Charles Hatchett Award 2017

Charles Hatchett Award Winners 2016

2017 Award Winners

Atom Probe Tomography applied by research team from Japan

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Winning Paper

Direct observation of niobium segregation to dislocations in steel.

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Charles Hatchett Award Seminar 2016

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About the Charles Hatchett Award


The Charles Hatchett Award was originally conceived at a meeting in 1977 between Friedrich Heisterkamp, Dr. Malcolm Gray and Dr. Bob Keown OBE.

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Entering the Award

The award is made annually to the authors of the best published paper in the general area of the metallurgy of niobium or alloys containing niobium.

Application Criteria

International Panel

A group of six to nine international experts selected from around the world to provide an impartial assessment on the technical merit of the shortlisted papers.

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About Charles Hatchett and Niobium

Charles Hatchett

Charles Hatchett FRS (1765 - 1847) was a wealthy London coachbuilder, an amateur scientist, distinguished chemist and the discoverer of niobium in 1801. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1797.

Charles Hatchett


Niobium (Element 41) is used in steels, superalloys, intermetallic materials and Nb alloys, as well as in composites, coatings, nanomaterials, optoelectronic devices and catalysts.


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