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Organized nanostructures and nano-objects: fabrication, characterization and applications

The symposium covers all the scientific and technological aspects related to the synthesis, the physical/chemical characterizations, the material properties of semiconductor or metallic nanodots and nanowires, with special emphasis on the multiscale organization and spontaneous auto-organization and directed self-assembly of ordered structures, in view of their integration in functional devices.


Due to their appealing size dependent properties, semiconductor and metallic nano-objects (nanocrystals, nanowires) have been predicted to be used as technological boost in various fields including nano- electronics, optoelectronics, photonics, magnetism, phononics, plasmonics, advanced sensing and photovoltaics. The capability to control size, shape, interface, composition, and doping of these nano- objects is crucial to finely tailor their properties. Nevertheless, the implementation of these elemental building blocks into functional devices at nano-scale requires precise control of the organization of the nano- objects in terms of density and relative positioning within well-organized structures, both in plane and in depth. The feasibility to fabricate ordered arrays of nano-objects and to precisely organize the nano-objects on appropriate substrates or inside various matrices is the key issue to support the technological development of new device concepts with predictable characteristics based on these novel nano-materials. Following very successful symposia organized in 2012, 2014 and 2016, this symposium intends to draw on previous experience. In particular, a special focus on multiscale fabrication, directed organization and auto-organization is requested by the scientific community working in the field of nanotechnology. The symposium will provide the opportunity to present insights on advanced nano-structures and nano-device architectures at different stages of development. The symposium is open to all the experimental and theoretical results on organized nano-structures, aiming to control the main parameters of the nano-objects in relation with their tunable properties and functionalities. Thus, the symposium is conceived as a platform that gathers researchers coming from academia and industry and promotes interactions among scientists and engineers working on all the aspects of semiconductor and metallic nano-structures, ranging from fundamental physics and material science issues up to the technological implementation toward the final application in functional devices.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Synthesis of nano-structures: Top-down and Bottom-up processes;
  • Nano-structures on surface and in volume;
  • Doping issues in nano-structures;
  • Self and induced organization of metal and semiconducting nano-structures;
  • Advanced methodology to control synthesis, positioning, shape, size in nano-structures;
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid materials;
  • Semiconducting nano-structures for novel logic or memory architectures;
  • Light emission and optical gain in semiconductor nano-structures;
  • Metal and semiconducting nano-structures for energy applications: photovoltaic and thermoelectric;
  • Nano-structures for advanced sensing and plasmonic applications.

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Symposium organizers
Daniel NAVARRO-URRIOSCatalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Campus Bellaterra - Edifici ICN2 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
Gabriele SEGUINICNR-IMM, Laboratorio MDM

Via Carlo Olivetti 2, 20864 Agrate Brianza, Italy

29 Rue J. Marvig 31055 Toulouse Cedex 4, France
Pawel W. MAJEWSKIUniversity of Warsaw

Department of Chemistry, 1 Pasteur St. Warsaw, Poland