Event Name

Crystal Growth & Assembly. Gordon Research Conference.

Start Date 28th Jun 2015
End Date 3rd Jul 2015

Fundamental Mechanisms of Ordering from the Atomic to the Mesoscale

The Crystal Growth and Assembly Gordon Research Conference (previously known as "Thin Film and Crystal Growth Mechanisms GRC") is dedicated to the knowledge and understanding of the fundamental atomic and nanoscale physics and chemistry that are central to the nucleation and growth of crystals for a wide array of technologies. This well-established conference draws researchers from around the world from the fields of physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, and beyond. Historically, the conference has emphasized concepts rather than specific materials, technologies or growth methods. Attendees are drawn together by a common interest in understanding the mechanisms of crystal nucleation and growth and applying this understanding to the development of new materials. This focus has attracted scientists with a broad range of specializations: from biomineralization to quantum dots, from advanced scanning probe microscopies to multiscale molecular modeling, and from the interactions of proteins with inorganic materials to the role of stress in pattern formation. This dynamic conference brings together researchers who find common inspiration in seeing how the general principles of crystal thermodynamics and growth kinetics are applicable to many fields.

  • Assembly Mechanisms
    (Peter Vekilov / Keynote: Daan Frenkel / Zvonimir Dogic)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
    (Alexander Chernov / Ulrike Diebold / Joanna Millunchick / David Srolovitz)
  • Nanoparticles
    (Tobias Hanrath / Hongyuan Chen / Yu Huang)
  • In Situ Characterization of Growth
    (Haimei Zheng / Mingwei Chen / Gen Sazaki / Eli Sutter)
  • Bio-Inspired Crystallization
    (Yael Politi / Boaz Pokroy / Jeffrey Rimer)
  • Nanowires
    (Frances Ross / Ritesh Agarwal / Jerry Tersoff / Erik Bakkers)
  • Crystals for Energy Production
    (Aram Amassian / Alberto Salleo / Richard Lunt)
  • Molecular Assembly and Crystallization
    (Michael McBride / Bart Kahr / Michele Parrinello / Boris Rybtchinksi)
  • Quasicrystals and Colloids
    (Sharon Glotzer / Clemens Bechinger / Ulrich Wiesner)



Location Biddeford, ME
United States
Contact Lara A. Estroff
URL https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=12673

Category Conferences
Topics Crystal growth | General | Materials | Surface studies