18th International Colloquium
on Scanning Probe Microscopy (ICSPM18)

Conference Program

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9-Dec (Thu) 10-Dec (Fri) 11-Dec (Sat)
Registration (12:00-14:00)
Wellcome address (14:00-14:05)
Session 1
14:05 S1-1s D.J. Müller
14:45 S1-2i A. Ikai
15:15 S1-3 H. Tanaka
Coffee break (15:30-15:50)
Session 2
15:50 S2-1i Y. Kim
16:20 S2-2 C. Chen
16:35 S2-3 T. Komeda
16:50 S2-4i T.K. Yamada
Session 3
Exhibitor's presentation
Break (18:15-18:30)
Dinner (18:30-19:30)
Session 4
Poster session (19:30-21:30)
Breakfast (07:00-08:30)
Session 5
08:30 S5-1s R. Berger
09:10 S5-2 K.-i. Morita
09:25 S5-3 Y. Sugimoto
09:40 S5-4 Y. Hosokawa
09:55 S5-5 H. Nishizawa
Coffee break (10:10-10:30)
Session 6
10:30 S6-1s A. Kühnle
11:10 S6-2 K. Suzuki
11:25 S6-3 T. Ichii
Conference Photo (11:40-11:55)
Lunch (11:55-13:00)
Session 7
13:00 S7-1s J. Seo
13:40 S7-2i T. Enoki
14:10 S7-3 Y. Murata
14:25 S7-4 Y. Nakamura
14:40 S7-5 S. Tanabe
Coffee break (14:55-15:15)
Session 8
15:15 S8-1i X.C. Ma
15:45 S8-2i Y. Hasegawa
16:15 S8-3 M. Iavarone
16:30 S8-4 T.-H. Kim
16:45 S8-5 H. Oka
Break (17:00-18:00)
Banquet (18:00-21:00)
Breakfast (07:00-08:30)
Session 9
08:30 S9-1s F. Rosei
09:10 S9-2 B. Uder
09:25 S9-3 T. Igarashi
09:40 S9-4 C.K. YEOH
09:55 S9-5 F. Iwata
Coffee break (10:10-10:30)
Session 10
10:30 S10-1i T. Takahashi
11:00 S10-2i M. Tabe
11:30 S10-3 N. Kobayashi
11:45 S10-4 A. Masago
Closing remark (12:00-12:05)

All Program in HTML format

Accommodation fee during the conference is included in the registration fee. Thus, basically, all attendee stay at the conference site hotel, Atagawa Heights.

Oral presentations including invited talks are given in a single session.

Exhibition by sponsers is made in the main hall from Dec 9 afternoon to Dec 10 evening. Short presentation by exhibitors are given in the oral session on Dec 9.

The poster session is held in the evening on Dec 9.
Each poster board is 90cm in width and 100cm in height.

Wireless internet connection is available for your notebook pc at the lobby of the hotel and wired connection is available in the oral presentation hall. We are sorry that no public pc is provided for the internet access.

Oral Presentation Guideline


Type Presentation Discussion
Invited-S   35 min 5 min
Invited   25 min 5 min
Generic   10 min 5 min


Speakers can use a digital projector for PC or an overhead projector for transparencies as described below. A laser pointer and a lapel microphone are also provided.
Slides and video tapes can NOT be used.

To speakers who use your own laptop PC.

Your pc should have a mini D-sub 15-pin output (female), a standard monitor terminal, to be connect with the projector. The power supply is AC100V, 50Hz, with the plug type A, which has two flat blades without GND.

In case of a connection problem, you should bring a copy of your presentation in a CD-R or a USB memory stick, which can be used with our backup computers that have the latest version of PowerPoint on Windows XP and MacOSX. But please do NOT rely too much on our computers since they may not work properly for various reasons, such as the version inconsistency of PowerPoint. We strongly recommend that you also bring transparencies as a means of last resort.

Poster Presentation Guideline

Poster sessions are scheduled in the evening on Dec 9. Each poster board is 90 cm in width and 100 cm in height.

Your poster should be mounted on the board before the dinner on Dec 9 and removed immediately after the session. Pushpins are provided for mounting posters.
We are not responsible for the posters left on the board after the session.

Invited speakers

Invited speakers will be announced here.
Kühnle, Angelika (Johannes Gu-tenberg-Universität Mainz)
S6-1 "Molecular Self-Assembly on Insulating Surfaces Studied by Frequency Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy"
Müller, Daniel (ETH Zürich)
S1-1 "Opposing activities of hydrostatic pressure and the actomyosin cortex drive mitotic cell rounding"
Berger, Rudiger (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)
S5-1 "Electrical Characterization of Soft Matter using Scanning Probe Microscopy"
Rosei, Federico (Univ. du Quebec)
S9-1 "Exploring Molecular Assembly at Surfaces: from supramolecular systems to robust surface confined polymers"
Seo, Jungpil (Princeton U)
S7-1 "Visualizing the novel surface states of topological insulators"
Kim, Yousoo (RIKEN)
S2-1 "Single-molecule chemistry through the inelastic electron tunneling process"
Takahashi, Takuji (The University of Tokyo)
S10-1 "SPM Characterization of Solar Cell Materials"
Ikai, Atsushi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
S1-2 "Cellular Manipulation using Specially Fabricated AFM Probes"
Tabe, Michiharu(Shizuoka University)
S10-2 "Observation of individual dopants in Si channel by Low-Temeperature KFM"
Enoki, Toshiaki (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
S7-2 "Microprobe Investigations of Nanographene and its Derivatives"
Ma, Xucun (Institute of Physics of CAS)
S8-1 "Low-Temperature STM/STS Study on Superconducting FeSe Films"
Hasegawa, Yukio (ISSP, The University of Tokyo)
S8-2 "Excitation of vortices in nano-size superconductors studied by low-temperature STM/S"
Yamada, Toyokazu (Chiba University)
S2-4 "Magneto-Electric Coupling of Metallic Surfaces: Electrical Control of Spin States in Iron Nano-Clusters"