Nanotechnology for Microelectronics and Photonics

Nanotechnology for Microelectronics and Photonics

Prof. José M. Albella, Senior Scientist
jmalbella@icmm.csic.es
Institute of Materials Science (ICMM-CSIC)
Madrid (Spain)

The second edition of the book of Prof’s R. Martín-Palma and J.M. Martínez-Duart occupies a prominent position in the rather scarce bibliography of academic texts devoted to the description of the non-ending list of novel low-dimensional semiconductor structures.  This edition contains new sections to keep up with the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field, including new topics, such as quantization of plasma oscillations (i.e. plasmonics, spintronic, photonic crystals, and several nanostructured materials such as graphene, silicene, carbon nanotubes and sensors).  Though these materials are well consolidated in the current technology, there are few textbooks that make a detailed reference to them.

As illustrated in the book, when the dimensions of solids are reduced to the size of the characteristic lengths of electrons in the material (De Broglie wavelength, coherence length, localization length, etc.), new physical properties, owing to quantum effects, become apparent.  These properties give rise to a long chain of technological devices and inventions that outperform the existing ones.   The advantages of these new materials and devices are well recognised:  depending on their application they are generally smaller in size, with higher speed response, high frequency of operation and lower dissipation power and cost.

Understanding all these effects require a strong basis of semiconductor physics, among them the dynamics of electrons in their energy bands, electron diffusion and transport, excitation, resonant processes, etc., all these phenomena under the umbrella of quantum physics.  The long experience of the authors in teaching university courses has led them to make easy what is conceptually complex in a comprehensive manner, giving in every chapter an introductory view of the main concepts, emphasizing the implications of the novel structures in the technology. Moreover, due to the large variety of phenomena and structures, they make a continuous cross reference in the text to other chapters to facilitate reading.

The book is mainly addressed to final-year undergraduates as well as beginners graduate students in physics, materials science and engineering (electrical, materials, etc.).  Alternatively, the book can also be very helpful to scientists and professors as a consulting treaty on the fundamental aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.   Actually, most of the chapters include a box for colloquial comments on other marginal concepts, such as the device fabrication techniques (vacuum, plasmas, film deposition, etc.), and more particularly on the main milestones (theories and experiments) that have led to the wide variety of electronic and photonic devices described in the book.  Most notably, this new edition includes a large number of problems of which more than a half are accompanied by their full solutions, while in others hints are provided.

15th European Vacuum Conference

15th European Vacuum Conference

Welcome to Geneva

Surrounded by its magnificent natural landscape of lake and mountains and according to its tradition in science and international relations, the city of Geneva welcomes the participants to the European Vacuum Conference EVC-15 for an exciting and creative week, between June 17th and 22th, 2018.

EVC-15 will be organised by the Swiss Vacuum Society, swissvacuum, on behalf of IUVSTA, with support from CERN and the Geneva Convention Bureau for the logistics.

EWEG2D 2018

EWEG2D 2018

4th European Workshop
on Epitaxial Graphene and 2D Materials (EWEG2D’2018)

Salamanca (Spain) 21. – 24. May 2018

Welcome to the 4th edition of the European Workshop on Epitaxial Graphene and 2D Materials (EWEG2D’2018). EWEG2D’2018 is an international workshop that gathers together the scientific community which have a common interest: the study of the structural, electronic, magnetic and optical properties of Graphene and 2D Materials epitaxially grown on well-defined substrates. Materials of interest are graphene and its derivatives, its elemental analogues (silicene, germanene, antimonene), hexagonal boron nitride, and transition metal dichalcogenides, but also less common systems as phosphorene or group III monochalcogenides (e.g., GaSe). Also advanced materials in the form of nanostructures and lateral in-plane or vertical van-der-Waals stacked heterostructures fall into the field of the workshop.

EWEG2D’2018 addresses the experimental determination of structural, electronic, magnetic and optical properties of supported and freestanding 2DMs, as well as theoretical modeling of such properties and prediction of new 2DMs. The workshop includes studies on the interaction of 2DMs with their environment, for example the adsorption of atoms or molecules, or the interaction with light, electric or magnetic fields.  Special attention is given to the interaction of 2DMs with their substrate and the way it changes their properties.

 

On-Surface Synthesis 2018

On-Surface Synthesis 2018

On-Surface Synthesis International Workshop (OSS-18)

On-surface synthesis unites the easy tunability of molecular materials and the promises of self-assembly as a revolutionary production method, with the sturdiness of covalently bonded structures. This most attractive combination is drawing the interest of a rapidly increasing number of researchers. Important efforts are being devoted to augment the still scarcely equipped on-surface synthesis toolbox, to improve our understanding of the chemical reaction mechanisms, as well as to the synthesis and characterization of new molecular architectures of potential use in diverse applications.

Because this approach bridges across the fields of chemistry, physics and materials science, the aim of this third edition of the “On-Surface Synthesis” international workshop is to bring together researchers working in this field from different perspectives. Doing so we hope to provide a diverse and stimulating environment to present and discuss the present, past and future of this novel and promising synthetic route.

Temperature dependence of liquid lithium film formation and deuterium retention on hot W samples studied by LID-QMS. Implications for future fusion reactors

Temperature dependence of liquid lithium film formation and deuterium retention on hot W samples studied by LID-QMS. Implications for future fusion reactors

Author: A. de CastroA. SepetysM. González and F.L. Tabarés
Nuclear Fusion. 2018

Abstract:
Liquid metal (LM) divertor concepts explore an alternative solution to the challenging power/particle exhaust issues in future magnetic fusion reactors. Among them, lithium (Li) is the most promising…

Fuerzas y Túnel 2018

Fuerzas y Túnel 2018

This biennial conference is addressed to the Spanish scientific community working on topics that encompass the use of scanning probe microscopies (SPM). It aims at scientists who share an interest in the applications, the use, the development and the theoretical description of technology based in scanning probes.

FyT2018 will be the XI edition of this conference series that already enjoys two decades of tradition and successful sharing of ideas. This time the conference moves to the city of Jaca enclosed at the hearth of the Huesca Pyrenees, from the 27th till the 29th of June of 2018.

We inform you that the Abstract Submission Application is now OPEN and kindly encourage you to submit an abstract of your work as soon as possible, to be considered as an oral / poster presentation. You can find more information at XI edition of Fuerzas y Túnel.