NTT R&D Center, Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
November 12-14, 2003


The International Symposium on Functional Semiconductor Nanosystems (FSNS2003) will be held in Atsugi, Kanagawa prefecture in Japan, from 12 (Wed.) through 14 (Fri.), 2003. The ultra-small "nano-scale" materials with semiconducting properties have been focused great attention for many years. Recently, the field was largely advanced by integrating novel structures such like nanotubes, nanowires, and molecules, and also introducing new properties such like mechanics, elasticity and magnetism, as well as their coupled and interconnected structures. These novel "nanosystems" are expected to bring new functionality that cannot be given by conventional structures in semiconductor science and technology. The purpose of FSNS2003 is to provide an international forum on the latest progress related to these novel kind of nanostructures.


The Symposium covers all aspects of fabrication and characterization of semiconductor nanosystems - including growth, processing, optical, electrical, elastic, structural, and mechanical properties, and their applications - and deals with all kinds of semiconductors, carbon nanotubes, and also organic materials. Papers are solicited on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to, the following:

- Quantum Low dimensional Systems
- Carbon Nanotubes
- Nanostructure Coupling and Interconnection
- Micro- and Nanomechanical Systems
- Nanoprobing
- Novel Material and Structures
- Semiconductor Nanotubes and Nanowires
- Molecular devices
- Self assembling