Accession Number : ADA223218


Title :   Gordon Research Conference on Crystal Growth (1990)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar-31 Oct 1990,


Corporate Author : GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCES INC KINGSTON RI


Personal Author(s) : Brown, Margaret


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA223218


Report Date : APR 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : The program was designed to present a range of topics and views within the broad theme of the conference. Sessions included papers on bulk and thin film crystal growth experiments and modeling, high T sub c superconductors (uses and crystal growth), II-VI compounds, and crystal characterization. Twenty full length papers were presented in eight sessions, chaired by acknowledged experts in the session field. Each session chair gave an introduction to his session and fostered discussions following the presentations. Two papers included impressive videotape displays of the theory and practice of crystal growth that greatly enhanced the understanding of the subjects verbally presented. The format of the Gordon conference allows ample unstructured time for informal discussion of program and other related topics, and participants remarked on how much they enjoyed these active discussion periods to pursue points brought up in the 'formal' sessions. Students and newcomers to the crystal growth community gained much from interacting informally with experienced scientists and learning from them. One session devoted to short verbal presentations of posters, to introduce authors and topics to the audience, proved to be a very successful experiment. Poster viewing sessions followed later, when authors were able to discuss their work in more detail. (jhd)


Descriptors :   *THIN FILMS , *CRYSTAL GROWTH , *SUPERCONDUCTORS , GROUP II-VI COMPOUNDS , LEARNING , SYMPOSIA


Subject Categories : CRYSTALLOGRAPHY
      ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE