This session will cover theory, modeling, and experiments designed to learn the fundamental aspects of crystal growth at all length and time scales. The topics will include recent developments on the study of nucleation processes, instability of growth interfaces, the new approaches to understand the mesoscopic scale that joins phenomena on the atomic and macroscopic levels. Studies employing numerical methodologies such as ab initio DFT, classical MD, Monte Carlo, and phase field theories are welcome, as well as classical methods applied to global thermal models, fluid dynamics, segregation, and defect analysis.


Invited speakers (confirmed):

Simon Brandon (Technion, Israel)
Modeling anisotropic shape evolution in Czochralski growth of oxide single crystals

Julian Gale (Curtin University, Australia)
Accurate simulation of aqueous crystal growth - solutions and challenges

Thomas Kuech (University of Wisconsin, USA)
Fundamentals of vapor growth, bulk and epitaxial.

Makio Uwaha (Nagoya University, Japan)
Step patterns induced by a line source of adatoms

Elias Vlieg (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
The role of liquid ordering in solution growth

Mu Wang (Nanjing University, China)
Concave-corner-mediated self-organized crystal growth

Magdalena ZaƂuska-Kotur (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Step bunching and meandering processes in the crystal growth dynamics


Koichi Kakimoto  (Japan) kakimoto@riam.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Jeffrey J. Derby   (USA) derby@umn.edu