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2020 Fall Meeting



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

The symposium broadly covers the scientific and technological aspects of synthesis, physical/chemical characterization and application of organic, inorganic and hybrid nanomaterials with special emphasis on the multiscale organization and self-assembly of ordered structures, in view of their integration into functional devices.


Semiconductor, dielectric, or metallic nanostructures have been predicted as technological boost in various fields including nano-electronics, optoelectronics, photonics, magnetism, phononics, plasmonics, advanced sensing and photovoltaics. The capability to control size, shape, bulk composition and doping of these nanostructures as well as their interface is crucial to tailor their properties.

The integration of these elemental building blocks into functional devices hinges critically on precise control of their spatial arrangement at the nano-scale i.e., density and relative positioning, both in plane and in depth. The ability to fabricate and organize ordered arrays of nano-objects on the solid substrates or and in the bulk is the key to support the technological development of new device concepts with predictable functional characteristics. The systematic control and the homogeneity of arrangement of each building block in the organized array are crucial for their exploitation both in conventional and in quantum devices.

Following very successful symposia organized in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018, this symposium intends to draw on previous experience. In particular, a special focus on multiscale fabrication, organization and self-assembly, area selective deposition, hybrid organic-inorganic approaches, is requested by the scientific community working in the field of nanotechnology. The symposium will provide the opportunity to present insights into advanced nano-structures and nano-device architectures at different stages of research and development.

The symposium is open to all experimental and theoretical contributions to the topic of organized nano-structures; the control of their composition and structural parameters in relation to their properties and functionalities. Thus, the symposium is conceived as a multidisciplinary platform that gathers researchers coming from academia and industry and promotes interactions among scientists and engineers working on all the aspects of semiconductor, metallic or dielectric nano-structures, ranging from fundamental physics and material science to the technological implementation and the final application in functional devices.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Top-down and Bottom-up synthesis of nanostructures on surface and in volume
  • Area selective deposition and hybrid organic-inorganic approaches (SIS and VPI)
  • Doping issues in nanostructures
  • Self and induced organization of nanostructures (including BCP-, DNA-, LC- based nanofabrication)
  • Synthesis and properties of chiral nanomaterials
  • Advanced methodology to control synthesis, positioning, shape, size in nanostructures
  • Nanostructures for novel logic or memory device and for neuromorphic or quantum architectures
  • Nanostructures for energy applications: photovoltaic and thermoelectric
  • Nanostructures for advanced sensing, photonic, phononic, 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