Minsk, Belarus 22–26, June 2009



in association with




The annual International Symposium on Nanostructures is chaired by two Nobel Prize laureates — Professor Zh. Alferov and Professor L. Esaki, and traditionally organized by Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of RAS and St Petersburg Physics and Technology Centre for Research and Education RAS, which are pioneering in many directions of this impetuously developing area. The Symposium was launched in 1993 by its Co-Chairs. It was one of the first in the area, which has become one of the leading in the modern physics and technology.

The 17th Symposium will be organized together with the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics. The aim of this Symposium is to focus on the newest achievements in physics, technology and applications of solid state nanostructures and bring together various groups working actively in these very important directions all over the world. The Symposium scientific program will cover a wide spectrum of physical phenomena, both basic and applied, and technological aspects related to nanostructures.

Location and Date

The forthcoming Symposium will be held in Minsk from 22 to 26 June 2009. Symposium venue is the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Institute of Physics NASB located in the center of Minsk.

Minsk is a capital of the Republic of Belarus, its largest administrative, cultural and scientific center with the population about 2 million people. Geographically Minsk is situated in the heart of the country. Minsk is a city with an ancient history. It was first mentioned in the chronicles in 1067. Minsk has developed industrial, scientific, transport, management and finance infrastructure. The city's core industries are machine-building, electronics, textile, construction and food industries. 300 enterprises operate in the city. Minsk is an important center of science and technology. There work 164 scientific-research institutions, including the National Academy of Sciences, and 34 higher educational institutions. It's a clean, safe city with many tourist attractions.

Symposium Committees

International Advisory Committee

G. Abstreiter (Germany) E. Gornik (Austria)
Zh. Alferov (Russia) Yu. Gulyaev (Russia)
Y. Arakawa (Japan) N. Holonyak. Jr. (USA)
A. Aseev (Russia) L. Keldysh (Russia)
G. Bastard (France) G. Landwehr (Germany)
D. Bimberg (Germany) J. Merz (USA)
L. Eaves (United Kingdom) M. Shur (USA)
L. Esaki (Japan) M. Skolnick (United Kingdom)
S. Gaponov (Russia) R. Suris (Russia)

International Programme Committee

R. Suris Chair (Russia) M. Kupriyanov (Russia)
V. Evtikhiev Secretary (Russia) X. Marie (France)
A. Andronov (Russia) I. Merkulov (Russia)
N. Bert (Russia) V. Panov (Russia)
C. Chang-Hasnain (USA) O. Pchelyakov (Russia)
A. Chaplik (Russia) E. Poltoratskii (Russia)
V. Dneprovskii (Russia) H. Sakaki (Japan)
V. Dubrovskii (Russia) N. Sibeldin (Russia)
A. Gippius (Russia) M. Stutzmann (Germany)
S. Gurevich (Russia) V. Timofeev (Russia)
S. Ivanov (Russia) P. Vitiaz (Belarus)
V. Kabanov (Belarus) V. Volkov (Russia)
P. Kop'ev (Russia) L. Vorobjev (Russia)
Z. Krasil'nik (Russia) V. Ustinov (Russia)
V. Kulakovskii (Russia)

Organizing Committee

V. Kabanov Chair (Institute of Physics, NASB)
V. Mashko Vice-Chair (Institute of Physics, NASB)
A. Ponyavina Secretary (Institute of Physics, NASB)
A. Chumakov (Institute of Physics, NASB)
V. Dubrovskii (St Petersburg Physics and Technology Centre
for Research and Education, RAS)
I. Filatova (Institute of Physics, NASB)
S. Gaponenko (Institute of Physics, NASB)
A. Isaevich (Institute of Physics, NASB)
V. Komarov (Institute of Physics, NASB)
M. Kulagina (Institute of Physics, NASB)
N. Malashenok (Institute of Physics, NASB)
G. Malashkevich (Institute of Physics, NASB)
M. Mizerov (Scientific Engineering Center for Microelectronics at the Ioffe Institute)
N. Mukhurov (Institute of Physics, NASB)
V. Plavskii (Institute of Physics, NASB)
R. Shulyakovskii (Institute of Physics, NASB)
N. Sibeldin (Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS)
N. Tarasenko (Institute of Physics, NASB)
V. Zayats (Branch of Physical Sciences of the RAS)

Award Committee


All contributions should be presented in English that is the official language of the Symposium. No simultaneous translation services will be provided.

Main Topics

The symposium programme will cover different aspects of semiconductor nanostructure research. We are seeking for contributions in the following list of topics:

  • Technology of Nanostructures: Growth, Self-Organization and Nanopatterning
  • Atomic-scale Characterization of Nanostructures
  • Electrical and Optical Properties of Nanostructures (including Spin-related Phenomena, Many Particle Effects, Infrared and THz Phenomena)
  • Nanostructure Device Applications in Opto-Ultrafast Electronics and Computing
  • Nanophotonics, Microcavity and Photonic Crystals: Properties, Characterization and Applications
  • Emerging Materials in Nanostrucutures (including Wide-bandgap Semiconductors, Oxides, Ferromagnetics, Carbon-based, Polymer and Biomaterials)
  • Nanostructures and Life Sciences
  • Metamaterials

Contributions on other subjects related to nanostructures are also encouraged.

