Meetings in BLTP: 2000

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Research Workshop
Nucleation Theory and Applications

Dubna, Russia, April 3-28, 2000

Third Announcement

(The Second Announcement)
(The First Announcement)

General Information
Research workshops on Nucleation Theory and Applications have been organised at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, since 1997 every year in April in close co-operation between the Department of Physics of the University of Rostock, Germany (Dr. Juern W. P. Schmelzer, Prof. Gerd Roepke) and the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Dubna, Russia (Prof. Vyatcheslav B. Priezzhev, Dr. Vyatcheslav I. Zhuravlev, Galina G. Sandukovskaya). The organisation of the workshops was supported by colleagues from the International Department of the JINR. This series of workshops will be continued this year.

The general aim and the topics of discussion of the next workshop to be held in April 2000 at the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, is described in the previous announcements and on the homepage of the Laboratory ( In the present 3rd announcement the preliminary program is given and some organisational topics are addressed.

  • The research and scientific communication meeting will be held in Dubna, April 2000, for a period of one month; hereby the mutual detailed information on the research carried out in the different groups (workshop part) will be covered primarily in the time from April 15 (arrival), till April, 23 (departure) 2000. There have been so many proposals for very interesting talks that the workshop will be started already on Sunday, April 16 with a full program.
  • Work on common projects under way (03. 04. - 29. 04. 2000) by special arrangement.
  • Mutual research visits of the participants in the course of the year (in dependence on financial funds available).

Preliminary program
(ordered preliminary by days) April 16 - 22, 2000
  1. Vladimir P. Skripov, M. Z. Faizullin (Ekaterinburg, Russia): On the Surface Tension of Simple Substances at the Crystal-Liquid Boundary
  2. Vitali V. Slezov (Kharkov, Ukraine): Kinetics of Formation of a New Phase with a given Stoichiometric Composition
  3. Alexander P. Grinin, F. M. Kuni (St. Petersburg, Russia): The General Peculiarities of Nucleation under a Gradual Creation of the Metastable State
  4. Georgi T. Guria (Moscow, Russia): Inverse Problems of Nucleation Theory and Predictability of the Past

  5. Vladimir G. Baidakov (Ekaterinburg, Russia): The Spinodal Curve: Existence, Theoretical and Experimental Determination
  6. Alexander K. Shchekin, D. V. Tatianenko (St. Petersburg, Russia): Line Tension in the Theory of Heterogeneous Nucleation
  7. Vladimir P. Koverda, V. N. Sokolov (Ekaterinburg, Russia): Self-Organisation of Critical States and 1/f-Noise Due to an Interplay of Several Non-Equilibrium Phase Transitions
  8. Vyatcheslav B. Priezzhev (Dubna, Russia): Dynamic Renormalization in the Kinetics of Cluster Formation and Growth

  9. Erich Meyer (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): Thermodynamics, Thermostatics and Isothermal vs. Adiabatic Nucleation
  10. Vitorvani Soares (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): Non-Gaussian Distributions of Volume and Temperature Fluctuations in the Adiabatic Nucleation Model (45 minutes)
  11. Aram S. Shirinyan (Cherkassy, Ukraine): Nucleation, Phase Separation and the Possibility of Existence of Metastable States in Small Volumes (45 min)
  12. Laszlo Granasy (Budapest, Hungary): The Diffuse Interface Model of Nucleation: Basic Ideas and Application to the Free Energy of Small Clusters
  13. Juern W. P. Schmelzer (Rostock & Dubna): Reconciling Gibbs and van der Waals: A New Approach to Nucleation Theory

  14. Ivan S. Gutzow (Sofia, Bulgaria): A New Approach to Nucleation Theory: Application to Bubble Formation in Liquid-Gas Solutions
  15. Vladimir M. Fokin (St. Petersburg, Russia): Estimation of Crystal-Liquid Surface Energy by Dissolution of Subcritical Nuclei and Some Consequences
  16. Natalia M. Vedisheva, Boris A. Shakmatkin (St. Petersburg, Russia): Thermodynamic Modelling of Glass Structure and Implications for the Understanding of Glass Crystallisation
  17. Leonid M. Landa (Floreffe, USA): Short-Range Order Polymorphism in Glass- Forming Systems (45 min)
  18. Boris Z. Pevzner (St. Petersburg, Russia): Influence of the Curvature of the Interface on Gas-Exchange in the Glass-Gas System (45 minutes)

  19. Issak A. Avramov (Sofia, Bulgaria): Rigidity of the Glassy Network and Nucleation Kinetics
  20. Radost Pascova, U. Lembke, J.W. P. Schmelzer, R. Kranold, I. S. Gutzow (Sofia, Bulgaria; Rostock, Germany & Dubna, Russia): Dispersity in Phase Transformations: Unimodal vs. Bimodal Cluster Size Distributions
  21. Galina A. Sycheva (St. Petersburg, Russia): Crystal Nucleation on Bubbles in the Glass 26 mol% Li2O 74 mol% SiO2
  22. Yuri K. Startsev (St. Petersburg, Russia): Glass Transition and Change of Properties in Systems with Composition Gradients

