International Discussion Meeting on Crystal Growth
(39th Toronkai)

‐Learning fundamentals of crystal growth by lectures and practical courses‐

 We are pleased to announce that International Summer School on Crystal Growth (the 39th Japanese Summer School on Crystal Growth) will be held in Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan on September 24-26, 2015. The venue of the school will be DoshishaBiwako Retreat Center of Doshisha University: it will take about 1.5-2.0 hours from Nagoya and 0.5-1.0 hour from Kyoto. Two up-and-coming foreign researchers will give invited lectures. Four practical courses on the observation/simulation of crystal growth processes will be also held in the afternoon of the second day. Four lectures of the practical courses will also give lectures on their most advanced researches. In addition, we are planning to hold poster presentations. All of the lecturers and students will stay in the same lodging for three days. The friendly and at-home atmosphere will be a valuable opportunity for both lecturers and students. We cordially invite you to join the stimulating summer school under the friendly and at-home atmosphere.

Dates: From September 24 (Thr) 2015 to September 26 (Sat) 2015
Venue: DoshishaBiwako Retreat Center (Kita-komatsu 179, Otsu, Siga 520-0501, Japan)
The participation fee: A student 25,000JPY, A foreign student 15,000JPY, A member of JACG 30,000JPY, A non-member of JACG 40,000JPY
(Please pay at the venue by cash)
Organizer: The Japanese Association for Crystal Growth
Cooperation: The Ceramic Society of Japan, The Chemical Society of Japan, The Crystallographic Society of Japan, The Flux Growth Society of Japan, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan, Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials, The Japan Society of Applied Physics, The Japan Society of Microgravity Application, The Japan Society for Planetary Sciences, The Magnetics Society of Japan, The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, The Physical Society of Japan, The Society of Polymer Science Japan, The Surface Finishing Society of Japan, The Visualization Society of Japan
Contact: A secretariat of The Japanese Association for Crystal Growth
2-62-8-507 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0013, Japan
TEL: 03-5950-4741 FAX: 03-5950-1292 E-mail:
For the details: Please see the home page:

An outline
Invited lectures
1) Non-classical nucleation behavior in the calcium sulface system
  Alexander E.S. Van Driessche (VrijeUniversiteitBrussel):
2) The role of numerical simulation in growing high-quality and large-size crystals in silicon
  Bing Gao (Kyusu University):
Crystal growth experimental/simulation practice courses:
1) In-situ real-time observation of colloidal crystallization
  Junpei Yamanaka (Nagoya City University), Yoshihisa Suzuki (Tokushima University),
  Jun Nozawa (Tohoku University), Tsutomu Sawada (NIMS)
2) Observing crystal growth processes in computer simulations
  Hiroki Nada (AIST), Hitoshi Miura (Nagoya City University), Jun Kawano (Hokkaido University)
3) Assembling interferometers and in-situ observation of ambient phases and solid-liquid interfaces
  Yuki Kimura (Hokkaido University), Kenta Murayama (Nagoya University),
  Tomoya Yamazaki (Hokkaido University)
4) In-situ observation of crystal surfaces by optical microscopy
  Gen Sazaki (Hokkaido University), Ken Nagashima (Hokkaido University),
  Ken-ichiro Murata (Hokkaido University)
Other lectures: The members for the practical courses will give lectures on their own advanced researches.

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