Micro/Nano Electromechanical and Bio-Systems (Devices)
This session focuses on micro/nano electromechanical systems(MEMS/NEMS) and their applications, such as biosensors. Bio-M/NEMS devices and bio-sensors are widely applied to biochemical, medical, and environmental fields in which many devices are studied, such as biochips, micro-TAS, lab on a chip, etc. Interdisciplinary research of microelectronic devices with materials and technique in the chemical, biological, and medical fields is expected to open the door to new scientific and business fields. Papers are solicited in the following areas (but are not limited to these areas): (1) micro/nano electromechanical systems(M/NEMS) for RF, optical, power and biomaterial fields, and others; (2) micro-TAS and lab on a chip; (3) various biochips and sensors; (4) fabrication technologies and surface/interface modification techniques, such as SAM for micro-TAS and/or biochips; and (5) new integrated micro/nanosystems for biochemical and medical applications.
Spintronic Materials and Devices
This field covers spintronic materials (metals, semiconductors, insulators, hybrid structures, and nanostructures), spin-related phenomena, and device applications. Papers are solicited in the following areas (but are not limited to these areas): (1) ferromagnetic and/or half-metallic materials; (2) hybrid structures and nanostructures in which spin effects are apparent and important; (3)spin-dependent optical and transport phenomena; (4) spin dynamics; (5) spintronics devices and systems including magnetic tunnel junctions and TMR devices, nonvolatile memory, magnetic sensors, spin-transistors, optical isolators, optical switches etc; (6) quantum information processing using spin states.
Applications of Nanotubes and Nanowires
All kinds of applications using nanotubes & nanowires are included in the scope of this sub-committee. Nanotubes & nanowires, e.g., carbon nanotube, BN nanotube, Si nanowire, compound semiconductor nanowire, layered nanowire, etc. are all included. Molecular nanostructures are also within our scope. Applications using nanotubes & nanowires in the scope are as follows; 1) Active electronic and optical devices, e.g., FET, HEMT, optical transistor, optical switch, and quantum devices including single electron transistor(SET), SET logics, resonant tunneling devices, quantum computing devices and so on. 2) All kinds of sensors, e.g., bio sensors, gas sensors, pressure sensors, acceleration sensors and so on. 3) Application for passive elements, e.g., wiring & via technology for future LSI and so on. 4) Nanomechanical application, e.g., probe applications for STM/AFM, tweezers, motors, oscillators and so on. 5) Fundamental research related to those applications of nanotube & nanowire, e.g., new growth technology, analysis of growth mechanism, new device fabrication process and so on. 6) New evaluation technology, e.g., TEM, SEM, Raman scattering, photo luminescence and so on. 7) Theoretical analysis of device physics, new physics in the nanotube & nanowire, e.g., Tomonaga liquid, one dimensional quantum transport and so on.
This session focuses on energy conversion devices such as solar cells and power devices which are key devices to contribute to the greenhouse gas reduction as well as energy resource saving, and the scope covers all aspects of energy conversion device technologies and applications. Papers are solicited in the following areas (but are not limited to these areas): (1) materials and processes for Solar cells based on crystalline silicon, amorphous/microcrystalline silicon, CIS, III-V, CdTe, and organic molecules; (2) processes and characterization of solar cells and power devices including crystal growth, doping, etching, passivation and lithographic techniques; (3) device physics and modeling including novel device concept, power ICs (isolation techniques, SOI, monolithic vs. hybrid, ESD;etc.), high & low power devices, RF power devices; (4) CAD/simulation including novel device, device & circuit design, layout, verification tools; (5)packaging, module and interconnection technologies including photovoltaic systems, stress & thermal simulation, reliability analyses & measurements (solder, etc.), integration methodology; (6) applications including photovoltaic systems and their components, power supply, motor control, power management, evaluation methods.
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