Background and Scope

You are cordially invited to attend the 2010 International Conference on the Structure of Non-Crystalline Materials (NCM11) to be held June 27th through July 2nd, 2010, in Paris (France).

This is the 11th meeting in the series beginning with NCM'76 in Cambridge (UK), and following NCM9 2004 in Corning NY (USA) and NCM10 2006 in Prague (Czech Republic).

The previous NCM conferences were organised in
, (1976 and 1982, UK, P.H. Gaskell)
Grenoble (1985, France, C. Janot)
Oxnard (1988, USA, C.N.J. Wagner)
Sendai (1991, Japan, K. Suzuki)
Prague (1994, Czech Republic, L. Cervinka)
Cagliari (1997, Italy, G. Pinna)
Aberystwyth (2000, UK, G.N. Greaves)
Corning (2004, USA, A.N. Cormack)
Prague (2006, Czech Republic, L. Cervinka)


The conference will include five days of conference talks, a visit to historical stained glasses.

Depending on the level of current interest, each session will be introduced through presentations by invited speakers selected with the International Advisory Board and will include a limited number of oral presentations. Most papers will be selected for presentation in a conference-wide poster session. There will be an introductory invited talk, which, following the tradition, should be presented by the NCM10 chairman Ladislav Cervinka from the academy of sciences (Praha, Czech Republic).


- Glasses and melts: experimental and theoretical structural approaches, short- and medium-range order, nucleation and crystallization processes, nanostructural and microstructural features
- Nano-crystalline materials, sol-gel and heterogeneous systems
- Surfaces
- Structural evolution under forcing conditions: high temperature/pressure, irradiation, photo-structural changes, polyamorphism and reversibility windows
- Relationships between structure and properties: physico-chemical properties, nuclear glasses, specialty materials...
- Dynamical properties
- Relaxation phenomen

- Oxide (silica/silicate, borate...), chalcogenide and metallic glasses and melts; novel glasses
- Influence of materials preparation

Experimental and numerical methods

- Scattering methods (x-ray, neutron)
- Solid-state spectroscopic methods (x-ray absorption spectroscopy, NMR, vibrational methods...)
- Microscopy (electron, near-field, ...)
- Numerical modeling including ab initio approaches.