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2017 - Overview article in "Badische Zeitung" (local media) concerning the importance of crystal growth

By reason of the huge public interest in the framework of the GSCCG-5 in Freiburg the Badische Zeitung published an article special to the importance of crystal growth as an scientig research area and its importance in the region of Freiburg.

To the article (german)



2017 - 5th German-Swiss Conference on Crystal Growth

On 8.-10.3.2017 the GSCCG-5 took place in Freiburg. This year, the most important national conference of crystal growers was held together with the swiss association of crystal growth. The conference was organized by Dr. Tina Sorgenfrei (Crystallography, U Freiburg), Dr. Stephan Riepe (Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg) and Dr. Enrico Giannini (Université de Genève).



2016 - Highlight am Synchrotron Diamond, Didcot, UK:

Measuring warped microchips


(copyright Dublin-Durham-Freiburg team)


2016 - Highlight at the European Synchrotron ESRF, Grenoble, France:


Real-time X-ray imaging of silicon wafer fracture


2016 - TEXUS 53-Sounding Rocket Mission in Kiruna, Sweden

At 23.1.2016 an unmanned ballistic rocket named TEXUS 53 launched from Esrange in Kiruna, Sweden with an experiment of the project ParSiWal 2 onboard.

Press release of Fraunhofer IISB (german)

Press release of OHB (german)

YouTube-Video of TEXUS 53-launch



2014 - The Crystallography in Freiburg is 50!

On the occasion of the 50th birthday of the Crystllography in Freiburg a scientific colloquium was held on  31.10.-1.11.2014.

More detailed information to the colloquium can be found here.