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ACSIN-12 & ICSPM21
November 4 - 8, 2013, Tsukuba, Japan.

Introduction

You are cordially invited to participate in the joint conference, 12th International Conference on Atomically Controlled Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanostructures (ACSIN-12)/21th International colloquium on Scanning Probe Microscopy (ICSPM21), which will be held at Tsukuba International Congress Center (EPOCHAL TSUKUBA) in Japan from November 4 to 8, 2013.

ACSIN and ICSPM were both organized originally by Thin Film and Surface Physics Division in The Japan Society of Applied Physics, but have been developed independently. The host country of ACSIN has been determined based on a policy of continental rotation among Asia, Europe and America every two years, while ICSPM has been held annually in Japan (once in Hawaii). This time, in consideration of further development of nano-science and technology, the organizing committee has decided to hold these two conferences together to strengthen their relations and meet the needs of the times.

This conference is opened for the scientists and engineers in the fields, such as condensed matter physics, surface physics, molecular physics, inorganic and organic chemistry, and biology. We hope for the participation of everyone active in the fields to report on the latest developments in a lively, stimulating and interactive atmosphere. Active participation of young researchers, especially students, is strongly encouraged.

About ACSIN

The first International Symposium on Atomically Controlled Surfaces and Interfaces was held in Tokyo, from November 19th to 22nd, 1991 by Thin Film and Surface Physics Division in The Japan Society of Applied Physics in commemoration of its 20th anniversary. Bearing in mind the developments in nanoscience and nanotechnology, the word "Nanostructures" has been added to the name of the conference since the fifth International Conference on Atomically Controlled Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanostructures (ACSIN-5) was held in Aix-en Provence in 1999. The host country of ACSIN has been determined based on a policy of continental rotation among Asia, Europe and America every two years. Following the successful series of ACSIN conferences in Tokyo (ACSIN-9, 2007), Granada (ACSIN-10, 2009) and Saint Petersburg (ACSIN-11, 2011), ACSIN-12 will be held in Tsukuba, Japan this time.

For details, follow the links below to browse the previous conference sites:

About ICSPM

ICSPM has been held under the sponsorship of The Japan Society of Applied Physics, and was originally a series of the domestic conferences on SPM organized in 1985 first to stimulate the SPM related science and technology which were growing in Japan. In 1993, the conference was reorganized as an international colloquium and has been held annually.

In 2000, ICSPM8 and Asian SPM 3 were held in conjunction to make a progressive development of this field. The Asian SPM is the conference organized to encourage interactions and exchange of participants from Asian and Pacific rim countries. In 2002, in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the colloquium, the ICSPM10 was successfully held in Hawaii. In 2005, ICSPM13 was held in conjunction with STM05 in Sapporo with more than 750 participants from 39 countries. In 2012, in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the colloquium, the ICSPM20 will be held in Okinawa.

For details, follow the links below to browse the previous conference sites:
ICSPM8+AsianSPM3, ICSPM9, ICSPM10, ICSPM11, ICSPM12, ICSPM13+STM'05, ICSPM14, ICSPM15, ICSPM16, ICSPM17, ICSPM18, ICSPM19, ICSPM20.

Scope

The aim of this conference is to present new concepts, techniques and applications of atomically controlled processes at surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures. This conference is opened for the scientists and engineers in the fields of such as condensed matter physics, surface physics, molecular physics, inorganic and organic chemistry, and biology, and green technology including energy conversion and storage.

Language

The conference official language is English.