The International Conference on Mechanochemistry
and Mechanical Alloying
(INCOME)

is the most important convention dedicated to the science of physical and chemical transformations initiated and driven by mechanical forces.

Since 1993, INCOME offers to the community of scientists involved in the field a few days of intense dissemination. Old and new ideas are lively debated under the captivating atmosphere created by the presentation of most recent results and the discussion of most urgent research needs.

From Košice to Novosibirsk, from Prague to Braunschweig and, again, from Novosibirsk to Jamshedpur, from Herceg Novi to Krakow and, finally, to Košice once more, a single thread has ideally run throughout time and space. It has tied fundamental issues and practical aspects, attracting scholars and researchers from the most diverse areas of investigation. An awesome community, a multidisciplinary melting pot of physicists, chemists, engineers, geologists and biologists devoted to cross-contamination at the cutting edge of science and technology.

This is INCOME.

After 27 years and 9 editions, INCOME is running to the culmination of a journey that raised awareness about the Chemistry induced by mechanical forces. In 2017, in Košice, it has been the turn of Italy to take up the baton from INCOME2017 organizers and to rise to the challenge. Thus, the historical achievement of 10 editions will be celebrated in Cagliari in June 2020.

INCOME2020 comes in conjunction with the great excitement for the new developments in the field related to the application of mechanical processing methods in areas of inorganic and organic chemistry at the intersection between Materials, Pharmaceutical, Environmental and Energy Sciences. Mechanochemistry is vigorously moving ahead, combining centuries-old traditions with advancements in fundamental knowledge and innovation in engineering tools, thus attracting interest from industry. The entire field is burgeoning under the powerful thrust to understand basic science issues and model multi-scale processes with the aim of designing and building molecules and materials while endowing them with novel functionalities.

The recent approval of the COST Action CA18112 – Mechanochemistry for Sustainable Industry within the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020 can be regarded as a clear indication of the increasing emphasis laid by EU institutions on the Chemistry driven by mechanical energy. Definitely, Mechanochemistry shows the promise of promoting and spreading excellence, fostering interdisciplinary research for breakthrough science and empowering and retaining young researchers and innovators.

The groundbreaking potential of Mechanochemistry will be discussed during INCOME2020.

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