5 / Toward Novel Nanostructure-Based Devices:
Nanostructured materials fabrication, characterisation and assembly for novel devices

22 – 27 October 2006   print this page

Conference organizers:

Vesna Borjanovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Gary McGuire, International Technology Center, RTP, NC, United States

Branko Pivac, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia

Nikola Radić, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia

Conference description:

Nanostructure-based materials as well as the methods of their assembly and integration into novel device structures play an important role in achieving advanced device performance. Topics addressed by this workshop involve research directed at nanostructure-based materials fabrication and incorporation into novel device structure as an active part of a device or component. By incorporating nanostructures with carefully tailored properties into devices, a broad variety of uniquely designed novel devices, from solar cells to quantum computers or ultra-high-density data storage devices with enhanced qualities, can be achieved. At the same time, methods that allow ease of processing, integration and assembly (self assembly) of different materials into low cost, high quality devices are highly favored and play quite an important role in the eventual use of the technology as once can see from a historical perspective that happened in the integrated circuits industry from the 1970s until today. Some of the topics we will cover are: the electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots and their integration into novel devices; the use of hybrid organic and nanostructured materials as active electronic elements; nanostructure-based LEDs and solar cells; fabrication and characterization of novel organic materials; carbon nanotubes and fuellerens synthesis, properties and applications; quantum circuits-quantum computing; ion beam in nanotechnology; nanostructured magnetic particles applications in ultra-high-density data storage devices.