Nanotech Conference (August 2004)

NanoModeling (Part of SPIE's 49th Annual Meeting)
August 2-6, 2004
Denver (The Mile High City)
Conference Chairs: Akhlesh Lakhtakia andSergey Maksimenko

========================================================================Conference Information:
Abstracts may be submitted electronically by Jan 5, 2004 ======================================================================== Ongoing rapid progress in the synthesis of a variety of nanostructures with fascinating electronic and optical properties not associated with bulk materials symbolizes a fundamental breakthrough in physics and chemistry of condensed matter, which significantly extends our knowledge about the nature of materials and our abilities to manipulate their properties. Nanostructured materials include thin films, metamaterials, photonic bandgap structures, nanoclusters, fullerenes, carbon and other nanotubes, as well as quantum wells, dots and wires. Their applications range from communications technologies to sensing to biomedicine.
Modeling and simulation of the electronic and optical properties of these materials involve both macroscopic and microscopic concepts; and deterministic as well as stochastic methods must be used. Additionally, environmental stability, mechanical reliability, and compatibility with fluids are important issues during nanofabrication and nanodevice performance. Modeling and simulation can also be helpful in the interpretation of experimental data on nanostructures obtained by various spectroscopies and local probe microscopies (e.g., AFM, STM and SNOM). Thus, modeling and simulation can greatly cut down research and development costs, besides yielding insight towards new avenues for growth.
This conference aims to provide a forum for scientists specializing in different areas of theoretical nanotechnology to benefit from each other's specialist knowledge and to create trend-setting interdisciplinary links. Topical reviews and original papers on experimental visualization of nanostructures properties and technological aspects of nanostructure formation shall give feedback for theorists, and provide new avenues for experimentalists and theorists to interact.
The Inaugural Lecture shall be delivered by Neal D. Shinn, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Sandia National Laboratories.
State-of-the-art Critical Review Lectures, 60 minutes in duration, will be delivered by the following invited speakers:
M. C. Demirel (Biodetection and biomolecules), The Pennsylvania State Univ.
J. Kbler (Micromagnetism), Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
T. G. Mackay (Unusual metamaterials), Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
T. S. Rahman (Atomistic modeling of thin films), Kansas State Univ.
V. Shchukin (Semiconductor diode lasers in photonic bandgap crystals), NSC-Nanosemi- conductor GmbH (Germany) and Abraham Ioffe Institute (Russia)
V. B. Shenoy (Nanomechanics), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India)
In addition, several 30-minute Key Lectures are also planned.
Original unpublished contributions are invited and solicited for oral and poster presentations. All abstracts will be reviewed for novelty, scientific and technological utility, and vision. Modeling and simulation topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: nanoelectromagnetics nanophotonics nanodevices nanofluidics nanomechanics nanoscale nonlinearities nanoscale composite materials nanobiological systems.
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