International Workshop on Microspectroscopy of Quantum, Magnetic and Biological Nanostructures

(Deadline: October 18, 2003)

(Oral and Poster sessions)


Access to the workshop site

Information for presenters:
Invited Talks; Contributed Talks; Posters

Workshop Poster

International Workshop on Microspectroscopy of
Quantum, Magnetic and Biological Nanostructures

October 22-23, 2003
Bldg. no. 6, 2F, INTEX OSAKA
(English, Japanese)
Nankou-Kita, Suminoe-ku,
Osaka, Japan

Sponsored by:
Nanotechnology Researchers Network Center of Japan

Co-sponsored by:
21st century COE Program
"Core Research and Advanced Education Center for
Materials Science and Nano-Engineering"

Supported by:
EIKO Corporation
MB Scientific AB
Shinku Kogaku
VG Systems Japan

Special Support by:
Japan Industrial Journal

This international workshop aims to exchange the latest information on the development of various microspectroscopic methods and their application on quantum, magnetic and biological nanostructures. Microspectroscopies based on scanning probe microscopy, electron microscopy and syncrotron radiation will be covered. In addition to the nanoscale spectroscopic techniques, the workshop focuses on such aspects as polarization of incident and emitted light, magnetic moment and electron's spin, analysis of chemical composition and time resolution. Communication between those who actually use microspectroscopy and those who do not is one of the most important purpose of this workshop. Therefore, researshers who do not use microspectroscopy at present but would like to do so in the future, or would like to collaborate with those who do so, are also strongly encouraged to submit presentations.

Scanning tunnelling spectroscopy (STS) including spin-resolved STS
Scanning near-field optical microspectroscopy (SNOM)
Photoelectron emission microscopy (PEEM)
Spin-resolved secondary electron microscopy
X-ray microspectroscopy by means of Fresnel zone plate and Schwarzschild optics
Fluorescence Microspectroscopy
Quantum nanostructures and devices
Magnetic nanostrucures, spin electronics and magnetic storage
Biological tissues and nanostructures

List of Invited Speakers and Titles
Matthias Bode (Hamburg)
"Imaging of Nanoscale Magnetic Structures with Spin-Resolved STM"
Toru Ide (Osaka)
"Simultaneous optical and electrical recording of single ion-channel proteins"
Yasushi Inouye (Osaka)
"Near-field vibrational spectroscopy for molecular imaging"
Takeshi Kawagoe (Osaka)
"Surface Magnetic Structure of Cr(001) film studied by Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy"
Makoto Konoto (Tsukuba)
"Low-temperature spin-polarized scanning electron microscopy: Magnetic structures of perovskite manganites"
Wolfgang Kuch (Halle)
"Photoelectron emission spectromicroscopy of multi-layered magnetic systems"
Jörg Maser (Argonne)
"Hard X-ray Microscopy and Microspectroscopy at the Advanced Photon Source"
Markus Morgenstern (Hamburg)
"Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy: Interacting electron systems in different dimensions"
Shuheng H. Pan (Houston)
"Reconcile information from real-space and k-space -- Work with STM and ARPES"
Toshiharu Saiki (Tokyo)
"Near-field optical mapping of exciton wavefunction confined in a quantum dot"
Thomas Schmidt (Würzburg)
"Spectroscopic PEEM with aberration correction: the SMART project"
Yoichi Uehara (Sendai)
"STM light emission spectra of single molecules adsorbed on solid surfaces"
Wulf Wulfhekel (Halle)
"Spin polarized scanning tunneling microscopy and topologically induced domain walls in antiferromagnets"
Naoki Yamamoto (Tokyo)
"High Resolution Cathodoluminescence for nano-scale characterization using TEM"

Program is now available.(Click here)

Call for Contributions:
We are now calling for poster presentations.

Poster presentations up to about 40 will be accepted. Please prepare an abstract either in PDF or Microsoft Word and please send it via e-mail to *****. All submitted abstracts are planned to be converted into PDF files. Abstracts are to be in English. The size of the abstract should be A4 (21 x 29.7 cm2), one page. Margins of 2.5 cm should be taken from all the top, bottom, left and right sides. The title should be bold-faced and center-lined. The list of authors and their affiliations should be center-lined and the latter should be in italic. The body of the abstract should be written in fonts not smaller than 11 pt. Figures can be included but please do not make the file-size too big. References should be listed just below the abstract body.
Procedings will NOT be published.

Important Dates:
Deadline for abstracts: September 5, 2003 (Still calling for abstracts for POSTER presentations after this date.)
Notice of acceptance:September 10, 2003
Notice of oral or poster presentation: September 30, 2003
Deadline for early registration: October 13, 2003
Workshop dates: October 22-23, 2003

Please fill in the registration form and send it to ***** via e-mail. We kindly ask all presenters to send registration forms.

Early registration (until Oct. 13):
We kindly ask participants who live in Japan to send both the registration fee and the banquet fee to our bank account before sending the registration form.
Participants who live abroad can pay the reduced fee at the workshop.

Late registration (after Oct. 13):
Please send the registration form by e-mail and pay the fee on site.

Early registration fee: 5,000 yen (Late and on-site registration fee: 6,000 yen)
Banquet: 5,000 yen

Organizing Committee:
Shigemasa Suga (Osaka): Chairman
Tadashi Itoh (Osaka)
Motohiro Iwami (Okayama)
Toyohiko Kinoshita (Tokyo)
Masaharu Oshima (Tokyo)
Yoshio Watanabe (Tokyo)
Shin Imada (Osaka): Secretary

International Advisor Board:
Ernst Bauer (Arizona)
Tomoji Kawai (Osaka)
Satoshi Kawata (Osaka)
Jürgen Kirschner (Halle)
Maya Kiskinova (Trieste)
Kazuyuki Koike (Hokkaido)
Takanori Koshikawa (Osaka)
Seizo Morita (Osaka)
Katsuaki Sato (Tokyo)
Sukekatsu Ushioda (Sendai)
Roland Wiesendanger (Hamburg)
Toshio Yanagida (Osaka)


Postal address
Prof. Shin Imada (Workshop secretary)
Division of Materials Physics
Graduate School of Engineering Science
Osaka University
1-3 Machikaneyama,
Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531