This symposium will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research and development activities on crystalline materials. The symposium will cover all aspects, from basic research and material characterization through physicochemical aspects of growth, synthesis, and deposition techniques to the technological development of industrialized materials. For this purpose, world-wide experts in the different topics will be invited to introduce their most recent activities. The broad scope of the symposium assures a wide overview of the state-of-the-art issues on crystalline materials, aiming to stimulate interdisciplinary discussions and collaborations in a wide range of fields.

Proposed Session Topics

  • Semiconductors for LED/LD, power device, sensor
  • Optical materials for laser, nonlinear optics, optical isolator, phosphor
  • Scintillators for X-, gamma- and neutron detection
  • Piezo-, ferro- and magneto-electric materials
  • Transparent ceramics and nanocrystals
  • Phase diagrams, defect chemistry, crystalline quality


  • Kiyoshi Shimamura, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan,
  • Noboru Ichinose, Waseda University, Japan
  • Luisa E. Bausá, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  • Victoria Blair, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA
  • Yoshihiko Imanaka, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan
  • Taylor Shoulders, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA
  • Kenji Toda, Niigata University, Japan
  • Tetsuo Tsuchiya, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  • Yiquan Wu, Alfred University, USA
  • James Wollmershauser, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  • Takayuki Yanagida, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Mariya Zhuravleva, University of Tennessee, USA