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Welcome note

Beyond Nickel-Based Superalloys IV (BNBS IV) will be held in the historic city of Potsdam, Germany, from June 26th to 30th, 2023. This event will be the fourth conference of an established series, following the ones in Bad Berneck (Germany), Cambridge (UK) and Nara (Japan).

Nickel-Based Superalloys are widely used in elevated temperature structural applications that demand high strength, damage tolerance and environmental resistance. Typical applications of this type of materials can be found in gas-turbine engines that are used in the aviation and energy generation fields sectors. Due to worldwide efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact of such engines, there is a growing demand on materials with capabilities beyond Nickel-Based Superalloys. Innovative strategies include new materials for key engine components with the aim to improve the thermodynamic efficiency of future gas turbines.

As successfully established in the past, this conference will focus on those metallic materials and alloys (including high-entropy alloys and materials with complex compositions) that have the potential to deliver superior properties as compared to Nickel-Based Superalloys. This conference will bring together international scientists and representatives from industry to present and discuss the results around high-temperature materials research and latest developments.

Following the tradition of the previous Beyond Nickel-Based Superalloys conferences, the one in 2023 will be held as a single-session conference. Even though one cannot foresee how the worldwide situation of the pandemic will be in June 2023, we are confident that the conference will take place as an on-site meeting with valuable talks and discussions within the impressive atmosphere of the historic city of Potsdam.

We will greatly appreciate your valuable contribution to Beyond Nickel-Based Superalloys IV and are looking forward to seeing you in Potsdam 2023.

Manja Krüger on behalf of the Beyond Nickel-Based Superalloys 2023 organizing team