Area 10

Organic Materials Science, Device Physics, and Applications
(Chair: T. Kamata, AIST)

This field covers organic materials, device physics, characterization, and applications to organic devices. Papers are solicited in the following areas (but are not limited to these areas): (1) organic transistors; (2) organic light emitting devices; (3) organic diodes, photodetectors, and photovoltaic devices; (4) chemical sensors and gas sensors; (5) molecular electronics; (6) fabrication and characterization of organic thin films; (7) electrical and optical properties of organic thin film and materials; (8)organic-inorganic hybrid systems; and (9) interfacial phenomena, LC devices, etc.

Area 11

Micro/Nano Electromechanical and Bio-Systems (Devices)
(Chair: H. Tabata, Univ. of Tokyo)

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; (6) molecular imaging and spectroscopy for bio devices.

Area 12

Spintronic Materials and Devices
(Chair: M. Tanaka, Univ. of Tokyo)

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.

Area 13

Applications of Nanotubes and Nanowires
(Chair: K. Matsumoto, Osaka Univ.)

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. 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.