NANOSTRUCTURES: PHYSICS and TECHNOLOGY
Ekaterinburg, Russia • June 20–25, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS

Organizers

in association with

Co-Chairs

Sponsors

Foreword

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 forthcoming Symposium will be organized together with the Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the RAS in Ekaterinburg.

The 19th Symposium focuses on the newest achievements in physics, technology and applications of solid state and life nanostructures, and it aims at bringing together various scientific groups actively working in these very important directions. The Symposium scientific program will cover a wide spectrum of physical phenomena, both basic and applied, as well as the technological aspects related to nanostructures.

Location and Date

The Symposium will be held from June 20 to June 25, 2011 in the picturesque outskirts of Ekaterinburg at the Lenevka sanatorium which is located in the heart of the Middle Urals, on the bank of Lenevskii Lake, 115 km from the city of Ekaterinburg, and 35 km from the city of Nizhny Tagil. The Opening plenary session will be held at the Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the RAS in Ekaterinburg.

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)
V.V. Ustinov (Russia)

International Program 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)
M. Dubina (Russia) H. Sakaki (Japan)
V. Dubrovskii (Russia) N. Sibeldin (Russia)
A. Egorov (Russia) M. Stutzmann (Germany)
A. Gippius (Russia) V. Timofeev (Russia)
A. Gorbatsevich (Russia) V. Volkov (Russia)
S. Gurevich (Russia) L. Vorobjev (Russia)
S. Ivanov (Russia) V. M. Ustinov (Russia)
P. Kop'ev (Russia) A. Zhukov (Russia)
Z. Krasil'nik (Russia)

Organizing Committee

V.V. Ustinov Chair (Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the RAS)
A. Rinkevich Vice-chair (Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the RAS)
A. Nosov Secretary (Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the RAS)
V. Dubrovskii (St Petersburg Academic University)
T. Krinitsina (Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the RAS)
M. Mizerov (Submicron Heterostructures for Microelectronics, Research & Engineering Center)
E. Mozgovoy (Foundation of Education and Science (Alferov's Foundation))
V. Okulov (Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the RAS)
N. Sibeldin (Lebedev Physical Institute of the RAS)
Ya. Smorodinsky (Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the RAS)
M. Sudenkova (St Petersburg Academic University)
T. Surkova (Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the RAS)

Language

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 program 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 program 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 Program 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 Program 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 Program 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)
2010 A. Kretinin (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

The award will be selected by the Award Committee from the Symposium participants nominated by the Program 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 the case of many authors' papers the principal author will be considered as an applicant for the award on behalf of others.

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.

Maurice Skolnick
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Ultrafast optical control of excitons and spins in single semiconductor quantum dots
Dmitry Krizhanovskii
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Polarisation bistability and bright polariton solitons in strongly coupled semiconductor microcavities
Henri Mariette
Institut Néel/CEA-CNRS group, Grenoble, France
I-VI nanostructures, with type-II band alignment, for photovoltaic
Andrey Tsatsulnikov
Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg, Russia
GaN-based monolithic white LEDs
Mikhail Portnoi
University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
Carbon nanotubes and graphene as terahertz emitters and detectors
Vladimir Ustinov
Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Branch of RAS, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Metal nanospintronics
Dmitry Khokhlov
Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Sensitive detectors of terahertz radiation based on Pb1-xSnxTe(In)
Gilles Gaudin
SPINTEC (CNRS/CEA), Grenoble, France
Rashba Spin-Orbit torques in ferromagnetic thin films
Anatoly Rinkevich
Institute of Metal Physics, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Electrodynamics of magnetophotonic crystals: opal-matrix with metallic and ferrite nanoparticles embedded
Bretislav Heinrich
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Spin dynamics at Fe/semiconductor interfaces and spin transport studies using spin pumping in magnetic heterostructures
Mikhail Dubina
St Petersburg Academic University, St Petersburg, Russia
Nanotechnology trends in medicine
Victor Prinz
Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch of RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
New electromagnetic metamaterials based on precise metal-semiconductor shells
Nikita Gordeev
Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg, Russia
Spectral and spatial selection of transverse modes in edge-emitting lasers
Yury Dobrovolskii
Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics RAS, Moscow Region, Russia
Electrocatalytic properties of Pt nanostructures

Proceedings

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 Program.

