Micro/Nano Electromechanical Systems and Bio/Medical Analyses
This area 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; (5) Bio-membrane characterization; and (6) new integrated micro/nano systems and imaging systems for biochemical and medical applications.
Spintronics Materials and Devices
This area covers spintronics 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) magnetic properties of nanostructures; (3) spin-dependent tunneling and transport phenomena; (4) spin-dependent optical properties and spin dynamics; (5) spin injection into semiconductors or metals; (6) spintronics devices and systems, including magnetic tunnel junctions, nonvolatile memory, magnetic sensors, spin-transistors, optical isolators, optical switches etc; (7) quantum information processing using spin states.
Application of Nanotubes, Nanowires, and Graphene
All kinds of applications using nanotubes & nanowires are included in the scope of this area. Nanotubes & nanowires, e.g., carbon nanotube, BN nanotube, Si nanowire, compound semiconductor nanowire, layered nanowire, etc. are all included. Graphene and molecular nanostructures are also within our scope. Applications using these materials 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 nanotubes, nanowires, and graphene, e.g., new growth process, large area synthesis and so on. (6) New evaluation technology, e.g., TEM, SEM, atom probe, Raman scattering, photo luminescence and so on. (7) Theoretical analysis of device physics, new physics in the nanotubes, nanowires and graphene, e.g., Tomonaga liquid, one- and two- dimensional quantum transport, Dirac Fermions and so on.
Photovoltaics & Power Semiconductor Devices
This area focuses on energy conversion devices such as photovoltaic & power semiconductor 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; crystalline Si, amorphous/microcrystalline Si, CIS, III-V, CdTe, and organic molecules for Solar cells, and Si, SiC, GaN, Diamond and others for power semiconductor devices
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