally noticed the importance of his discovery.
Historic Notes is a series of articles that explore the history of materials science, thermodynamics and other related fields through the scientists who made the discoveries. Click here to read the series.
Thermo-Calc Software is Hiring
Now's your chance to join the Thermo-Calc Software team! We're currently looking to hire two new employees in our Stockholm, Sweden office: a Materials Scientist - CALPHAD Database Developer and a Specialist in Computational Materials Physics.
Thermo-Calc Software offers competitive compensation and benefits as well as a stimulating work environment.
Click here to learn more about the positions and how to apply.