International Symposium on Nanoscale Transport and Technology (ISNTT2009)


 The International Symposium on Nanoscale Transport and Technology (ISNTT2009) was held from January 20 to 23, 2009, at the NTT Atsugi R&D Center. Since 2000, we have organized two series of international symposia at NTT. One was the International Symposium on Nanoelectronics, Nanostructures, and Carrier Interactions (NNCI) and the other was the Mesoscopic Superconductivity and Spintronics (MS+S). We found that the two symposia had a large overlap in scope in areas such as quantum computation, spintronics, nanoelectronics, or mesoscopic transport. With the aim of further advancing studies in these areas, the idea of jointly organizing these two symposia was then discussed and we finally decided to merge them as a new series, ISNTT, in order to stimulate discussions among researchers in these closely related fields. The symposium was chaired by Dr. Hiroshi Yamaguchi and Dr. Koichi Semba of NTT Basic Research Laboratories, together with Prof. Toshimasa Fujisawa of the Tokyo Institute of Technology. It aspired to gather leading scientists and provide a forum for discussing the most recent topics in the research fields.
 In this symposium, we had an excellent opportunity to hear many extremely interesting and very high-quality scientific talks that highlight new aspects and future directions in the research fields of nanoscale transport and technology. There were totally 25 excellent invited talks, including the plenary talk by Prof. Heiblum from Weizmann Institute in Israel, and the special talk by Prof. Leggett from the University of Illinois in the US. Totally 104 contributed oral and poster presentations were given in 17 sessions. The major topics were semiconductor nanodevices, semiconductor micro/nanomechanics, quantum solid state physics, superconducting quantum physics, and semiconductor spintronics. The total number of attendees was 202. We believe that we provided a very nice opportunity for mutual communication within and among the related research fields.

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