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Nanowires 2012

This is the fifth edition of the successful series of annual workshops on the physics, chemistry and applications of nanowires. The series started in 2008, and workshops have already been held in Lyon (France), Lausanne (Switzerland), Crete (Greece), and Lesvos (Greece).

This year the workshop took place at the Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik in downtown Berlin, Germany, 19-21 September 2012.

What makes this workshop series stand out is the spirit and the informal exchange of ideas between people who typically would not meet on a personal level at a larger conference. At the same time, the scope is sufficiently narrow to make all presentations interesting for all participants.

There was a total of 30–40 talks and a poster session. The core of the workshop are the invited talks but it is open to all. In order to maintain the spirit of the workshop, participation is limited to 60 people.


Invited Speakers

Xavier Cartoixà (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Jim Chelikowsky (University of Texas at Austin)

Silke Christiansen (MPI for the Science of Light, Erlangen)

Vincent Consonni (CNRS Grenoble)

Hanwei Gao (University of California at Berkeley)

Silvija Gradecak (MIT, Boston)

Zhiyong Fan (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Naoki Fukata (National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba)

Chennupati Jagadish (Australian National University, Canberra)

Moon-Ho Jo (Yonsei University, Seoul)

Jonas Johansson (Lund University)

Vincent Mourik (Delft University of Technology)

Gregor Koblmüller (Walter-Schottky-Institut, TU Munich)

Junichi Motohisa (Hokkaido University),

Paola Prete (Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi, CNR Lecce)

Pere Roca i Cabarrocas (École Polytechnique Palaiseau)

Yossi Rosenwaks (Tel Aviv University)

Angel Rubio (Centro Joxe Mari Korta, Donostia)

Michelle Simmons (University of New South Wales, Sydney)

Emanuel Tutuc (University of Texas at Austin)

Walter Weber (NaMLab, Dresden)

Alex Zunger (University of Colorado, Boulder)


The workshop will start on Wednesday, September 19, at 9 am and will end on Friday, September 21, at 5 pm.

Program (pdf)
Program with Abstracts (pdf)

Information for Participants 

Presentation Information

The length of invited talks is 25 min plus 5 min of discussion. The length of contributed talks is 12 min plus 3 min of discussion.



Please prepare your posters in the format A0 portrait orientation, i.e. 84.1 cm wide and 118.9 cm high.
There will be two posters sessions. Please put up your poster in the morning, the latest during the lunch break. Don't forget to remove your poster in the evening.



Please note that we will not provide any print-out of the program on site, so please remember to bring your own copy.


Conference Fee

There is only a symbolic registration fee of 20 Euro that will help us to cover the coffee breaks. However, each participant has to take care of his/her own local accommodation and travel expenses, and neither lunch nor dinner are provided.


Travel Information


Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik
Hausvogteiplatz 5-7
10117 Berlin


You can find us at OpenStreetMap. We are located in the center of Berlin, directly at subway-station "Hausvogteiplatz" (U2) and in walking-distance from "Stadtmitte" (U6/U2), not far from Alexanderplatz and Friedrichstraße.

Timetables, routes and maps for public transport



All of the hotels where we typically accommodate our visitors are unfortunately booked out or offer only much higher room rates than usual, because a large trade fair takes place at the same time. Thus, we are regrettably not able to provide any hotel recommendation. However, Berlin is a large city with good public transport and many hotels, it should not be difficult for you to find accommodation.


Special Opportunity: Hotel Room for a Single Person

A former colleague offers a single room in the Best Western Hotel at the U5 subway station Samariterstr. for the week 15 to 22 September 2012 (or shorter) for a good price. Please call +49-30-52 63 607.



Lutz Geelhaar
Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik
Hausvogteiplatz 5-7
10117 Berlin
Tel. +49-30-20377 359
Fax.++49-30-20377 201
E-mail geelhaar@pdi-berlin.de
Web http://www.pdi-berlin.de


Brian A. Korgel 
Cockrell School of Engineering Temple Professor #1 & Matthew Van Winkle 
Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering 
Department of Chemical Engineering 
1 University Station C0400 
The University of Texas at Austin 
Austin, TX 78712 
Tel. +1-512-471-5633
Fax. +1-512-471-7060
E-mail korgel@che.utexas.edu
Web http://www.che.utexas.edu/korgel-group/index.html


Maurizia Palummo
Dipartimento Fisica
Università di Roma 'Tor Vergata'
Via della Ricerca Scientifica I
00133 Roma
Tel. +39-06-72594894
Fax. +39-06-2023507
E-mail maurizia.palummo@roma2.infn.it
Web http://www.fisica.uniroma2.it/~palummo/

Riccardo Rurali
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB)
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas(CSIC)
Campus de Bellaterra
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Tel. +34 93 5801853 ext. 347 
E-mail rrurali@icmab.es 
Web http://www.icmab.es/dmmis/leem 



Contact /Local Arrangements

Anja Holldack
Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik
Tel. +49 30 20377 352
Fax. +49 30 20377 201
E-mail holldack@pdi-berlin.de