• Institute of Semiconductor Physics Siberian Branch of RAS
  • Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute of RAS
  • Scientific Engineering Center for Microelectronics at the Ioffe Institute
  • St Petersburg Physico-Technical Centre of RAS for Research and Education
in association with

Institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Division of Physical Sciences
  • St Petersburg Scientific Center

Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Co-Chairs Sponsors Foreword

The annual International Symposium on Nanostructures is chaired by two Nobel Prize winners, Professor Zh. Alferov and Professor L. Esaki, and is traditionally organized by the Ioffe Institute that is pioneering in many directions of this impetuously developing area. The Symposium was launched in 1993 by its Co-Chairs as one of the first in the area that now is becoming one of the leading within modern physics and technology of solid state nanostructures. The 15th symposium will be organized together with the Institute of Semiconductor Physics of the Siberian Branch of RAS. Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences will celebrate 50th anniversary of its foundation in 2007 year. So, our 15th Symposium, also considered as a jubilee one, will be held in Akademgorodok near Novosibirsk from 25 to 29 June 2007. Akademgorodok is famous worldwide for its scientific, technological and educational facilities. Also, it offers many adventurous attractions and the beauty of Siberian nature.

The aim of this Symposium is to focus on the newest achievements in physics, technology and applications of the solid state nanostructures and to bring together in the meeting various groups working actively in these very important directions all over the world. The Symposium scientific program will cover a wide range spectrum of physical phenomena, both basic and applied, and technological aspects related to nanostructures.

Location and Date

The forthcoming Symposium will be held in Akademgorodok near Novosibirsk from 25 to 29 June 2007. Symposium Venue will be located at the House of Scientists.

Akademgorodok is famous worldwide for its scientific, technological and educational facilities. Also, it offers many beauty of Siberian nature.

Symposium Committees

International Advisory Committee

G. Abstreiter (Germany)
Zh. Alferov (Russia)
Y. Arakawa (Japan)
A. Aseev (Russia)
G. Bastard (France)
D. Bimberg (Germany)
L. Eaves (United Kingdom)
L. Esaki (Japan)
S. Gaponov (Russia)
E. Gornik (Austria)
Yu. Gulyaev (Russia)
N. Holonyak Jr. (USA)
L. Keldysh (Russia)
G. Landwehr (Germany)
J. Merz (USA)
M. Shur (USA)
M. Skolnick (United Kingdom)
R. Suris (Russia)

International Programme Committee

R. Suris Chair (Russia)
V. Evtikhiev Secretary (Russia)
A. Andronov (Russia)
N. Bert (Russia)
C. Chang-Hasnain (USA)
A. Chaplik (Russia)
V. Dneprovskii (Russia)
V. Dubrovskii (Russia)
A. Gippius (Russia)
S. Gurevich (Russia)
S. Ivanov (Russia)
P. Kop'ev (Russia)
Z. Krasil'nik (Russia)
V. Kulakovskii (Russia)
M. Kupriyanov (Russia)
X. Marie (France)
I. Merkulov (Russia)
V. Panov (Russia)
O. Pchelyakov (Russia)
E. Poltoratskii (Russia)
H. Sakaki (Japan)
N. Sibeldin (Russia)
M. Stutzmann (Germany)
V. Timofeev (Russia)
V. Ustinov (Russia)
V. Volkov (Russia)
L. Vorobjev (Russia)

Organizing Committee

A. Aseev Chair (Institute of Semiconductor Physics)
A. Dvurechenskii (Institute of Semiconductor Physics)
M. Mizerov (Center for Microelectronics)
M. Efremov  (Institute of Semiconductor Physics)
V. Egorov  (St Petersburg Physics and Technology Center for Research and Edication)
L. Il'ina (Institute of Semiconductor Physics)
A. Latyshev (Institute of Semiconductor Physics)
O. Pchelyakov (Institute of Semiconductor Physics)
N. Sibeldin (Lebedev Physical Institute)
E. Solovyova (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute)
V. Zayats (Division of Physical Sciences)

Award Committee

Zh. Alferov (Russia)
A. Aseev (Russia)
L. Asryan (USA)
D. Bimberg (Germany)
D. Heitmann (Germany)
W. Knap (France)
J. Merz (USA)
I. Neizvestnyi (Russia)
J.-C. Portal (France)
Yu. Pozhela (Lithuania)
F. Schulte (Germany)
R. Suris (Russia)


All contributions should be presented in English that is the official language of the Symposium. No simultaneous translation services will be provided.

