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Bul. Chem. Comm. 43/2 2011

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The Second National Crystallographic Symposium (NCS'10) has been organized by the University of Sofia, Faculty of Chemistry with the support of the Earth and Man National Museum - Sofia, UNION project, Geological Institute - BAS, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry - BAS, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography - BAS as the second meeting of a set of national crystallographic symposia organized within the framework of the Bulgarian Crystallographic Association activities.

The 3-day event, held from 21st to 23th of October at the Earth and Man National Museum, Sofia, has gathered more than  100 participants from 6 countries. Focusing on "Structural techniques and their broad application", NCS'10 has addressed the state-of-the art of key application areas of diffraction techniques as well as the challenges for nanotechnology research and innovation to contribute to a sustainable development of the Bulgarian and European society. Moreover, the Forum has created a unique opportunity for researchers and industrial experts coming from diverse fields of science and technology to meet, discuss and co-operate.

A large number of colleagues of the European Area contributed to the success of NCS'10, with their suggestions, ideas and exchanges of views. Special thanks go to all of them for positively supporting this event of high strategic importance for the development of Bulgarian crystallographic community.

Thanks go also to the to all the high-level speakers, poster authors, participants and exhibitors, for their valuable contribution and active participation in making NCS'10 a unique event.

We would also like to express gratitude to the Bulgarian Chemical Communication journal and the Organizing Committee of the event for all their work, positive support and inspiring ideas.

We are looking forward to meet you at the NCS2011.

The organizers

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