Crystal growth: from fundamentals to applications (Tatyana B. Bekker) The course provides a comprehensive overview of crystal growth for students interested in broadening their perspective of the crystal growth field and learning about new materials and techniques. A wide range of crystal growth topic is covered, including historical background of the subject, fundamentals of crystal growth such as thermodynamics, kinetics and growth mechanisms of crystals grown from melt, solution and vapor; large scale bulk crystal growth to thin films and nanoscale dimensions; about macroscopic and atomistic transport processes in crystal growth including modeling, simulation and in-situ experiments. A wide range of materials treated in this course includes semiconductors, nonlinear optical crystals, metals, biominerals, organic crystals. Within the course scope some aspects of basic phase diagrams will be considered. The course also focuses on the experimental techniques of crystal growth. It discusses the major techniques categorized by solid–solid, liquid–solid, and vapor–solid equilibria and describes characterization techniques essential to measuring the quality of grown crystals.