  23. Naoum M. Kortsenstein, E. W. Samuilow ( Moscow, Russia) The Effect of Thermoemission of Electrons on the Rate of Nucleation in Vapor Condensation
  24. Boris M. Smirnov (Moscow, Russia), R. S. Berry (Chicago, USA): Thermodynamics of Clusters Near Phase Transitions
  25. Vladimir P. Skripov (Ekaterinburg, Russia): Extension of the l-Curve of 4He into the Region of Metastable States of Liquid Helium
  26. Sergey A. Kukushkin (St. Petersburg, Russia): Thermodynamics and the Kinetics of Switching Effects in Ferroelectrics

  27. Peter O. Mchedlov-Petrosyan (Kharkov, Ukraine): Noise and the Kinetics of Spinodal Decomposition
  28. Victor B. Kurasov, Alexander P. Grinin (St. Petersburg, Russia): Nucleation on Ions with Opposite Signs of Charge after Instantaneous Creation of Vapour Supersaturation
  29. Alexander K. Shchekin, T. M. Yakovenko, F. M. Kuni (St. Petersburg, Russia): The Role of Adsorbed Monolayers in the Kinetics of Condensation on Particles of Soluble Surfactants
  30. Alexander L. Tseskis, N. M. Kortsenstein(Moscow, Russia): Order Phase Transition in the Continuous Model with Landau Effective Hamiltonian

    Waiting List Contributions

  31. Boris M. Smirnov (Moscow): Cluster Plasmas
  32. Vladimir P. Skripov (Ekaterinburg, Russia): Extension of the l-Curve of 4He into the Region of Metastable States of Liquid Helium
  33. Irina G. Polyakova (St. Petersburg, Russia): Thermodynamic Solution Approaches to Glass Structure and Crystallisation Tendency: Some Critical Comments (45 minutes)
  34. Alexej M. Kaverin (Ekaterinburg, Russia): Nucleation at External Excitations (Ultrasound, boundary effects, surface roughness, ....)
  35. Juern W. P. Schmelzer (Rostock & Dubna): Crystallisation and Segregation in Viscoelastic Media: The Account of Stress Development and Stress Relaxation

On Saturday, April 15, we will meet at the hotel lounge at 19. 30 p.m. for a get together. On Saturday, April 22, we will meet in the evening for a farewellparty.

Some Hints
The time for the speakers in their lectures is - if not specified otherwise - not limited to allow a detailed explanation even of details of the research and an extensive discussion. Nevertheless, to have some order in anticipating the program, commonly 1 1/2 hours are taken as a rough estimate for the duration of one lecture. The sessions are organised as follows: 9. 00 - 10. 30; 11.00 - 12. 30; Lunch; 14. 00 - 15. 30; 16. 00 -17. 30. Note, however, that changes in the schedule are possible at any time.

The workshop languages are English and Russian. If required, from time to time brief summaries of the content in the respective alternative language will be given.

Arrival, Hotel Reservation, Entry Permission, ...
Dubna can be reached by suburb trains or by bus from Savelovo railway station in Moscow. The times of departure and arrival of the suburb trains can be found on the homepage of the JINR. Participants arriving by plane will be met at Sheremetyevo airport by bus or car and brought to the hotel in Dubna.

For hotel reservation and entry permission to the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, please submit us the following information (if not sent or available already from previous workshops):

  1. Name:
  2. Surname and fathers name:
  3. Citizenship:
  4. Date/Place of birth:
  5. Passport number and expiry date:
  6. Place of work (mailing address):
  7. Phone/Fax/Email:
  8. Location of the Russian Embassy or Consulate, which will be approached for a visum (if appropriate).
  9. Dates of arrival and departure and flight number (if appropriate):
All participants are requested to submit the data till March 25, 2000.

Hotel reservations for the workshop participants will be made, as in previous years, in the hotel Dubna near the Volga river (about 10 minutes from the railway station).

Financial Regulations
No conference fee is required. We will cover the costs for the stay in Dubna and the travel expenses (railway tickets) for invited speakers from Russia and the former Soviet republics to Dubna and back. In dependence on the funds available, we can try to support - in very limited cases - also the stay of colleagues beyond the circle mentioned above.

Addresses for Contacts
All questions concerning the workshop, please, submit to Dr. Juern W. P. Schmelzer, Prof. Vyatcheslav B. Priezzhev
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics
Dubna 141980
Phone: (+49 381) 498 1614; (+7 09621) 63 703 (Schmelzer),
(+7 09621) 65 333 (Priezzhev);
Fax: (+49 381) 498 2857; (+7 09621) 65 084 or 40 594
Email:, (Schmelzer); (Priezzhev)

preferably via Email: (till end of March, 2000) (from beginning of April, 2000)

For further details see also the homepage of the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia

Information is provided by Dr. V.I.Zhuravlev
Last modified: Mar 14, 2000
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