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IUCr 1997 Report - Commission on Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials

In 1997 the Commission tried - with the help of its former Chair C. Paorici - to continue its tradition of holding International Schools on special topics of Crystal Growth and Characterization with the aim to enable the participation of young scientists from economically disadvantaged countries. The preparation of an International School on Epitaxy of Semiconductor Materials, to be held in November/December 1997 in Trieste, Italy, with the co-organization and main financial support of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, an institution connected to UNESCO) was started and a lecturing programme was established. Such Schools, co-organized and co-sponsored by the ICTP, had been successfully arranged in previous years (e.g. Miramare, Trieste, Italy, 1992). Unfortunately, due to drastic reduction of the ICTP budget, the plan to organize the above School had to be abandoned.

The Commission helped in the preparations of two other International Schools:

(i) The Tenth International Summer School on Crystal Growth (ISSCG-10), which is traditionally connected with the 12th International Congress on Crystal Growth (ICCG-12), is to be held 1 - 6 June 1998 in Rimini, Italy. Chairs of this school are C. Paorici (University of Parma, Italy) and R. Fornari (MASPEC-CNR Institute, Parma, Italy). Three present and two former members of the Commission are engaged in the lecturing programme.

(ii) The First International School on Crystal Growth Technology (ISCGT-1), which is to be held 5 - 16 September 1998 in Beatenberg, Switzerland. The Chair is H. J. Scheel, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland. Three present and two former Commission members are engaged in the lecturing programme.

In addition, the Commission recommended IUCr sponsorship and financial support of both Schools and of the 12th International Congress of Crystal Growth (ICCG-12). ICCG-12 is to be held 26 - 31 July 1998 in Jerusalem, Israel.

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