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Institute of Physics
Nanoscale Physics and Technology Group

Quantum Physics of Nanostructures
18th to 20th September, 2006

This is the second Nanoscale Physics and Technology Workshop organised by the Nanoscale Physics and Technology Group of the Institute of Physics, following the successful meeting in Daresbury, January 2005.

The deadline for registration is Thursday the 27th of July. Registration for the workshop is now open, using this form.

The theme of the second workshop is "Quantum Physics of Nanostructures". The two day meeting will feature 8 invited talks (see below), plus contributed talks and posters, on the distinctive quantum effects arising on the 1 - 100 nm length scale, e.g., in small particles and their assemblies, quantum dots, nanowires and at local sites on surfaces.

Confirmed Invited Speakers
STM-based spectroscopies of electronic states at surfaces, single atoms and molecules
Richard Berndt
Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel, Germany
Electronic confinement and coherence in patterned epitaxial graphene
Walt de Heer
School of Physics,Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, USA
Quantum effects in size-selected clusters
Peter Lievens
Department of Physics and Astronomy, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Magnetism in Nano-Structured Materials
Ward Plummer
Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Tennesse, USA
Vortex structures in quantum dots
Stephanie Reimann
Mathematical Physics, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden
Optical Properties and Optical Applications of Gold Nanoparticles
Vahid Sandoghdar
Nano-Optics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Controlling the Electronic Structure of Bilayer Graphene
Taisuke Ohta
Department of Molecular Physics, Fritz Haber Institute, Germany

The deadline for submission of abstracts has now passed. If you wish to submit a late abstract, please contact the Workshop Chair directly. Abstracts should not exceed 1 page A4, should be prepared in Word or RTF format.

Registration is free as a result of financial support from the Group, but essential. The deadline for registration is Thursday the 27th of July. Please register using this form. We will then email details for booking the hotel and the required booking code for the workshop rate to you. Note that numbers are limited and registration will be on a first come first served basis.

The meeting will be held at the historic Falcon Hotel in Stratford upon Avon. A special single room rate for the duration of the conference beginning with dinner on Sept 18th and ending at 6pm on Sept 20th, inclusive of all meals will be £242, whilst a twin room, also inclusive, will cost £352 (£176 per person). Accomodation should be arranged directly with the hotel once registration has been accepted. Attendance on a "day only" basis is not possible.

Organising Committee
R.E. Palmer, Z.Y. Li, A. Pulisciano, S.J. Park, A.P.G. Robinson

The Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory
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Last Updated on June the 30th, 2006