Main Topics

The symposium programme will cover different aspects of semiconductor nanostructure research. We are seeking for contributions in the following, non-exhaustive list of topics:

  • Technology of Nanostructures: Growth, Self-Organization and Nanopatterning
  • Atomic-scale Characterization of Nanostructures
  • Electrical and Optical Properties of Nanostructures (including Spin-related Phenomena, Many Particle Effects, Infrared and THz Phenomena)
  • Nanostructure Device Applications in Opto- Ultra fast Electronics and Computing
  • Microcavity and Photonic Crystals: Properties, Characterization and Applications
  • Emerging Materials in Nanostructures (including Wide-bandgap Semiconductors, Oxides, Ferromagnetics, Carbon-based, Polymer and Biomaterials)
  • Nanostructures and Life Sciences
  • Nanomechanical Systems and their Applications

Symposium Format

The Symposium programme will comprise invited talks and contributed papers. The latter should be earlier unpublished works that either have been completed or are at their final stages. All contributions will be refereed for technical merit and content by the International Programme Committee on the basis of the extended abstracts submitted by the authors. Main criteria for paper acceptance are originality, significance of presented results, quality and completeness of the abstracts. The accepted papers will be assigned to either oral or poster presentation at the discretion of the International Programme Committee.

Plenary, invited and contributed talks will be presented in a single-session format at opening, closing and regular oral sessions. There will be a few poster sessions.

Oral presentations will conform to a 30-minute (for plenary, invited talks) and 20-minute (for contributed talks) format (including 5 minutes for discussions).

Each poster presenter will be provided with a 1x1 m2 board.

AIXTRON Young Scientist Award

Symposium Programme Committee and the Board of AIXTRON AG (Germany) established a special award to honour a young scientist who will present at the Symposium the best paper in the field of solid state nanostructures. The award consists of a diploma and a $1,000 reward sponsored by AIXTRON AG.

The recipients of this Award are:

1999A. Kovsh (Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg, Russia)
2000Th. Gruber (Wurzburg University, Wurzburg, Germany)
2001I. Shorubalko (Lund University, Lund, Sweden)
2002S. Kennedy (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)
2003S. Tarasenko (Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg, Russia)
2004I. Dmitriev (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany)
2005M. Kuntz (Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany)
2006D.Sizov (Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg, Russia)

The awardees will be selected by the Award Committee from the Symposium participants nominated by the Programme Committee. The Chair of the Award Committee will announce the winner at the Award Ceremony scheduled for the last day of the Symposium.

Selection Criteria and Conditions of Entry

The competition will be opened to scientists under the age of thirty-five from all over the world. In case of many authors' papers the principal author will be considered as an applicant for the award on behalf of others.

In addition to an extended abstract an applicant should also submit a separate sheet with complete information about the applicant: name; birthday; Ph.D. degree, if any; postal address; e-mail and fax number, to the Organizing Committee.

The main selection criterion will be the best demonstration of scientific achievements in the field of physics and technology of solid state nanostructures.

Invited Speakers

A number of distinguished scientists from all over the world have been invited to present talks on recent progress in various key areas of nanostructure physics and technology. While the invitation process is still in progress, a list of speakers who have accepted the invitation will be timely updated.

Dieter Bimberg
Technical University Berlin, Germany
Nanostructures for nanoelectronics: no potential for room temperature applications?
Connie Chang-Hasnain
University of California Berkeley, USA
III-V nanowires on Si substrates
Detlev Grützmacher
Institute of Bio- and Nanosystems, Jülich, Germany
SiGe nanostructures for optoelectronic applications
Yurii Gulyaev
Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics, Russia
Carbon nanotubes - a new material for emission electronics
Detlef Heitmann
Institut für Angewandte Physik und Zentrum für Mikrostrukturforschung, Arbeitsgruppe Halbleiterphysik, Hamburg, Germany
Optical modes in semiconductor microtube ring resonators
Richard Hill
Glasgow University, UK
Recent developments in III-V MOSFET technology
Wojtek Knap
CNRS & University Montpellier, France
Terahertz nanotransistors
Antonio Luque
Instituto de Energía Solar - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Intermediate band solar cells based on quantum dots
Oleg Makarovsky
University of Nottingham, UK
Probing the electron eigenstates and the chemical potential in GaMnAs/GaAs heterostructures by magnetotunneling and photocurrent spectroscopy
Takaaki Mano
National Institute of Material Science, Tsukuba, Japan
Quantum ring complexes grown by droplet epitaxy
Juras Pozhela
Semiconductor Physics Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania
Enhancement of electron drift velocity by localization of interface phonons in a HEMT channel
Victor Prinz
Institute of Semiconductor Physics Siberian Branch of RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Metamaterials on the basis of three-dimensional resonators
Abderrahim Ramdane
LPN CNRS, Marcoussis, France
Quantum dot based mode locked lasers and applications
Alexander Tartakovskii
Dept of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, UK
Nuclear spin switch in semiconductor quantum dots
Magnus Willander
Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
Nanotubes for nanomechanics
Dmitrii Yakovlev
Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg, Russia and University of Dortmund, Germany
Coherence of electron spins in singly-charged InGaAs quantum dots


The Symposium Proceedings, containing extended abstracts of invited and contributed papers, will be traditionally published by the beginning of the Symposium. The Proceedings will be composed from authors' electronic files without any scientific or language editing. Only minor corrections may be done during the composition.

Before the publication, the copyright must be transferred to the Organizing Committee. Copyright transfer will take the effect from the date on which the author is notified of the inclusion of his (her) contribution in the Symposium Programme.

Authors are requested to submit in due time a completed Assignment of Copyright Form in hard copy. In the case of multi-author papers, only one of the authors needs to sign the form. This signature assumes that all the authors have agreed to transfer the Copyright.


Participants should register preliminarily by sending a filled-in Registration Form. The form may be sent in the online mode.

Registration Fee

The registration fees include a Proceedings copy, a welcome reception, excursions, coffee refreshments and lunches during the technical sessions, meeting at the airport and transportation to a hotel and back. Accommodation is not included into fees.

Participant390 Euro
Student*200 Euro
Accompanying person90 Euro

* Student registrations should be accompanied by an appropriate letter from the supervisor confirming the student status.


Symposium participants will be accommodated in the hotel "Golden Valley" located at the center of Akademgorodok (ul.ll'icha, 6, about 5 min. walk to House of Scientists). Rooms are rated 50 Euro for single, 73 Euro for semi luxurious and 82 Euro for double per night (breakfast is not included). Web-site:

A limited number of rooms can be reserved for young scientists in student dormitory located at university campus (Novosibirsk State University).

Rooms will be booked from June 25 to June 29, 2007. Additional nights before and/or after the symposium can be arranged if requested sufficiently early.


Registration fees should be paid in Euro in advance by a bank transfer.

Bank account (EURO)
Beneficiary: Institute of Semiconductor Physics
Address: 13, Prospect Lavrentieva, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia
Account No.:40503978103471000014

Beneficiary Bank: JSC URSA Bank
18, Lenina st.,
Novosibirsk, 630004, Russia

Intermediary Bank: Commerzbank
Account No.: 400/8867103/1 EUR

Bank account for sponsors, who are going to transfer USD:

Beneficary: Institute of Semiconductor Physics
Address: 13, Prospect Lavrentieva, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia
Account No.: 40503840100201000014

Beneficary Bank: JSC URSA Bank
18, Lenina st.,
Novosibirsk, 630004, Russia

Intermediary Bank: American Express Bank Ltd
Swift: AEIBUS33
Account No.: 00743450

Accommodation payment may be paid by cash or by VISA, MASTER CARD at the arrival to the hotel.

Cancellation and Refund

If you have already registered and find that you are not able to come, you must notify the Organizing Committee in writing of your request for cancellation and refund. Refunds will be made upon receipt of a written notice, with 50 Euro service charges, if received by June 9, 2006. After this date, no refund can be given.

Passport and Visa

A foreigner traveling to Russia should have a valid passport (expire date should be not earlier than 6 months after the date of visitor's departure from Russia) and an appropriate visa. To get a visa, a visitor has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate an official letter of invitation authorized by the Russian Ministry for Internal Affairs.

Each participant (and accompanying person) who needs a visa will timely get such a letter if he (she) sends a copy of the pages of a passport with photo by e-mail as attached graphic file (or by fax) and following visa data: name of his/her organization and full address, present position, the place of the birth (city), location (city) of Russian Consulate to which he/she is going to apply for visa. We are strongly advice to offer these data to Organizing Committee by March 27, 2007, at the latest. Please, follow these recommendations and apply for a visa as soon possible after receiving an original copy of the invitation to ensure that the visa is issued timely.


The average temperature in June is about 20-25 °C above zero in the day-time and about 15-20 °C above zero in the night-time.

Social Programme

An official social programme (covered by the registration fee) consisting of Welcome Party and excursion to Novosibirsk will be arranged for participants and their accompanying persons. The Symposium banquet (optional) will be also arranged. A modest social programme for accompanying persons will be provided on their request.

Welcome Party

Participants and accompanying persons are cordially invited to the Welcome Party at the House of Scientists on Monday evening, June 25, at 19:10.

Symposium Dinner

The Symposium dinner will be held on Thursday, June 28, at 20:00 at the House of Scientists. The price of 50 EURO for the Symposium Dinner is to be paid by Tuesday afternoon, June 26 at registration desk.


The Symposium excursion will be arranged for participants and accompanying persons.
On Wednesday afternoon an excursion tour along the Novosibirsk reservoir on the Ob River by a ship will be organized. Overall trip time is 6 hours.

The Organizing Committee has announced few days two tours: 1) to Altai; 2) to Baikal Lake. Tours will be provided just after end of Symposium. These events are considered to be optional for all participants of Symposium. We are giving the preliminary information of those Tours to check out the interest to these events. The detailed routes to Altai and Lake Baikal are being planned and scheduled and information will be offered by our next-coming announcements.

  • The Altai Mountains' Bus Tour along the famous Chuisky Tract to the world of blustery and attractive rivers, majestic alpine edges, wonderful lakes, rigorous gracial ringes that are repleted with queenly repose and everlasting harmony.

  • The Excursion Tour to The Lake Baikal, the deepest and purest lake of our planet, the surprising phenomenon and treasure, the universal property. The Lake Baikal surrounded by woods, mountains and hills reflected in the most transparent water in the world, is amazingly beautiful. Around the Lake Baikal there is a set of nature sanctuaries, cultural, historical and archeologic sights.

Bus Tour to Altai Mountains

  • June, 29. Afternoon. The group departs from Akademgorodok (Novosibirsk) to the Lake Teletskoe on a comfortable bus. It is an about 12-hour trip. The bus arrives to the Touring Camp Golden Lake. Accommodation at the hotel. The motor ship voyage along the Lake Teletskoe.
  • June, 30. Evening. The group departs to the River Katun. It is a 6-hour trip. Accommodation at the hotel Areda. Sightseeing, walking around the native landscapes, visiting of the valley of the River Kuba.
  • July, 2. Morning. The group departs to Novosibirsk, Tolmachevo Airport.
Tour cost is 200 EURO for a person.

Tour to Lake Baikal

  • June, 29. Afternoon. Airbus 6-hour flight to Ulan-Ude. At the arrival to Ulan-Ude the group departs to the bank of Lake Baikal by bus. Accommodation at the Touring Camp Enkhaluk.
  • June, 30. Excursion Tour to the Island.
  • July, 1. Return flight to the Tolmachevo Airport.
Total cost is 650 EURO.

Contact information:

Nikolai Pridachin
Tel: (383) 333-34-74
Fax: (383) 330-27-71

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of pdf-filesFebruary 1, 2007
Notification of abstract acceptanceMarch 20, 2007
Deadline for submission of accepted abstractsMarch 27, 2007
Deadline for personal data submissionMarch 27, 2007
Deadline for advanced paymentMay 28, 2007
Deadline for payment refundJune 9, 2007


Passport and Visa, Accommodation, Payment

Larisa Ilina
Institute of Semiconductor Physics,
pr. ak. Lavrenteva 13, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
Phone: (383) 333-3260


Elena Solovyova
St Petersburg Physics and Technology Centre for Research and Education of RAS
Khlopina 8/3, St Petersburg 195220, Russia
Phone: (812) 534-5858
Fax: (812) 534-5850