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covers the synthesis and fabrication of nanostructures and nanomaterials, but also includes properties and applications, particularly of inorganic nanomaterials. It also focuses on the fundamentals with regard to synthesis, nanopatterning, nanocharacterization, quantum properties, and applications of nanostructures and nanomaterials. It encompasses chemical processing and lithographic techniques for the synthesis and self-organisation of 0-D, 1-D, and 2-D nanostructures, as well as special nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, nanomembranes, grapheme and ordered mesoporous oxides.


Identified as one of the key issues of nanoscience able to shape future scientific research, self-assembly is the most promising way to make breakthroughs in nanoelectronics, spintronics, molecular nanotechnology... Focusing on this dynamic new field, Self Assembly: The Science of Things That Put Themselves Together explores the physics of nanostructures, new synthesis approaches, properties dependent on size, shape and composition and also:
- large-scale patterning obtained by spontaneous structuring as well as local probe nano-patterning;
- theoretical and experimental understanding of the formation, evolution and organisation of nanoscale systems;
- fundamental and new issues in nucleation, crystal growth, surface and interface atomistic mechanisms and electronic structure;
- optical, electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties representative of the self-assembled systems and novel properties induced by low scale nanostructures.
and the latest advances in the field.

Finally, new insights on short-term and future/futuristic device applications will be of prime interest in the framework of this Conference.

The Conference will provide a common forum for scientists operating in all the fields of nanostructures from their formation and modelling to their properties and applications.
Contributions by leading international researchers in academic, government, and industrial institutions specialized in nanomaterials are welcome.




Chairpersons : Isabelle Berbezier (Im2np, CNRS, Marseille, France) and Maurizio De Crescenzi, (University di Roma II Tor Vergata, Italy)