- Defects in nano-structured materials - including the study of how mechanical and electronic properties of nano-structured carbon materials are influenced by defects.
- Defect creation - studies of doped and irradiated nanoscale materials.
- Surface chemistry at the nanoscale - particular emphasis will be placed on those systems where defects and impurities clearly dominate reactive properties.
- Defect control - beyond just studying and understanding the properties of defects and impurities, we wish to explore avenues of atomic scale control: charging; optical excitation; mechanical manipulation. This direction leads to the possibility of tailoring the electronic structure of nanoscale systems.
- Methods - application of first principles methods to atomistic modeling of non-ideal nanoscale materials. Including advanced approaches for studying excited states and very large systems.
The workshop consists of invited and contributed talks as well as
posters and short poster talks. Invited and contributed speakers will cover
the recent progress in simulations and the relevant experimental areas.
See the workshop poster.
The workshop will be held in Levi (Hotel K5) in Finnish Lapland from Monday 2010-12-06 to Wednesday 2009-12-08. There are flights from Helsinki to the nearby airport of Kittilä by Finnair (every day) and Blue 1. Scheduled buses meet every flight to Kittilä, and it takes about 10-15 minutes to reach Levi. If the flight schedule does not allow you to catch the connecting flight to Kittilä on the same day, you may consider having a stop-over in Helsinki and fly to Kittilä next day. Alternatively, you can fly to Rovaniemi (about 200 km away from Levi), then take a bus (it takes about two and a half hours to reach Levi). You can also rent a car at the Rovaniemi airport and drive to Levi (we guarantee no traffic jams, but there may be reindeer on the road ). This could be a good option if several people arrive with the same flight. There are also both day and night trains to Lapland. To reach Levi, one can take the train to Kolari and continue to Levi with a bus.
For those interested there are full facilities for both downhill and cross country skiing in Levi.
The long-time average temperature in Levi in December is about -10 C (15 F). The record high and low temperatures are about +5 and -40 C (+40 and -40 F). The length of day is only a few hours.
Check the current 5-day forecast for Kittilä.
- Participation fee - Participation is free. However, the number of participants is limited. If more applications are received than the conference facilities allow, the participants will be chosen based on their abstract and its relevance to the workshop.
- Accommodation expenses - The organizers are planning to cover in part the accommodation and catering expenses for the participants. The participants may be asked to pay 200-400 € depending on the accommodation type and the total number of people attending the workshop.
Registration is closed. Please contact the organizers if you have any questions or requests.
Because of the travel difficulties due to the Finnair flight attendant strike, the schedule has been revised. The workshop will start in Monday afternoon. Talks originally scheduled for the morning have been reallocated.
Abstracts are available by clicking the names of the speakers. A full abstract book is available here. A copy of the book will be handed out to all participants at Levi. The dates below link to more detailed daily schedules.
|Mon 2010-12-06||Tue 2010-12-07||Wed 2010-12-08|
|Prof. Adam Foster|
|Dr. Arkady Krasheninnikov|
|Prof. Kai Nordlund|
|Prof. Risto Nieminen|
|Dr. Teemu Hynninen|
|Dr. Antti Tolvanen|
Department of Applied Physics
FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
Department of Physics
Tampere University of Technology
FI-33101 TUT Tampere, Finland
Department of Physics
University of Helsinki
FI-00014 Univ. of Helsinki, Finland