Event Name

Adsorption, Absorption and Crystal Growth

Start Date 18th Apr 2010
End Date 23rd Apr 2010

The International School on Adsorption, Absorption and Crystal Growth will be held April 18-23, 2010 at the Palazzo Feltrinelli in Gargnano, Italy. Located on the Garda lake and close to the Alps, Palazzo Feltrinelli offers a magnificent and quiet location for meetings and schools. In fact, since many years Palazzo Feltrinelli (Università degli Studi di Milano) constantly hosts schools, workshops, and conferences spanning many different fields. 

The School Adsorption, Absorption and Crystal Growth is aimed at introducing the interested people to the adsorption phenomena occurring at the interface between crystals and their surrounding mother phase (vapour, solution or melt). An important place will be given to the equilibria between an adsorbed phase on both “foreign” and “reactive” substrates. The modification of the growth modes of crystal faces will be related to the foreign adsorption (solvent and impurities effects). The crystal-chemical specificity of the 2D-epitaxy will be considered for the understanding of the habit change of crystals.  
The kinetics of crystal nucleation and growth will be detailed according to whether the foreign adsorption remains at the crystal surface or is followed by the absorption into the crystal lattice where either usual or anomalous mixed crystals originate. 

Owing to its methodological character, the School is open to the topics of the crystal growth research which concern the Materials Science, the Bio-crystallization and mineralization, the Earth Sciences and all other fields where crystallization is a key step (pharmaceuticals, scaling and water treatment, etc).
The School is of interest to graduate and post-graduate students, PhD students, post-doctorate fellows, and senior researchers as well as researchers from industry. 

The lectures presented at the School will be published in a textbook which will be given to each attendee at the School registration desk.
Location Gargnano
URL http://www2.mater.unimib.it/utenti/moret/scuola.html

Category IUCr sponsored meetings | Schools
Topics Crystal growth