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Crystal materials in Tunisia

The IUCr Commission on Crystal Growth and Characterisation of Materials is organising an International School on Growth of Materials for Energy Production and Energy-Saving Applications. The School will be held November 19-26, 2000 in Monastir (Tunisia) on the Tunisian coast, which is accessible directly via its international airport or by rail and motorway from Tunis. The School will be co-chaired by R. Fornari (CNR-MASPEC Inst., Italy) and H. Maaref (Fac. of Sciences, Monastir) and will include lectures by international experts on general crystal growth principles, crystal growth techniques, growth and characterisation of semiconductors for solar cell fabrication, superconductors for energy storage, wide bandgap semiconductors for white light production, small bandgap semiconductors for thermoelectric applications, soft magnetic materials and more.

Contact H. Maaref, Physics Dept., Fac. of Sciences, Monastir, Tunisia, E-mail:,

Roberto Fornari