DEADLINES / DUE DATES
  1. FEB 11: 1st CALL ABSTRACTS
  2. MAR 10: 2nd CALL ABSTRACTS
  3. MAR 24: 3rd CALL ABSTRACTS
  4. APR 20: ABSTRACT DEADLINE
  5. APR 25: ABSTRACT NOTIFICATION
  6. APR 15 - MAY 15:
    EARLY REGISTRATION
  7. MAY 15 - JUN 15:
    REGULAR REGISTRATION
  8. JUN 16 : LATE REGISTRATION
  9. JUL 15 - 19 : CONFERENCE

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NSS5/SP-STM2 International Conference
Nanoscale Spectroscopy & Nanotechnology 5
Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Microscopy 2

Dates of the Event: July 15 - 19, 2008
Location: Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA

NSS5/SP-STM2 is a joint international conference, combining two separate events into a unique opportunity for the participating communities. The purpose is to gather distinguished scientists from around the globe for 3 ½ days of exciting scientific presentations, discussions and outdoor cultural/networking activities.

The major topics of this event are nanoscale spectroscopy, atom/molecule manipulation, and spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy. The conference will be divided into two parallel sessions. Session A will consist mainly of the NSS5 topics, whereas session B will consist of a combination of SP-STM and atom manipulation.

The two sessions will have all common breaks, meals, and social activities.   All participants will also share the same bus and shuttle service. The program for the two sessions will be integrated into a single conference program. For all practical purposes, this event will operate as a single conference, including the common abstract, housing, and registration forms.

 

The Conference
Local organizing committee

Prof. Arthur Smith, Chair SPSTM2
Prof. Saw-Wai Hla, Chair NSS5
Prof. Nancy Sandler
Prof. Sergio Ulloa

Conference Coordinator:
Mala Braslavsky, MBA, Email: mala@phy.ohiou.edu

International Advisory Committees
NSS5
S. Eisebitt, BESSY II,   Germany
R. Feenstra, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
S. Foelsch, PDI, Germany
S. Heun, NEST CNR-INFM and Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
R. Koch, Johannes Kepler University Austria
R. Phaneuf, University of Maryland, USA
K. H. Rieder, EMPA, Switzerland
G. Salviati, IMEN-CNR, Italy
T. Sekiguchi, NIMS, Japan
Y. Watanabe, JASRI, Japan
P. S. Weiss, Penn State University, USA

SPSTM2
M. Bode, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
M. Crommie, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Y. Kuk, Seoul National University, Korea
T. Kazu Yamada, Gakushuin University, Japan
R. Wiesendanger, University of Hamburg, Germany
H.J  Elmers, University of Mainz, Germany
W. Wulfhekel, Karlsruhe University, Germany

History
NSS1-4
The International Workshop on Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology is a biannual meeting series to share the information on latest research advances of science and technology in the nanometer regime. The scope includes (but is not limited to) electronic, optical, magnetic, mechanical and transport properties of nanoscale systems, and nanoscale devices as well as nanomanipulation. Previous workshops were held in Trieste, Italy (NSS-1, 2000), Tokyo, Japan (NSS-2, 2002), Washington D.C., USA (NSS-3, 2004), and Rathen, Germany (NSS-4, 2006).

SP-STM1
The first international workshop on spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy
(SP-STM1) was held at the University of Hamburg, Germany on July 23-26, 2006 and
was combined with the 4 th international conference on scanning probe spectroscopy (SPS'06).   The meeting focused on recent advances in instrumental developments, experimental methods, theoretical concepts, and applications of scanning probe spectroscopy.   Particular emphasis was put on spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy.   For more information about SPS'06/SPSTM-1, please see the conference website http://www.hansenanotec.de/sps06.  

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NQPI
Nanoscale Quantum Phenomena Institute at Ohio University
NQPI was established In 2001, following the creation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative in 2000 by the Clinton Administration and OU's launching of its own 'nanoscience initiative' the same year. With the addition of four new nanoscientists within the department of Physics and Astronomy, the Condensed Matter area of the department was able to enjoy significant growth and continued successes in the nanoscience field.

Today, this institute includes 26 faculty members from seven departments represented by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Russ College of Engineering at Ohio University. NQPI fosters on-going cross-campus collaborations and promotes research in both hard and soft nanoscience fields. Additional information on NQPI, its faculty members and nanoscience research objectives and accomplishments is available at: http://www.ounqpi.org.

 


Ohio University
NSS5 | SPSTM2 International Nano Conference
Ohio University's innovative and interdisciplinary approach to pursuing academic excellence, diversity and character-building extra curricular opportunities entice thousands of students to attend this beautiful and historic campus every year. Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first collegiate establishment in the Northwest Territory. This University has dedicated over two centuries to the pursuit of higher knowledge; engaging in many exciting scholastic opportunities and programs in addition to remaining a highly attractive and technological endowed campus.

Currently, nearly 17,000 undergraduate students attend classes on the Ohio University Athens campus, pursuing more than 250 majors and various areas of specialization. With an average class size of 25 and an 18:1 student faculty ratio, Ohio University students have ample opportunities to actively engage in an array of scholastic programs, institutions and research projects. A successful study abroad program and the enrollment of over one thousand international students encourages a multi-cultural environment that complements the cornucopia of registered student organizations and on-campus activism and involvement.

As a fully accredited university by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and many other professional accrediting agencies, the legacy of pursuing higher learning in a safe and diverse environment continues. Currently, Ohio University ranks first in the state of Ohio for nationally competitive awards won by its students, another indication of the study body, administration and faculty's dedication to pursuing a quality and valuable scholastic atmosphere.

Additional information on Ohio University's colleges and majors, honors and scholars, and student life and involvement on and off campus can be accessed at: http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/facts.cmf. The 'In and Around Athens' sidebar link details exciting activities throughout the weekend including movies, art exhibits, theatrical performances, sports, speakers, good eats, and more. Information about the university in general can be accessed on the official university Web site: http://www.ohio.edu. Ohio University is delighted to welcome you to our campus to share in our academic traditions and advancements in our amiable and diverse collegiate environment.