ISBB 2019


20th International Symposium on
Boron, Borides and Related Materials
(ISBB 2019)

Sun. Sept. 22, 2019 - Fri. Spet. 27, 2019
TOKI MESSE, Niigata, Niigata, Japan

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International Symposium on Boron, Borides and Related Materials (ISBB) began at Asbury Park, New Jersey in 1959.  More than half century passed from the first symposium ISBB will reach 20th Symposium which will be held in beautiful town Niigata, Japan in 2019.  20th Symposium will be devoted to recent progress on physical and chemical properties and practical applications of exotic boron and related materials.  We hope to meet you in Niigata, the center of the coast of the Sea of Japan with gourmet and nature.

Manuscript Subission Guideline (Deadline: End of January, 2020.December, 2019 )

Photo Gallery

Niigata Prefectrure 新潟県

Niigata City 新潟市

Restaurants in Niigata

Miscellaneous Guidance (PDF)
Bus Information (Niigata Sta.-Toki Messe) Bus Schedule 
Lunch Guidance Conference Venue
Manuscript Subission Guideline
(deadline extended to the end of January, 2020)

Program and Schedule(Sept. 22, 2019 updated)

Second Circular (available now)
First Circular

- Abstract Submission (site open)
- Registration  (site open)
Venue and Access
- Scientific Program
- Accommodation (site open)
- Social Program (Excursion and Banquet Information)

Nagaoka University of Technology
MEXT/JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP19H05817 “Hypermaterials”
Inoue Foundation for Science
Kajima Foundation
Hitachi Metals ・ Materials Science Foundation
Nippon Sheet Glass Foundation for Materials Science and Engineering
SinterLand Inc.
Tokuyama Science Foundation
Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
The Ceramic Society of Japan
The Chemical Society of Japan
The Flux Growth Society of Japan
The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials
The Japan Society of Applied Physics
The Japan Society of High Pressure Science and Technology
The Japan Society of Vacuum and Surface Science
The Japanese Association for Crystal Growth
The Materials Research Society of Japan
The Physical Society of Japan
The Thermoelectrics Society of Japan

- Overall Schedule

Day 1 Sunday, September 22, 2019
15:00 Registration Desk Opens
18:0017:00  Welcome Reception

Day 2 Monday, September 23, 2019
8:30 Registration Desk Opens
8:45 Opening Ceremony
9:00 Technical Sessions

Day 3 Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Technical Sessions

Day 4 Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Technical Sessions (morning)
Excursion (afternoon)
Symposium Banquet (evening)

Day 5 Tursday, September 26, 2019
Technical Sessions

Day 6 Friday, September 27, 2019
Technical Sessions (morning)
11:30 Closing Remarks

- Important Dates

   First Circular May, 2018   
   Second Circular March, 2019  
  Open the Abstract Submittion and Registration Site April 1st, 2019 (OPEN )  
   Abstract Deadline April 30, 2019 May 31, 2019 (extended)    
   Acceptance Notice middle of June, 2019  
   Early Bird Registration Deadline  July 15, 2019  
  Online Registration and Hotel reservation due August 31, 2019  
  Manuscript Submission Deadline end of January, 2020December, 2019  

Invited Speakers

Focused Session
"Low-Dimensional Boron Nanostructures: Borophene, Boron Hydride Sheet, Nanotube, Nanowire"

N. Guisinger (USA),        T. Kondo (Japan),             S. Souma (Japan),        K. Wu (China),

B. Yakobson (USA)

Regular Session

B. Albert (Germany),        B. Fokwa (USA),               Y. Grin (Germany),       J-F. Halet (France),

H. Hillebrecht (Germany),        J. Kunstmann (Germany),        I. Mackinnon (Australia),

M. Manghnani (USA),      S. Nakatsuji (Japan),         T. Ogitsu (USA),           P. Rogl (Austria),

N. Sluchanko (Russia),     V. Solozhenko (France),    M. Terauchi (Japan),     N. Vast (France),
H. Werheit (Germany),     O. Yucel (Turkey)


The Proceedings of this symposium will be published in Solid State Sciences (Special Issue).

Symposium Addresses

Symposium Chair


Department of Advanced Materials Science,

The University of Tokyo

502, Kiban-toh, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi

Chiba 277-8561, Japan





Symposium Secretary

Masatoshi TAKEDA

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

Nagaoka University of Technology

1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka-shi

Niigata 940-2188, Japan




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