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Continuing the series of previous symposia organized by the members of the TC 7 of the International Commission on Glass (ICG) in:

  • Nagaoka, Japan 2015 (T. Komatsu, A. Sakamoto)
  • Goslar, Germany 2012 (J. Deubener)
  • Iguaçu Falls, Brazil 2009 (E.D. Zanotto)
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming U.S.A. 2006 (M.Davis)
  • Sheffield, England 2003 (P.F. James)
  • Vaduz, Liechtenstein 2000 (W. Höland)
  • Florianopólis, Brazil 1996 (E.D. Zanotto)

The "12th Int. Symposium on Crystallization in Glasses and Liquids" will present a comprehensive single-track session of cutting-edge research from leading scientists and technologists from academia and industry.

The program will provide attendees an unmatched insight into the state-of-the-art in crystallization research from fundamental aspects to innovative glass-ceramic products.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fundamental approaches to nucleation and crystal growth in glasses and liquids (the interplay of theory, modeling and experiment)
  • Experimental studies (compositional and structural influences)
  • Advanced methods, techniques and characterization tools (in-situ, real time)
  • Role of nucleation agents (halogens, rare-earth and transition-metal oxides, noble metals)
  • Properties of glass-ceramics (thermal, mechanical, electrical, optical, chemical)
  • Microstructure/property relationships in glass-ceramics (strength, transparency, chemical resistance)
  • Novel processing techniques (spray melting, laser sintering, sol-gel, field-induced nucleation)
  • Commercial and new glass-ceramic applications (appliances, armor, bio-medical, dental, optical, seals)
  • Crystallization phenomena in related materials (metallic glasses, polymer glasses, natural glasses)
  • Other topics related to crystallization
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  • All abstracts must be in English
  • Submitted abstract should be original
  • Abstracts must be submitted as Word DOC or DOCX formats
  • The files must be prepared using the Abstract Template

Send it directly to the Conference secretary by e-mail ( Do not hesitate to contact the congress secretariat in case of any difficulties.

IMPORTANT: Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (JNCS). Papers must be submitted via the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) to the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. When submitting their papers, authors must select “SI: NOC_Crystallization 2017” as the article type. Submission deadline is 1st October 2017. All papers should be submitted before this date and thereafter the option to submit online via the submission system (EES) will be closed. Acceptance deadline: 1st February 2018: All manuscripts must be peer reviewed and final decisions (accept or reject) made by this date. Do not lose this opportunity.

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Abstract submission: February 15th, 2017 / Deadline extension: March 10th, 2017
Acceptance notification: April 15th, 2017
Early registration: June 15th, 2017
Timeline paper submission to JNCS: October 1th, 2017