23rd American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy

ProChem will once again be a sponsor and exhibitor at the 23rd American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy (ACCGE-23) which will be held jointly with the 21st US Biennial Workshop on Organometallic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (OMVPE-21) from August 13-18, in Tuscon, Arizona.

On Tuesday, August 15th, our CTO Viktor Balema has been invited to present at the Sixth Symposium on 2D and low dimensional materials:   “Heterostructuring by Mechanochemical Reshuffling of Layered 2D – Metal Chalcogenides.”



Symposium Description

Research on the synthesis and the applications of various low-dimensional materials (0D, 1D, and layered 2D materials) are the themes of this symposium. The unique properties of these materials, differing or exceeding those of their bulk crystal counterparts, are of potential scientific and technological importance. Materials of central importance to this symposium include 2D layered materials such as graphene, boron nitride, transition metal dichalcogenides and oxides, topological insulators, superconductors, Xenes, etc., as well as their 0D and 1D counterparts, and various heterostructural combinations. Contributions towards the synthesis, properties, characterization, processing, and fascinating applications, including devices of these novel materials, are of interest. The goal of this symposium is to explore, through the contributions of leading researchers, new methodologies and breakthroughs in low-dimensional materials and identify constraining issues to future development.

Scope and Purpose of the Conference

Crystal growth is a broad field that attracts people from a wide variety of disciplines.  The purpose of the conference is to bring together scientists and engineers to discuss the entire breadth of activities in crystal growth, from bulk to nano, fundamentals to characterization, modeling to equipment design, every type of epitaxy and every type of material, from elemental to biological. The conference features symposia on important new topics in crystal growth as well as more traditional subjects of enduring interest.  Focused and joint sessions have been organized based on the topical distribution of papers and to foster cross-fertilization among fields. While the presentations are the core of the conference schedule, it is the personal interactions with colleagues across the spectrum of crystal growth that give strength to the experience of this meeting and an opportunity to explore fully the issues of importance in the field. The crystal growth community is uniquie in that the vendor community is intimately integrated with the technical community and the vendor exhibit will give everyone a chance to form and renew commercial and technical relationships.  A single registration fee gives attendees access to the ACCGE-23, OMVPE-21, and the total symposia.

ACCGE-23 will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research and development activities in all aspects of epitaxial thin film and bulk crystal growth; sessions will integrate fundamentals, experimental and industrial growth processes, characterization, and applications. The meeting will focus on a wide range of crystal growth science issues.

The OMVPE-21 Workshop continues a tradition started at Cornell in 1983 of bringing together specialists in the OMVPE field from industry, academia, and government laboratories in informal atmosphere and scenic surroundings. The workshop is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss new results in the OMVPE field. It also provides a venue for newcomers to the field to familiarize themselves with OMVEP science and technology. 

For more information, visit the conference website and their fully interactive online program.