Symposium Format

The Symposium programme will comprise invited talks and contributed papers. The latter should be earlier unpublished works that either have been completed or are at their final stages. All contributions will be reviewed for technical merit and content by the International Programme Committee on the basis of the extended abstracts submitted by the authors. Main criteria for paper acceptance are originality, significance of presented results, quality and completeness of the abstracts. The accepted papers will be assigned to either oral or poster presentation at the discretion of the International Programme Committee.

Plenary, invited and contributed talks will be presented in a single-session format at opening, closing and regular oral sessions. There will be a few poster sessions.

Oral presentations will conform to a 40-minute, 30-minute and 20-minute format (including 5 minutes for discussions) for plenary, invited and contributed talks, respectively.

Each poster presenter will be provided with a 1x1 m2 board.

Young Scientist Award

Symposium Programme Committee established a special award to honour a young scientist who will present at the Symposium the best paper in the field of solid state nanostructures. The award consists of a diploma and a $1,000 reward.

The recipients of this Award are:

1999 A. Kovsh (Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg, Russia)
2000 Th. Gruber (Würzburg University, Würzburg, Germany)
2001 I. Shorubalko (Lund University, Lund, Sweden)
2002 S. Kennedy (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)
2003 S. Tarasenko (Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg, Russia)
2004 I. Dmitriev (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany)
2005 M. Kuntz (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
2006 D. Sizov (Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg, Russia)
2007 S. Sassine (GHMFL, CNRS, France)
2008 Yu. Yukecheva (Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia)

The awardee will be selected by the Award Committee from the Symposium participants nominated by the Programme Committee. The Chair of the Award Committee will announce the winner at the Award Ceremony scheduled for the last day of the Symposium.

Selection Criteria and Conditions of Entry

The competition will be opened to scientists under the age of thirty-five from all over the world. In case of many authors’ papers the principal author will be considered as an applicant for the award on behalf of others.

In addition to an extended abstract an applicant should also submit a separate sheet with complete information about the applicant: name; birthday; Ph.D. degree, if any; postal address; e-mail and fax number, to the Organizing Committee.

The main selection criterion will be the best demonstration of scientific achievements in the field of physics and technology of solid state nanostructures.

Invited Speakers

A number of distinguished scientists from all over the world have been invited to present talks on recent progress in various key areas of nanostructure physics and technology. While the invitation process is still in progress, a list of speakers who have accepted the invitation will be timely updated.

Yasuhiko Arakawa
Tokyo University, Japan
Light-matter interaction with quantum dots in 2D/3D photonic crystal nanocavity
Levon Asryan
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Theory of high performance tunneling-injection quantum dot lasers
Dieter Bimberg and Nikolai Ledentsov
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Nano-VCSELs for the terabus
Nikolay Gippius
LASMEA, CNRS, University Blaise Pascal, France
Plasmon resonances in photonic crystal slabs
Valery Zwiller
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Holland
Optically bright quantum dots in single nanowires
Philippe Pareige
Rouen University, France
Atomic scale analyses of nanostructures for a better understanding of their properties
Taiichi Otsuji
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Emission of terahertz radiation from two-dimensional electron systems in semiconductor nano-heterostructures
Frank Glas
Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France
Phase formation and phase transitions in nanowires of III–V compounds
Tobias Korn
University Regensburg, Germany
Long-lived hole spin dynamics in two-dimensional hole gases at sub-Kelvin temperatures
Sergey Gaponenko
Stepanov Institute of Physics, NASB, Minsk, Belarus
Light-matter interaction in metal-dielectric nanostructures
Sergey Maksimenko, Grigorii Slepyan
Institute for Nuclear Problems, Belarus State University, Minsk, Belarus
Electromagnetic effects in carbon nanotubes: modelling and device applications
Dmitriy Krizhanovskii
University of Sheffield, UK
Nonequilibrium and equilibrium features of polariton BEC: Similarity with optical parametric oscillator (OPO)
Piotr Vitiaz
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
Nanomaterials for sensor and optoelectronics engineering
Vladimir Kabanov
Stepanov Institute of Physics, NASB, Minsk, Belarus
Physics of microcavity: Nonlinear-optical properties
Alexander Gorbatsevich
St Petersburg Physics and Technology Centre for Research and Education of the RAS, St Petersburg, Russia
Ordered states engineering in nanostructures
Viacheslav Muravev
Institute of Solid State Physics RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia
Plasmonics: science and terahertz applications
Andrey Fraerman
Institute for Physics of Microstructures RAS, Nizhni Novgorod, Russia
Diode and "topological" Hall effects in magnetic nanostructures
Vladimir Dneprovskii
Physics Faculty of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Self-action of laser beam at resonant excitation of the basic exciton transition in colloidal quantum dots


The Symposium Proceedings, containing extended abstracts of invited and contributed papers, will be traditionally published by the beginning of the Symposium. The Proceedings will be composed from authors’ electronic files without any scientific or language editing. Only minor corrections may be done during the composition.

