10th International Workshop on Epitaxial Semiconductors on Patterned Substrates and Novel Index Surfaces (ESPS-NIS)
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The 10th international ESPS-NIS workshop addresses recent developments in epitaxial growth of semiconductors and self-assembled nanostructures on non-planar patterned, vicinal or high-indexed surfaces, covering topics such as site-control, novel nanomorphologies and architectures, fundamental mechanisms, theoretical modelling and control of properties as required for device applications. Prepatterning and novel index semiconductor surfaces are highly interesting and technologically important since they display many intriguing properties that may be exploited to provide new fundamental insights in the mechanisms of self-assembly and self-organization and enable a variety of interesting scientific and industrial applications. These features range from engineering of nucleation sites for nanostructure growth to novel electronic properties for integration in photonic devices.
The workshop will provide a common forum for scientists from fields of theory, surface science, growth, nanopatterning, novel materials, in situ growth studies, characterisation and device fabrication. Special attention will be paid to the understanding of the formation, evolution and organization of nanoscale systems. Emphasis will be placed on new and unexpected optical, electrical, and magnetic properties of semiconductor nanostructures.