"Frontier of Crystal Growth Science"

This international symposium on the science of crystal growth is the first of its kind to be organized by a group of PhD students with financial support from Tohoku University. The topic, dealing with the frontier of crystal growth science, is aimed at providing a common forum for the discussion of a variety of related scientific and technological areas amongst the participants from all over the world.

Crystal growth encompasses a wide variety of interdisciplinary fields, in Earth and planetary sciences, pharmacy, environmental sciences and engineering, industry, semiconductor research, etc. In this symposium, we have chosen Calcium Carbonate as a model crystal to be discussed along with others, mainly because of its familiarity and the wide variety of uses and/or applications: (1) in the design of optical devices, (2) pearls, biomineralizaiton by microbes (bacteria and planktons) in the human body (bone and concretion), (3) carbon dioxide sequestration (in global warming), to name a few.

This symposium is open for all scientists and students. We sincerely hope that this novel approach would provide a challenging and stimulating opportunity for interdisciplinary communication!!

Student Organizer : Mihoko Maruyama

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Date : February 20, Tuesday - February 22,Thursday, 2007
Venue : Tohoku university Aoba Memorial Hall( located in School of Engineering)
6-6 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba, Sendai, Japan, 980-8579
Tel : +81 22 795 7993

How to Apply:
Fill out the application form and send it by email to following address.
marumiho@ganko.tohoku.ac.jp
Please input the mail title as "Frontier of Crystal Growth Research" .



Sponsored by :
Graduate School of Science of Tohoku University: GP programeYoung Brains 21f

Co-sponsored by :
International Mineralogical Association (IMA), Commission On Mineral Growth And Interface Processes,
The 21st Century COE Program at Tohoku UniversityeAdvanced Science and Technology Center for the Dynamic Earth'

Student Organizers :
*Mihoko Maruyama (PhD Student, Grad. School of Science, Tohoku University, JSPS Research Fellow)
Jun Nozawa (PhD Student, Grad. School of Science, Tohoku University, COE Super-Doctor)
Shinya Abukawa (PhD Student, Grad. School of Science, Tohoku University)
Erika Ono (PhD Student, Grad. School of Science, Tohoku University)
Masako Koizumi (PhD Student, Grad. School of Science, Tohoku University)
Yoshinobu Moriuchi (PhD Student, Grad. School of Science, Tohoku University)
*Chair

Advisers :
Prof. Katsuo Tsukamoto
Dr. Ken Nagashima

Secretaries :
Shizuko Kumagai
Yukiko Kobatake