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The Second Workshop

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DEMATEN Workshops

“Processing, Characterisation, Properties and Applications of Nanostructured Ceramics and Nanocomposites”

Second Workshop

“Structural and Functional Characterisation of Complex Materials”

June 3-5, 2010, Chalkidiki, Greece


We are pleased to invite you to the DEMATEN workshop which will take place from 3 to 5 June at the charming area of Chalkidiki Greece. This will be the second of a series of workshops on "Processing, Characterisation, Properties and Applications of Nanostructured Ceramics and Nanocomposites" organized annually within the framework of FP7 Project "DEMATEN". The focus of this year’s workshop will be “Structural and Functional Characterisation of Complex Materials”.  The workshop is open to all interested scientists and there will be no registration fee.

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The purpose of this workshop is to gather together a group of international scientists interested in modern characterisation techniques of complex materials, to discuss the invaluable importance of these techniques in understanding the materials, as well as the recent developments and cutting edge challenges of these techniques. We intent to concentrate on selected materials and techniques so as to provide a very specific focus to our discussions. Among the complex materials that will be discussed at the workshop will be nanostructured ceramics and nanocomposites, as well as selected bulk organic or inorganic materials which exhibit fascinating properties revealed by their characterisation at nano-, micro- scales. Among the techniques that will be presented at the workshop will be Neutron and Synchrotron X-ray scattering, Atomic and Magnetic Force Microscopy and Electron Microscopy as applied in the study of complex multi-component, nanostructured and disordered materials. Experiments at High Magnetic Fields play an increasingly important role in the unraveling of novel states and exotic properties of complex materials and therefore will also be discussed at the workshop. The significant role of Modeling will also be highlighted, as it is an indispensable tool to predict the functional and structural properties probed experimentally by the above and other techniques.

The objective of the workshop is not only to provide a forum of presentation and discussion of new results but also to introduce the above techniques and materials to young scientists. There will be oral and poster presentations.


  • Nanostructured Ceramics
  • Magnetic Nanoparticles
  • Nanocomposites
  • Polymer based Nanocomposites
  • Multifferoics and Magnetic Semiconductors
  • Neutron and Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction and X-Ray Spectroscopies
  • Electron Microscopy, Atomic and Magnetic Force Microscopy
  • High Magnetic Fields
  • Modeling
  • Structure-Property-Function Relationships

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  • Allan Hurd - Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • Joseph L. Keddie - University of Surrey, UK
  • Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos - Centre for Research and Technology, Greece
  • Maria Katsikini - Aristotle University, Greece
  • Mauro Rovezzi - Johannes Kepler University, Austria
  • Mark Green -  NIST, USA
  • Milena Spirkova - Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, ASCR, v.v.i., Czech Republic
  • Markus Winterer - University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Organising Committee

  • Evagelia G. Moshopoulou - IMS, NCSR "Demokritos",Athens, Greece
  • Konstantinos P. Giannakopoulos - IMS, NCSR "Demokritos", Athens, Greece
  • Dimitrios Kechrakos - School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, Athens, Greece







Manuscripts submitted for the Workshop Proceedings will be published, after review, in a special issue of the International Journal "Processing and Application of Ceramics". They should have the format mentioned at the official site of the Journal, and should be sent (in pdf format) to Dr. Moshopoulou. Please keep the size of the manuscript below 3 MB.


The workshop will be held at the "Aristoteles" Hotel in Ouranoupolis Chalkidiki, Greece.

Information on the hotel:

aristoteles hotel

Information on the area can be found on the web site of the local municipality:

This site includes useful information in 4 languages, such as the history of the area (including Mount Athos), maps, weather travel information, bus time schedules from Thessaloniki (to Ouranoupolis) and a search tool for accommodation.

Area Halkidiki

The arrow points on the location of the Workshop venue.

Important dates

  • 30 April 2010 – Deadline for  Online Registration
    Please mention in the message text your affiliation and the title of a possible presentation.
  • 30 April 2010 – Deadline for Abstract Submission (to be sent by e-mail to Dr. Moshopoulou)
    The abstracts should be written in English, using Times New Roman font. An abstract should not exceed one A4 page and should include: tilte, author(s), affiliation(s) description, abstract, contact person. Use bold for the title fonts.
  • 3 June 2010 – Deadline for Paper Submission (to be sent by e-mail to Dr. Moshopoulou)
  • 20 May 2010 – Deadline for Hotel Reservation. Please send an e-mail to Dr. Kechrakos (dkehrakos@gmail.com) with subject "Hotel reservation for DEMATEN Workshop". In the body text, please, include arrival date to the hotel, departure date from the hotel, type of room, number and names of adults and number of children.

General Information

  • Registration starts on June 2nd at 7 pm.
  • Workshop session will start on June 3rd at 9.30 am and will end on June 5th at noon.
  • The workshop excursion around the Athos peninsula will take place in the afternoon of the 5th of June.
  • No Registration Fee


Price for accommodation in Hotel “Aristoteles”:

Room type

Room price per night
(including breakfast) / euros

Room price per night
(half board) / euros

Single bed



Two bed



Three bed



Extra dinner or lunch cost: 15 euros (without the drinks)

For the Hotel "Aristoteles", if you need to stay longer than the duration of the workshop, the price of your room during the additional nights will be the same as during the workshop.

To book your accommodation at Aristoteles Hotel, please send an e-mail to Dr. Kechrakos (dkehrakos@gmail.com) with the subject: Hotel reservation for DEMATEN Workshop. In the body text, please, include arrival date to the hotel. departure date from the hotel, type of room, number and names of adults and number of children.

Additional information on accommodation in the area can be searched in 4 languages here. Please note that the search tool's results are in Greek, but are up to date and include web sites and telephone numbers (the dialing code for Greece is +30).
Please note that the Hotel "Aristoteles" is situated 3 km before Ouranoupolis (on the road from Thessaloniki, after Nea Roda and about 500m before the "Camping Ouranoupoli").

Public Transport

From Thessaloniki to Hotel "Aristoteles" and Ouranoupolis there is regular bus service, 4-7 times per day (KTEL (C)halkidikis, ΚΤΕΛ ΧΑΛΚΙΔΙΚΗΣ, tel. +30 2310316555), that lasts about 2h 15 min. There is a bus stop in front of the Hotel. The Bus Station for Chalkidiki is on the east part of Thessaloniki, relatively near the Macedonia Airport (www.thessalonikiairport.gr); the taxi fare should be at about 10 Euros.

Bus departure times from Thessaloniki towards Ouranoupolis (weekdays):

  • 06:15
  • 08:30
  • 10:45
  • 12:45
  • 14:30
  • 17:45

Bus departure times from Ouranoupolis towards Thessaloniki (weekend):

  • 08.00 (only on Saturdays)
  • 09:30
  • 13:00
  • 14:15
  • 17:45

Below you will find information on Thessaloniki local bus routes related to the Bus Station for Chalkidiki (KTEL Chalkidikis) and the Airport. Be careful to note that there is another KTEL station (named simply KTEL) which is on the other side of the city. (Bus line no 45 connects the 2 KTEL stations)

  • From the airport you take bus 79 and go to IKEA. From IKEA bus 36 or 36 B and you reach the KTEL Halkidikis (ΚΤΕΛ ΧΑΛΚΙΔΙΚΗΣ)
  • From the train station you take the bus 45, 45 A, 45 B. Towards KTEL Halkidikis (ΚΤΕΛ ΧΑΛΚΙΔΙΚΗΣ)
  • The bus lines between the Airport and Thessaloniki are 78 and 78N, 79
  • The bus lines for KTEL Halkidikis are: 36, 36K, 36B, 36E, 36P, 36H, 36Z, 45A, 45B

All the bus routes of Thessaloniki city transport:

There is also a route planner (only in Greek)

Contact person

Dr. Evagelia G. Moshopoulou
National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos"
Institute of Materials Science
Athens, Greece

tel: +30 210 6503320; fax: +30 210 6519430
e-mail: evagelia@ims.demokritos.gr

If you need to stay longer than the duration of the workshop, the price of your room during the additional nights will be the same as during the workshop