The 13th international conference HEMs-2017 (High Energy Materials: Demilitarization, Antiterrorism and Civil Application) was held at Tohoku University (Sendai), Japan. The participants were leading scientists from Japan, Russia, Great Britain, the USA, Germany, France, Italy, China, Austria, Turkey, Israel, and Poland who work on creating high-energy materials, and large companies that use these materials in their work.
The young scientists of the Laboratory of High-Energy and Special Materials of TSU Marina Khmeleva (the executive secretary of the conference), Ilya Zhukov, Vladimir Promakhov, Anton Khrustalev, and Elena Danilova made presentations in a workshop.
The latest solutions on the use of HEM in gas generators and other high-energy systems, medicine and pharmaceuticals, and the mining industry, and also the use and analysis of high-energy materials for counterterrorism purposes, were presented at the conference.
–We presented the results of our research aimed at using nanoparticles in high-energy systems and their usage in metallurgy to create new lightweight superalloys, – said Alexander Vorozhtsov, the co-chairman of the organizing committee of the conference and head of the Laboratory of High-Energy and Special Materials. – These nanoparticles make it possible to increase the energy efficiency of high-energy systems not only through improving the characteristics of the HEM, but also set the necessary properties for the structural metallic materials used in these high-energy systems, particularly, make them lighter and firmer.
The conference was held for the first time in 2004. HEMs are traditionally held once a year alternately at a Russian or foreign organization (scientific, educational or industrial). For 13 years, this scientific forum has become a discussion platform where promising directions of the application of explosives and chemical substances for civil purposes (high-energy and pharmaceutical) and also issues of scientific support of anti-terrorist activities are discussed.
TSU’s presence at the conference facilitated sustainable partnership relations and agreements on cooperation between TSU and leading scientific organizations in the global elite of experts in high-energy materials and systems, for example, the University of Edinburgh, Claude Bernard University I (Lyonese), Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technologies, and others.
At the HEMs-2017 conference in Japan, the participants suggested holding HEMs-2018 at Tomsk State University, recognizing the high scientific potential of the University.