This symposium will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research and development activities on crystalline materials. The session 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 session 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

Symposium Organizers
  • Kiyoshi Shimamura, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  • Noboru Ichinose, Waseda University, Japan
  • Joanna McKittrick, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Victoria Blair, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA
  • James Wollmershauser, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  • Mariya Zhuravleva, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Yoshihiko Imanaka, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan
  • Romain Gaume, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Takayuki Yanagida, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Yiquan Wu, Alfred University, USA
  • Kenji Toda, Niigata University, Japan
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