large centers, which are particularly effective when the research target is well defined; (2) the establishment of programs funding smaller groups and individual researchers that emphasize the importance of the discovery and growth of crystalline materials; and (3) cultural aspects of the education, training, and engagement in crystal growing and research, especially in Japan. These factors together have accounted for a large part of the success in DGCM research in these countries.

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