Scope of Conference

Topical areas will include but are not limited to:

 

Fundamental Mechanisms

  • Nucleation

  • Interfacial kinetics

  • Morphology

  • Transport

  • Modeling

 

Growth Techniques

 

  • Melt growth

    • Czochralski

    • Bridgman/Stockbarger

    • Heat Exchanger Method

    • Vertical-Horizontal Gradient Freezing

    • Edge-Defined Film-Fed Growth

    • Stepanov

    • Kyropoulos

    • Bagdasarov

    • Micro Pulling Down

    • Float Zone

  • Solution growth

    • High Temperature Solution (HTS)

    • Liquid Phase Epitaxy (LPE

    • Hydrothermal

    • Aqueous

 

  • Thin layer growth

    • Organo-Metallic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (OMVPE)

    • Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE)

    • Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)

    • Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)

    • Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD)

    • Chemical Beam Epitaxy (CBE)

    • Atomic Layer Epitaxy (ALE)

    • Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD)

    • Sputtering, Thermal Evaporation, etc.

 

Applications

  • Industrial crystallization

  • Photovoltaics

  • Optoelectronics

  • Fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals

  • Biomineralization

  • Nanotechnology

  • Two-dimensional materials

  • Highly-correlated systems

  • Radiation detection

  • Epitaxy of complex oxides

  • Ferroelectric crystals and textured ceramics

 

New ideas

  • Materials synthesis, discovery, and paths to commercialization

  • Perspectives of crystal growth (historical session)

  • Legacies (past award winners), revisited

  • Breaking news