Aims of the BACG

As laid down in the BACG constitution, the Association shall:

Facilitate communication

"encourage scientific and technological communication and discussion of the theory and practice of the growth of crystals, industrial bulk crystallisation and the appraisal of crystals"

Include all interests

"include in its field of interest all types of inorganic and organic crystalline materials including metals, ceramics, inorganic and organic compounds, polymers and electronic-device materials"

Bridge Disciplines

"be interdisciplinary in character, and represent crystal growth activities in industry, research laboratories and establishments of higher education in the United Kingdom"


"undertake an educational role within its field of interest"

Read all about our first 40-year history (downloadable PDF)

BACG History