Before the publication, the copyright must be transferred to the Organizing Committee. Copyright transfer will take the effect from the date on which the author is notified of the inclusion of his (her) contribution in the Symposium Programme.

Authors are requested to submit in due time a completed Assignment of Copyright Form in hard copy. In the case of multi-author papers, only one of the authors needs to sign the form. This signature assumes that all the authors have agreed to transfer the Copyright.


Participants should register preliminarily by sending a filled-in Registration Form. The form may be sent in the online mode.

Registration Fee

The registration fees include a Proceedings copy, a welcome reception, excursions, coffee refreshments during the technical sessions, meeting at the airport and transportation to a hotel and back while accommodation and meals are not included into fees.


450 Euro


250 Euro

Accompanying person

 120 Euro

* Students registrations should be accompanied by an appropriate letter from the supervisor confirming the student status.


Symposium participants are kindly advised to make a choice between comfortable hotels Planeta***, Yubileinaya***, Belarus***, where room charges range from 50 EURO to 100 EURO per night with breakfast included. The international class hotel Minsk**** may be also recommended (room charges from 90 EURO per night, breakfast is included).

All hotels are situated in the central part of Minsk. Room reservation may be made on-line or by the Organizing Committee according to personal applications of the participants. Please, contact the Organizing Committee on this point via e-mail as soon as possible. Also note that your trip will be more convenient if you book your return ticket in advance.


Registration fee should be paid in Euro in advance by a bank transfer.

Bank details and relevant information.

Beneficiary: Institute of Physics of NAS of Belarus
220072 Minsk, Republic of Belarus,
Nezavisimosty avenue, 68

Beneficiary Bank: Joint Stock Company "Savings Bank "Belarusbank"
Branch 529 "Belsviaz" Belarusbank
Bank code: MFO 153001720
Account No.: 3632928060024

Correspondent Bank:
Account number 69 105 548

Cancellation and Refund

If you have already registered and find that you are not able to come, you must notify the Organizing Committee in writing of your request for cancellation and refund. Refunds will be made upon receipt of a written notice, with 50 Euro service charge, if received by June 10, 2009. After this date, no refund can been given.

Passport and Visa

If you are required an entry visa to Belarus (please, check this at the web-site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus:, the Organizing Committee will send you required official letters for your further personal application to the Belarus Consulate in your country. The entire procedure of getting the visa consists in three simple steps listed below:

  1. Along with the letter about the accepting of your paper(s) for the conference programme you will receive a simple Visa Questionnaire (your full name, birth date and place, citizenship, working address and position, number of your foreign passport and its expiration date, planned dates of your visit to Belarus). Please, fill this form in and return to the Organizing Committee (via e-mail).
  2. Upon receiving your filled in Visa Questionnaire the Organizing Committee will prepare and send you two letters: official invitation to visit Belarus (in English) and an official request to the Belarus Consulate in your country to issue a short business single-entry visa (in Russian).
  3. You need to download visa application, fill it in and along with two above mentioned official letters, photos, and your foreign passport apply for a visa to the Belarus Consulate in your country. Belarusian visa is issued in 5 working days; there is also a possibility to get it urgently (during 48 hours) by paying double fee. Normal fee for Belarusian business single-entry visa can vary from 40 to 80 USD (depending on the agreement between the countries). Visas for children under 16 are issued free of charge, in this case visa processing fee can be levied by certain Belarusian embassies or consulates.

For further detailed information about visa requirements, Belarus consulates, their addresses, etc. see an official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

Dear participants of the conference, if you plan to go to Belarus through the territory of Russia, please, make sure that you receive your Belarusian visa in the consulate of your country. You cannot get from Russia to Belarus without Belarusian visa, and it is impossible to receive it in Russia.


The average temperature in June is about 20 °C above zero. The rain is possible.

Social Programme

For participants and their accompanying persons an official social program (covered by the registration fee) consisting of Welcome Party and excursion will be organized. The Symposium banquet (optional) will be also arranged. A modest social program for accompanying persons will be provided on their request. The excursion to the International Nanotechnology Exhibition NT BEL 2009 will be also proposed.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of pdf-files March 1, 2009
Notification of abstract acceptance March 25, 2009
Deadline for submission of accepted abstracts April 1, 2009
Deadline for personal data submission April 1
Deadline for advanced payment May 20, 2009
Deadline for payment refund June 10, 2009

International Nanotechnology Exhibition "NT BEL 2009"

The Exhibition Company Belinterexpo of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry organizes the International Specialized Nanotechnology Exhibition NT BEL 2009 that will be held for June, 23–25, 2009.


Passport, Visa, Accommodation and Payment

Alina Ponyavina,
Organizing Committee Secretary,
Institute of Physics NASB, 68 Nezavisimosty avenue, Minsk 220072, Belarus
Phone: + 375 (17) 284-0450


Zhanna Sokolova, Maria Sudenkova,
St Petersburg Physics and Technology Centre for Research and Education of the RAS
8, bld. 3 Khlopina, St Petersburg 194021, Russia,