We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 18th International Summer School on Crystal Growth that will be held at Campus of Science and Technology, University of Parma, Italy, on July 23-28 2023, in conjunction with 20th International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy in Naples (July 30-August 4, 2023).

The School’s programme includes lectures on theoretical and experimental aspects of crystal growth of different types of crystalline materials: Thermodynamic and kinetic fundamentals; Modelling and Simulation; Surfaces and interfaces; Polymorphism; Growth technologies for single crystals; Epitaxy and thin films; Nanocrystals and 2D crystals; Biological crystallization; Defects in crystalline materials; Case studies of technologically-important materials.
Visit of laboratories at IMEM-CNR within the Campus. Leading experts will lead participants into the fascinating world of “crystal fabrication”, providing an overview of recent advancements and updated concepts.

The format of the school is designed to encourage interaction between lecturers and attendees, with informal discussions at coffee breaks, meals and social events. To stimulate more interactions, participants will have the possibility to display a poster about their own research work.

We look forward to seeing you in Parma at ISSCG-18!

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