International Symposium on Surface Science and Nanotechnology

Organiser: The Surface Science Society of Japan (SSSJ)
Location: International Conference Center, Waseda University, Tokyo
Start Date: 9 November 2008
Close Date : 13 November 2008
Description: ISSS-5 is the 5th in a series of international symposia organized by The Surface Science Society of Japan every three years. This symposium highlights the recent achievements in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology based on the surface-science techniques. Major topics include theory and dynamics, fabrication and application of nano-structures and nano-materials, novel characterization methods, and chemical and biological applications. Interdisciplinary studies and discussion on the future directions of the fields are strongly encouraged.

Contact: Takashi Tanii
Phone : +81 3 52863380

Plenary Lectures
Patrick Soukiassian (Univ. de Paris-Sud/Orsay)
Engineering and Understanding Surface, Interfaces and Nanostructures Properties at the Atomic Scale
Yasuhiro Iwasawa (Univ. of Tokyo)
In-situ Surface Science of Dynamic Catalysis: Active Organized Structure and Reaction Genesis at Surfaces
Wolfgang Knoll (Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research)
Interfacial Architectures for Bio-Sensing

Invited Speakers

Theory, structure and dynamics
– (A) Theoretical approaches to surface/interface- and nano-structures and properties

Mads Brandbyge (Tech. Univ. of Denmark)
Theoretical studies of electron transport in nano-scale systems
Alessandro De Vita (King’s College London)
Modelling the self-assembly of supported supramolecular nanostructures

Mineo Saito (Kanazawa Univ.)
Half-metallicity of Carrier-doped Armchair Graphene Nanoribbon

– (B) Surface structures: atomic and electronic structures, and surface vibrations
Ulrich Heiz (Tech. Univ. of Munich)
Size-dependent chemistry of supported clusters
Natarajan Chandrasekhar (Nat’l Univ. of Singapore)
BEEM – probing technologically important interfaces with nanometer spatial resolution
Kota Tomatsu (Univ. of Tokyo)
Scattering potentials of Si and Sn atoms embedded into Ge (001)
studied by STM and ab-initio calculations
– (C) Surface Dynamics: adsorption, desorption, reaction, and diffusion
Andrew Hodgson (Liverpool Univ.)
The Structure and Reactions of Water and OH at Metal Surfaces
Hiroshi Morikawa (Kyoto Univ.)
Tunneling dynamics of single-molecule tautomerization
Fabrication and physical properties
– (D) Atomic-scale controlled surfaces/interfaces, and self-organized nanostructures
Sebastian Loth (Andreas Heinrich) (IBM)
Quantum magnetism and spin coupling at the atomic scale
Richard Berndt (Univ. of Kiel)
Conductance of controlled single atom and single molecule contacts
– (E) Nano-materials: nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles, and nanodots
Chuan Liang Feng (Max Plank Inst.)
Quantum-Dot/Dendrimer Based Functional Nanotubes for Sensitive Detection
of DNA Hybridization
Kenji Hata (AIST, Japan)
Super-Growth CVD for Mass production of Carbon nanotubes and its applications
Nan Wang (Univ. of Cambridge)
Direct measurement of charge transport through single conducting polymer molecule
wired into gaps in single walled carbon nanotubes
Takami Muto (Tohoku Univ.)
The Formation Mechanism of Aluminum Nanodots by Inhomogeneous Anodization
as a Self-Alignment Technique for a Room-Temperature Operating Single-Electron Transistor
– (F) Fabrication processes: epitaxy, deposition, etching, cleaning, thin-film growth
Masaharu Oshima (Univ. of Tokyo)
In-situ photoelectron spectroscopy and photoemission electron microscopy
for local electronic and magnetic structures of transition metal oxide thin films
Kenji Shiraishi (Univ. of Tsukuba)
What happens at nano-scale interfaces?
Wei-Chuan Fang (Industrial Tech. Research Inst., Taiwan)
Low-Temperature Synthesis and Characterization of ITO Thin Films
– (G) Device application of metal, ceramics, organic, and hybrid films
Masakazu Nakamura (Chiba Univ.)
Limiting Factors of Carrier Transport in Organic TFTs with Polycrystalline Active Layer
Characterization methods
– (H) Characterization of novel surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures
Michel A. Van Hove (City Univ. of Hong Kong)
Nanostructure from Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Low-Energy Electron Diffraction
Shirley Chiang (Univ. of California-Davis)
High Resolution Surface Microscopy of Nucleation, Growth, and Phase Transitions
Taku Suzuki (NIMS, Japan)
Element selective spin state analysis at surfaces and interfaces by spin-polarized ion scattering
– (I) Tools and standards for micro/nano-analysis
Thomas Schmidt (Univ. Würzburg)
SMART: using an aberration corrected photoemission electron microscope as a nano-analytic tool
Hiroshi Daimon (NAIST, Japan)
Two-dimensional photoelectron spectroscopy by a conventional and newly-developed display analyzer
– (J) Scanning probe microscopy
Hirofumi Yamada (Kyoto Univ.)
Subnanometer-resolution Imaging of Biomolecules and Hydration Force Measurements
by Frequency Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy
Holger Schönherr (Univ. of Twente)
Two-dimensional photoelectron spectroscopy by a conventional and newly-developed display analyzer
Surface chemistry
– (K) Colloid chemistry and soft materials: supramolecules, macromolecules, and liquid crystal
Satomi Onishi (Univ. of South Australia)
Friction and capillary forces at the nanometer scale
Masatsugu Shimomura (Tohoku Univ.)
A Novel Nano Bio-interface Prepared by Self-organization
– (L) Electrochemistry, photochemistry and catalysis
Charles T. Campbell (Univ. of Washington)
Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Elementary Steps in Catalysis
– (M) Self-assembly and self-organization for nanostructure formation, and characterization
Atsushi Takahara (Kyushu Univ.)
Molecular Design and Characterization of Soft Interfaces
Li-Jun Wan (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Surface Molecular Engineering: From Single Molecule to Self-assembly
Biological applications of surface science and nanotechnology
– (N) Nanobio-process, biosurfaces and biointerfaces
Robert Hamers (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison)
Ultra-stable Molecular and Biomolecular Interfaces via Covalent Grafting
– (O) Bio-diagnostics, bioassays and biosensors
Andreas Offenhäusser (Research Center Jülich)
Connecting DNA, Protein and Neurons with Electronics
Hiroshi Kawarada (Waseda Univ.)
Mechanism of DNA and RNA sensing by diamond surface channel devices


~ by vascoteixeira on October 4, 2008.

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