Since a few decades, strong electronic correlations, especially those occurring in f-, d- and p-electron based intermetallics, have remained a central issue in condensed matter physics, owing to their crucial implications for both basic and applied research. The session will focus on the growth of high-quality single crystals of materials that exhibit unusual ground states emerging due to the interplay of multiple spin and charge degrees of freedom. Special attention will be directed on the recent progress in the studies of unconventional superconductors, heavy-fermion compounds, quantum critical systems, non-Fermi liquids, valence and spin fluctuators, low-dimensional magnets, multiferroics, topological insulators, and other novel phases.


Invited speakers (confirmed):

Hanna A. Dabkowska (McMaster University, Canada)
Pyrochlores Grown by Optical Floating Zone Method

Zygmunt Henkie (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Growing uranium and cerium pnictide crystals by chemical vapor transport and flux methods

Janusz Karpinski (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
LnFeAsO single crystals grown at high pressure: influence of doping and substitutions on superconducting properties and structure

Tsuyoshi Kimura (Osaka University, Japan)
Crystal growth and magnetoelectric properties of multiferroics


Dariusz Kaczorowski  (Poland) d.kaczorowski@int.pan.wroc.pl
Yoshichika ┼înuki  (Japan) onuki@phys.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp