Lectures Program


Axis 1: Physics of crystalline surfaces

  1. Ellen Williams Introduction to nanostructures on crystalline surfaces

  2. Yukio Saito Theoretical description of crystal surfaces: steps, terraces, surface energy and thermodynamical roughening

  3. Ted Einstein Step fluctuations in equilibrium and  entropic interaction between steps

  4. Dimitri Vvedensky  Growth in  homoepitaxy,  island nucleation and island  size distribution, mounds formation, coarse-grained model

  5. Joachim Krug Step bunching, solid on solid simulations, electromigration

  6. Vivek Shenoy Surface relaxation of nanostructures

  7. Pierre Müller Elasticity and adsorption at surfaces

Axis 2 : Morphological  instability and self-organisation

  1. Peter Voorhees Elastic morphological instabilities of thin films, growth instability during heteroepitaxy, alloying  and surface effects

  2. Thomas Frisch Burton-Cabrera-Franck equations, step bunching instabilities

  3. Chaouqi Misbah Diffusive and elastic instabilities, meandering, nonlinear effects and coarsening

  4. Paolo Politi Nonlinear dynamics of one-dimensional fronts

  5. Alberto Verga Self-similarity in crystal growth

  6. Olivier Pierre-Louis Dewetting effects

Axis 3 : Formation and  properties  of  quantums dots

  1. Isabelle  Berbezier Segregation, diffusion, self-assembly,  nucleation and growth, elastic effects and vicinal  surfaces

  2. Bert Voigtlander Self-organisation in crystal growth  

  3. Sylvie Rousset Metallic and magnetic nanodots

  4. Jerrold Floro Silicon-germanium  growth and alloying effect

  5. Emanuele Pelucchi Formation of III/V Quantum dots

  6. Eli Kapon Electrical and optical properties of quantum dots

  7. Olivier Fruchart On the use of steps and facets for self-assembled magnetic materials