ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The conference is the logical continuation of the series of symposiums "Nucleation theory and applications", organized in the period 1997-2016 each year jointly by colleagues from the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Prof. Vyatcheslav B. Priezzhev, Dubna, Russia) and the Institute of Physics of the University of Rostock (Prof. Juern W.P. Schmelzer, Rostock, Germany), and of the conference "Nucleation and non-linear problems in first-order phase transitions”, organized in 1998 and 2002 by the Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering (Prof. Sergey A. Kukushkin, St. Peterburg, Russia). The conference is dedicated to the memory of our teacher and friend V.V. Slyozov.
The main objectives of the conference are:
To bring together specialists in the field of theory and practice of nucleation and growth of crystals and thin films in order to discuss the latest achievements and the results obtained by their scientific groups
To establish and/or tighten direct co-operation links between leading scientists and scientific groups to anticipate joint working on themes and common projects
To elicit new promising theoretical and practical approaches able to describe, in particular, the growth of wide-bandgap semiconductors (SiC, GaN, AlN, Ga2O3, etc.), which are the most frequently employed presently in technological applications