Welcome to Joint Symposium on Molten Salts in Kobe!

Photo album Excursion / Banquet

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Photo album is open.(Temporary)

A photo album of excursion and banquet are open in website.
- Participants (with IWANP attendees)
- Excursion
- Banquet
10.10.2008 General Information are open.

Brochure of Program and Abstract is now in press.  The General Infromation for the symposium is open by PDF files.
9.27. 2008 Scientific program are fixed.

Scientific program are fixed with the chairpersons for each session and lectures.  The schedule table is formatted by HTML with Excel.  If you cannot read by web browser, please click here to PDF file.


8.31.2008 Deadline of proceeding submission is postponed until September 7 (JST).

On behalf of organizing committee, we decided that the deadline of proceeding submission is postponed until September 7 (JST). The website is now open and you can submit in the website. Please do not worry about the submission delaying within this week.

Also, we requested the attendee for the website system.

Some attendee made an another page(s) for submitting proceeding which registered the abstract previously. Each page of abstracts are available for submission the proceeding and its revised one. Please revise (or overwrite) the Abstract files and re-enter the new information. The attendee can revised subject and author's name, if you need.

VISA application form are uploaded.
We need the personal information of applicants for preparing each document for VISA applicants as follows for applicants' convenience.  Please enter the all items as soon as possible.

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6.23.2008 Scientific Program is now open !
4.25.2008 We have informed the authors that abstracts submitted by April 30 are accepted.
4.25.2008 Thank you for abstract submission/Deadline is passed.
On behalf of Organizing committee, we would like to thank that over 220 papers were submitted for the joint symposium until  20 April which is the prolonged deadline.  We are now reviewing each abstracts.  As soon as possible, we inform the participants about acceptance of the presentations.
4.7.2008 Thank you for abstract submission/Deadline prolonged until April 20.
On behalf of Organizing committee, we would like to thank that over 150 papers were submitted for the joint symposium until the end of March which is the previous deadline.  For more fruitful discussion on the symposium, the deadline of abstract submission were prolonged until April 20, 2008. Please consider to join the symposium now.


Ionic liquids in general include the traditional high-temperature molten salts, metal-molten salt systems, glass-forming systems and also the novel room temperature melts. Several state-of-the-art applications will be presented. Several recent examples of applications will highlight the importance of these ionic liquids in various industries, such as batteries, nuclear energy, pyrochemical reprocessing of nuclear fuel, synthesis, catalysis, etc.

The basic concepts of the structure, dynamics, electrochemistry, interfacial and thermodynamic properties will be detailed and relevant experimental methods described.  Such fundamental concepts are essential for an in-depth understanding of the general physicochemical properties of these Coulomb liquids. Experimental methods for investigating structural, dynamic, electrochemical thermodynamic and interfacial properties will be detailed, as are techniques for data collection and analysis.

This meeting includes 4 historical meeting for molten salts and ionic liquids;
"8th International Conference on Molten Salt Chemistry and Technology" (Since 1983),
"2nd Asian Conference on Molten Salt Chemistry and Technology"
extended from "Japan-China Bilateral Conference on Molten Salt Chemistry and Technology" (Since 1986) and "40th Symposium on Molten Salt Chemistry in Japan" (Since 1958), which will provide a forum to discuss the transfer of these methods and techniques, developed for high temperature, as well as the more recent room-temperature melts.