Sessions and topics
Fundamentals of Nucleation and Crystal Growth
Theory, modeling, and experiment.
Bulk Crystal Growth
Crystallization mechanisms, morphology, growth instabilities, crystallography. Growth technologies and process control.
Surfaces, Interfaces, Epitaxial Growth, Thin Films
Structure and properties of solid-vapor, solid-liquid and solid-solid interfaces and surface morphology. Physical, chemical, and technological aspects of thin film formation and epitaxial growth.
Structural Defects and Impurities in Crystalline Materials
Mechanisms of defect formation in crystals, crystalline structure, physical properties, surface and bulk defects.
Crystal Growth and Characterization of Nanostructures, Low-dimensional and Confined Systems
Nanoparticles, quantum dots, nanowires, nanotubes, and other low dimensional structures. Fabrication by lithography, self-assembly, chemical synthesis, etc.
Crystallization of Inorganic Materials
Growth of advanced inorganic materials. Crystallization in solid-vapor, solid-liquid and solid-solid systems. Crystalline structure, and physical properties. Mesocrystals and colloidal systems.
Crystallization in Organic and Biological Systems
Advances in growth of organic, macromolecular and biomolecular crystals. Protein and polymer crystalline materials. Bio-mineralization and bio-inspired crystallization.
Industrial Crystallization, Technologies and Process Control
Crystallization for industrial applications. New equipment and technologies. Food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products.
Novel Materials and Structures
New materials and structures with specific or improved properties and/or newly-designed applications. Inorganic and organic hybrid structures. Applications in areas of energy conversion, storage, magnetics, optoelectronics, quantum computation, nanoelectromechanical systems, and semiconductor electronics.
New Methods and Techniques for Crystal Growth
Crystal growth under variety of external fields and extreme conditions – electric fields, magnetic fields, hyper and micro gravity, radiation, vibration, ultrasonic, high pressure, thermal and mechanical stress, etc.
Advances in Observation and Characterization Methods
In-situ monitoring methods and analysis of physical, structural and chemical properties of crystals. Microscopy, spectroscopy, scattering, and other characterization techniques.