International Symposium on Nanoscale Transport and Technology (ISNTT2013)

    International Symposium on Nanoscale Transport and Technology (ISNTT2013) was held at the NTT Atsugi R&D Center from November 26 to 29, 2013, and brought together 208 participants from 16 countries. The participants enjoyed oral and poster presentations at the symposium, exchanging their views and ideas on nanotechnology and quantum devices. Since 1998, NTT Basic Research Laboratories (BRL) has been holding a lot of international conferences on various topics and technologies. ISNTT was first organized in 2009 to promote mutual exchange between different device and material technologies on semiconductors, superconductors, and new materials, and since then it has been held about every two years. ISNTT2013 of which the logo represents hybrid system was co-chaired by Drs. Akira Fujiwara, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, and Koji Muraki of NTT BRL, and it was aimed at further enhancing interaction among different research fields to develop new idea and technology.
    On the 26th, 27th, and 29th, respectively, the session started with keynote lectures entitled "The UC Santa Barbara quantum computing effort" by Prof. Andrew Cleland (University of California), "Quantum anomalous Hall effect in magnetic topological insulators" by Prof. Qi-Kun Xue (Tsinghua University), and Flying qubits and quantum electron optics with surface acoustic wave by Prof. Seigo Tarucha (The University of Tokyo). Throughout the symposium we had 13 oral sessions with 48 oral presentations including 17 invited talks by world leading researchers, on nanodevices, topological insulators, nanomechanics, quantum bits and computers, single-electron devices, graphene, quantum spin Hall effect, optical devices, and so on. In addition there were 71 presentations at the poster session on the 26th and 27th. Since a part of the poster sessions was held jointly with the 6th NTT-BRL school, many young researchers and students had enthusiastic discussions in front of the posters. The symposium was stimulating and successful, strengthening worldwide network among researchers based on the open-laboratory policy of NTT BRL.