International Symposium on Functional Semiconductor Nanosystems (FSNS2003)

@The International Symposium on Functional Semiconductor Nanosystems (FSNS2003) was held from 12 (Wed.) through 14 (Fri.) of November, 2003, at the NTT Atsugi R&D Center in collaboration with New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST).
@Ultra-small gnano-scaleh materials with semiconducting properties have been attracting a lot of attention for many years. Recently, the field has been largely advanced by coupling, interconnecting and integrating novel structures such as nanotubes, nanowires, and molecules, and by introducing new properties such as mechanics, elasticity and magnetism. These novel gnanosystemsh are expected to lead to new functionality that cannot be provided by conventional structures in semiconductor science and technology.
@The purpose of FSNS2003 was to provide an international forum dedicated to the latest progress related to these novel kinds of nanostructures. The symposium covered all aspects of fabrication and characterization of semiconductor nanosystems - including growth and processing, and optical, electrical, elastic, structural, and mechanical properties - and their applications and dealt with all kinds of semiconductors, carbon nanotubes, and organic materials. Papers were solicited on a wide variety of topics.
@The opening and welcoming remarks were given by Dr. Hideki Takayanagi, Director of NTT Basic Research Laboratories. On the second day, in his plenary talk, Prof. von Klitsing, Max-Planck Institute, reviewed about the distinctive features of the quantum transport that occurs in two-dimensional systems of high mobility electrons under microwave radiation. There were 27 oral presentations, including 17 invited talks, and 43 poster presentations. Totally, there were 71 presentations, which were categorized into three areas: transport and mechanical properties in nanostructures, advancement in the research of the carbon nanotube, and self-organization of nanostrucutres and their characterization.
@The participants were totally 164 people. All participants thoroughly enjoyed the high-quality presentations and discussions. They especially enjoyed the opportunity to talk with researchers from different areas, which certainly led to many valuable suggestions and insights. By organizing these interdisciplinary areas under the banner gsemiconductor nanosystemsh and hosting conference like FSNS, we hope to advance the discussion of nano-science and thereby accelerate the development of nanotechnology.



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