SSDM 2009  



Area 11

Micro/Nano Electromechanical and Bio-Systems (Devices)
(Chair: I. Yamashita, NAIST)

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; and (5) new integrated micro/nanosystems for biochemical and medical applications.

Area 12

Spintronic Materials and Devices
(Chair: K. Ando, AIST)

This area 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

Application of Nanotubes, Nanowires, and Graphene
(Chair: J. Motohisa, Hokkaido Univ.)

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 nanotube & nanowire, e.g., new growth 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

Area 14

Photovoltaics & Power Semiconductor Devices
(Chair: M. Ishiko, Toyota Central R&D Labs.)

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; Si, SiC, GaN, Diamond and others for power semiconductor devices, and crystalline Si, amorphous/microcrystalline Si, CIS, III-V, CdTe, and organic molecules for Solar cells.
(2) Processes and their characterization/simulation; crystal growth, doping, etching, deposition, passivation, lithographic techniques, et al. (3) Device physics and simulation/modeling; novel device concept, power ICs (isolation techniques, SOI, monolithic vs. hybrid, ESD, etc.), high & low power devices, ultra-high efficiency solar cells et al. (4) Packaging, module and interconnection technologies; stress & thermal analyses, reliability analyses, integration methodology, components for PV system et al. (5) Applications; system evaluation methodology, PV system et al.