Authors are requested to submit in due time a completed hard copy of the Assignment of Copyright Form. In 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.

Registration

Participants will need to register on-line and fill in the Personal data form.

Registration Fee

The registration fee includes a Proceedings copy, a welcome reception, Symposium banquet, excursions, coffee breaks during the technical sessions, meeting at the airport and transportation to the Symposium place and back. All charges regarding the bank transfer (including the fee charged by an agency bank if there is one) are paid by participant.

Participant

450 Euro

Accompanying person

200 Euro

For Russian citizens:

Payments must be made in Russian rubles according to the existing national financial regulations. The detailed information about the payment procedure will be sent to the authors of the accepted abstracts.

Accommodation and Meals

Type of apartment

Number of beds

Preliminary price*, Euro

First class

1

from 70

First class

2

from 50

Studio

1

from 130

Studio

2

from 80

1 room apartment

1

from 60

2 room apartment

2

from 55

3 room apartment

3

from 50

* Per night per one person.

The payment for accommodation, lunch and dinner (about 15 Euro per day) must be paid by the participant upon arrival at the sanatorium Lenevka. In the territory of the sanatorium Lenevka the following additional services are available: water park, café, herbal tea room, library, billiard room, gym, Finnish and Russian saunas. These services are not covered by the Symposium Fee.

Payments

Registration fee

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

Payment by bank transfer can be made using the following information.

Subject of paymentNEW

Registration fee for participation of A.Yourfamilyname in the 19 International Symposium
"Nanostructures: Physics and Technology", June 20-25, 2011, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

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Since payment procedure can take some time, please bring with you at the Symposium all payment-related documents for confirmation.

Accommodation payments

The payment for accommodation, lunch and dinner must be paid by the participant upon arrival at the sanatorium Lenevka.

Cancellation and Refund

If you have already registered and due to some reason you are not able to come, you must notify the Organizing Committee by writing a request for cancellation and refund. Refunds will be made upon receipt of a written notice, with 50 Euro service charge, if received by April 17, 2011. 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 one should submit an official Visa Invitation Letter authorized by the Russian Federal Migration Service to the Russian Embassy or Consulate.

Each participant (and accompanying person) who needs a visa will get such a Letter if he (she) sends by e-mail a copy of passport pages with photo as attached graphic file and the data, required for the Letter. The detailed information will be posted later on the web-site. We strongly advise to present these data to the Organizing Committee no later than March 1, 2011 in order to obtain Visa to Russia in a timely fashion. Please, follow the recommendations of the Organizing Committee and apply for Visa as soon as possible after receiving the original of the invitation.

Weather

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

Social Program

The official social program (covered by the registration fee) for the Symposium participants and accompanying persons will include: welcome party, conference dinner and excursion to the 18th century "leaning" tower in the city of Nevyansk.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of pdf-files February 6, 2011
Notification of abstract acceptance February 24, 2011
Deadline for personal data submission for visa applications March 1, 2011
Deadline for submission of accepted abstracts March 14, 2011
Deadline for advanced payment April 05, 2011
Deadline for payment refund April 17, 2011
Symposium opening ceremony June 20, 2011

Correspondence

Proceedings

Maria Sudenkova
St Petersburg Academic University

Payments (Registration fee)

Konstantin Mikhalev
Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the RAS

Passport and Visa

Tatyana Charikova
Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the RAS

Accommodation in Ekaterinburg:

Alexander Nosov
Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the RAS

Accommodation in Lenevka:

Tatiana Surkova
Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the RAS