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18–20 September 2024 The 4th International Online Conference on Crystals


We cordially invite you to attend this event organized by the MDPI journal Crystals (ISSN: 2073-4352, Impact Factor: 2.7). It will take place virtually on 18–20 September 2024, Central European Summer Time, online.

Conference Chairs
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Toncelli, University of Pisa, Italy

The Topics of Interest
S1. Liquid Crystals
S2. Biomolecular Crystals
S3. Crystal Engineering
S4. Inorganic Crystalline Materials
S5. Organic Crystalline Materials
S6. Hybrid and Composite Crystalline Materials
S7. Materials for Energy Applications
S8. Crystalline Metals and Alloys

Important Dates
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 8th May 2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification: 25th June 2024
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: 28th June 2024
Deadline for Covering Author Registration: 1st August 2024

Guide for Authors
To submit your abstract, please click on the following link:
To register for the event, please click on the following link:
For details regarding Abstract Submission, Oral and Poster Presentation, and Publication Opportunities, you may refer to the “Instructions for Authors” section:

For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact

We look forward to seeing you at the 4th International Online Conference on Crystals (IOCC 2024).

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21–26 July 2024 29th International Liquid Crystal Conference

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Organizing Committee of the 29th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC2024) invites the worldwide community of liquid crystals to attend the ILCC2024, which will be held for the first time in South America, at the city of Rio de Janeiro–Brazil. This traditional forum will be dedicated to recent advances and perspectives in the field of liquid crystals.

The conference has been divided into six themes. Please submit your articles as soon as possible, indicating which theme best fits your submission.

A. Design, Synthesis and Characterization

  1. Organic and hybrid organic materials
  2. Ionic liquid crystals
  3. Nanostructured systems
  4. Electronic molecular materials
  5. Hydrogen-bonded systems
  6. Photosensitive liquid crystals
  7. Uniaxial and biaxial nematic liquid crystals

B. Macromolecular Liquid Crystals

  1. Polymers, elastomers and gels
  2. Photosensitive liquid crystals
  3. Nanostructured systems and nanocomposites
  4. Supramolecules
  5. Biological and bio-inspired liquid crystals
  6. Phase, structure and ordering

C. Ferroelectric materials

  1. Symmetry, chirality, polarity
  2. Ferroelectric nematic materials
  3. Chiral mesophases and spin selectivity
  4. Dielectric, ferroelectric and flexoelectric properties
  5. Chiral phonons
  6. Bent-core molecules

D. Novel Applications

  1. Functional materials for devices
  2. Displays, devices, optics and photonics
  3. Actuators and haptic devices
  4. Augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR)
  5. Functional plasmonic nanostructures
  6. Ferromagnetic liquid crystals
  7. Conductive liquid crystals
  8. Liquid crystal lasers and nonlinear optical devices

E. Liquid Crystals in Biology, Circular Economy, Sustainability

  1. Smart textiles, energy and environmental issues, sustainability, etc
  2. Self-assembly in nature, colloids and chromonics
  3. Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (F-GHGs) in LCD paFnel manufacturing
  4. Persistent, bioaccumulative and disposable Liquid Crystal Monomers (LCMs) into the environment
  5. Biological sensors – Organic electrochemical transistors, etc
  6. Lyotropic system and instrumentation

F. Mathematical Modeling, Symmetry and Topolgy

  1. Theory, simulation, and modeling
  2. Phases, structure, and ordering
  3. Frustrated phases and complex systems
  4. Dynamics and pattern formation
  5. Surfaces, confined systems, and alignment control
  6. Artificial Intelligence applied in liquid crystal science

ILCC 2024 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, in person only. Below are the important dates for registering and abstract submission.

  • Abstract submission—15 November 2023–15 Feburary 2024
  • Abstract acceptance notification deadline—20 March 2024
  • Deadline for early bird registration payment—10 April 2024
  • Deadline for regular registration payment—20 June 2024
  • Conference—21–26 July 2024

For more information about the procedure for submission, revision, and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section “Submission > Submission Guidelines” at

For more information about registration and payment categories, please refers to the section “Registration” at

For more information about Plenary Speakers, Tutorials and Preliminary Program please refers to the

We look forward to receiving your research papers and welcoming you to the 29th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC2024)!

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