Saint Petersburg, Russia • 21–26, June 2010



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 Academic University — Nanotechnology Research and Education Centre of the RAS (St Petersburg Academic University), 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 aim of the 18th 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 Symposium will be held on board of a ship (June 21–26) departing from St Petersburg and traveling along the Neva into the Ladoga and Onega Lakes, visiting Petrozavodsk and Kizhi island (with Open-Air Museum includes 89 monuments of wooden architecture: old chapels and houses, windmills and granaries, threshing barns and racks for drying crops) and Mandrogi village (with its structures built according to the Russian fine traditions of wooden architecture).

The First plenary session will be held at the St Petersburg Academic University.

The end of June is the best season in the north-west of Russia when you can enjoy the beauty of famous "white nights".

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

Organizing Committee

M. Mizerov Chair (Submicron Heterostructures for Microelectronics, Research & Engineering Center RAS)
M. Baranov Vice-chair (St Petersburg Academic University)
V. Okrepilov (St Petersburg Scientific Center of the RAS)
A. Titov (Karelian Research Centre of the RAS)
V. Vdovitsyn (Karelian Research Centre of the RAS)
E. Mozgovoy (Foundation of Education and Science (Alferov's Foudation))
A. Egorov (St Petersburg Academic University)
N. Sibeldin (Lebedev Physical Institute of the RAS)
M. Sudenkova (St Petersburg Academic University)
A. Baranov (St Petersburg Academic University)
L. Grudnikova (Submicron Heterostructures for Microelectronics, Research & Engineering Center RAS)


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 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)
2009 M. Gaponenko (Stepanov Institute of Physics, NASB, Minsk, Belarus)

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.

Akihiko Yoshikawa
Chiba University, Japan
Asymmetric structure GaN/1ML-InN/InGaN/GaN QWs and its application for next generation high efficiency solar cells
Nicolas Grandjean
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
III-nitride based nanoelectronics and nanophotonics
Sergey Ivanov
Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg, Russia
Green lasers and laser converters based on II-VI nanoheterostructures
Vladimir Dubrovskii
St Petersburg Academic University, St Petersburg, Russia
Tuning the crystal structure of III-V nanowires
Eli Kapon
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Deterministic nanophotonic with ordered quantum wire and quantum dot systems
Alexander Zakgeim
Ioffe Institute, Submicron Heterostructures for Microelectronics, Research & Engineering Center RAS St Petersburg, Russia
New lighting technology based on RGB LEDs with smart control
Alexey Zhukov
St Petersburg Academic University, St Petersburg, Russia
Intentional modification of quantum dot properties for laser applications
James Harris
Stanford University, USA
Integrated near-infrared in-vivo biosensors
Igor Kukushkin
Institute of Solid State Physics RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia
Magneto-optical fingerprints of novel ground states in strongly correlated two-dimensional electron systems
Zakhary Krasil'nik
Institute for Physics of Microstructures RAS, N.Novgorod, Russia
SiGe-based nanostructures for LED and PD applications
Vladimir Ustinov
Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Branch of RAS, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Towards efficient spin injection in hybrid ferromagnet/semiconductor nanostructures
Raffaele Colombelli
Paris University, Orsay, France
THz photonic crystal lasers for controllable surface emission
Cibert Joel
Institut Neel-CNRS, Grenoble, France
Controlling magneto-transport in self-assembled (Ge,Mn) nanocolumns
Alfred Y. Cho
Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, NJ, USA
A nanotechnology called molecular beam epitaxy (MBE): its applications to humanity
Erik Stock
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Self-organized quantum dots for single photon emitters
Alexey Toropov
Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg, Russia
Site-selective plasmonic enhancement of emission in semiconductors
Vladimir Kulakovskii
Institute of Solid State Physics RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia
Excitonic polaritons in planar microcavities: polariton-polariton scattering and Bose condensation
Jonas Johansson
Lund University, Sweden
Crystalline properties and applications of III-V nanowires


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 are required to register on-line and fill in the Personal data form

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 the ship and back.


400 Euro

Accompanying person

200 Euro

For Russian citizens:

Payments are made in rubles. After you receive confirmation that your work is accepted you will be informed about the exact sum and payment procedure.

Accommodation and meals on board

Participant/Accompanying person

One-berth cabin

750 Euro per person

Participant/Accompanying person

Two-berth cabin

550 Euro per person

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


Registration fees and accommodation costs should be paid in Euro in advance by a bank transfer. To our great regret, no credit cards or cheques will be acceptable.

Bank details and relevant information:

Acc.: 0104432398
with VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG,
Frankfurt/Main, Germany (SWIFT code OWHBDEFF) for credit Sviaz-Bank,
St Petersburg Branch (SWIFT: SVIZRUMMSPB) in f/o
Foundation of education and science (Alferov's foundation),
Account 40703978700302000098

Please, make sure that you indicate in all payment documents the FULL NAME OF THE FOUNDATION, INCLUDING BRACKETS: Foundation of education and science (Alferov's foundation). Otherwise your payment will not reach destination.

Note: as details of payment please indicate: NANO2010, participant's surname and organization of participant's affiliation. All charges regarding the bank transfer (including the fee charged by an agency bank if there is one) are paid by participant.

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 April 12, 2010. After this date, no refund can been given.

Passport and Visa

A foreigner traveling to Russia should have a valid passport (expire date should be not earlier than 6 months after the date of visitor's departure from Russia) and an appropriate visa. To get a visa, a visitor has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate an official letter of invitation authorized by the Russian Ministry for Internal Affairs.

Each participant (and accompanying person) who needs a visa will timely get such a letter if he (she) sends a copy of the pages of a passport with photo (by e-mail as attached graphic file or by fax) and the following visa data: name of his/her organization and its full address, present position, the place of the birth (city), location (city) of the Russian Consulate to which he/she is going to apply for visa. We strongly advice to offer these data to the Organizing Committee by March 17, 2008, at the latest. Please, follow these recommendations and apply for a visa as soon as possible after receiving an original of the invitation to ensure that the visa is issued timely.


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

Social Programme

An official social programme (covered by the registration fee) consisting of Welcome Party and two excursions to Kizhi island (open-air Museum of Architecture) and Mandrogi village (with its structures built according to the Russian fine traditions of wooden architecture) will be arranged for participants and their accompanying persons. The Symposium banquet will be also arranged.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of pdf-files February 15, 2010
Notification of abstract acceptance March 10, 2010
Deadline for submission of accepted abstracts March 17, 2010
Deadline for personal data submission March 17, 2010
Deadline for advanced payment April 05, 2010
Deadline for payment refund April 12, 2010


Organizing Committee, Proceedings

Maria Sudenkova, Zhanna Sokolova
St Petersburg Academic University — Nanotechnology Research and Education Centre of the RAS
Khlopina Str. 8/3, St Petersburg 194021, Russia

Passport and Visa

Elena Petrova
Ioffe Institute, Polytekhnicheskaya 26, St Petersburg 194021, Russia

Payments (Registration fee, Accommodation)

Evgeny Mozgovoy
Foundation for Support of Education and Science (Alferov's Foudation))
Universitetskaya nab. 5, St Petersburg 199034, Russia