Preliminary Programme

Fundamentals of Crystal Growth
• Thermodynamic aspects
• Kinetic Aspects
• Modelling and simulation of growth processes
• Tailoring/elimination of crystallographic defects
Crystal Growth Technology
• Methods for growing bulk crystals and thin layers
• Nanocrystals
• Biocrystallization
Study cases
• Curiosity-driven and technologically-important crystal growth experiments





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Topics: Crystals, crystal growth, epitaxy, solution growth, melt growth, substrate, MBE, LPE, VPE, thermodynamic, dislocations, point defects, twin, twinning, grain boundary, molecular beam, vapour phase epitaxy, liquid phase epitaxy, nucleation, non-conventional nucleation, epitaxial growth, thin films, thick film, nanowires, quantum well, quantum dot, biocrystallization, crystallization, multi-layer, vapour-liquid-solid, VLS, sputtering, pulsed laser deposition, PLD, pulsed electron deposition, PED, magnetic materials, hybrid materials, solar cells, semiconductors, substrate mismatch, kinetic factor, Jackson model, Temkin model, periodic bond chain, summer school, island nucleation, kink, step flow, Gibbs isotherm, wetting layer