Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2011

INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati Italy 19-23 September 2011



The Nanotechnology group at INFN - LNF organizes since 2000 a series of international meetings in the area of nanotechnology.

The conference in 2011 is devoted to recent developments in nanoscience and its manifold technological applications. It consists of a number of tutorial/keynote lectures, as well as research talks presenting frontier nanoscience research developments and innovative nanotechnologies in the areas of biology, medicine, aerospace, optoelectronics, energy, materials and characterizations, low-dimensional nanostructures and devices.

We plan to submit selected papers, based on conference talks and related discussions, for publication on a dedicated issue of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters.

There will be Invited Lecturers and selected talks from the call for papers below, as well as a poster session.

A special School-type one-day session will be devoted to discussing topics of interest of the EU project BY-NanoERA—Institutional Development of Applied Nanoelectromagnetics: Belarus in ERA Widening (2010-2013), Project n. 266529 FP7-INCO-2010-6 Coordination and support action, Coordinator S. Maksimenko, which INFN participates to, with a unit coordinated by S. Bellucci.

Magnetic nanostructured materials will be discussed in a special one-day session organized in collaboration with Milan Polytechnic (F. Ciccacci and G. Bussetti) and ISM-CNR (A. Capobianchi).

A special half-day session will be devoted to discussing topics of interest of the Italian Ministry of Research PRIN 2008 project Development and Electromagnetic Characterization of Nano Structured Carbon Based Polymer CompositEs (DENSE) (2010-2013), Coordinator V. Tucci, which INFN participates to, with a unit coordinated by S. Bellucci.

Topics of interest for the INFN CSN4 initiative LF61 in condensed matter theory, with National Spokesperson S. Bellucci and Cosenza group Leader A. Sindona, will be the focus of a special half-day session, including full potential multiple scattering and the agreement found between theory and experiment, graphene, ion or electron induced many-electron excitations, and spin filtering.

One day will be dedicated to discuss the role of carbon nanostructures for VLSI interconnects, as an example of emerging interconnect solutions, in connection to such crucial issues as the role of quantum and contact resistance, synthesis features (e.g. control of dimensions, selective growth of metallic nanotubes, control of orientation, role of defects), scalability (high density integration, etc) and reliability, leading to the development of appropriate architectures and technologies for carbon-based interconnects.



Authors wishing to submit their work for presentation at the conference can send an abstract as a doc or pdf file (max. 3 pages) to by 30th June 2011, specifying whether it is meant for oral or poster presentation. The poster session will start on Tuesday 20th September 2011 afternoon and will continue until the conclusion of the conference. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their submission by 20th July 2011. Additional detailed information can be found in the web site, which will be opened about 20th May 2011:,

or by e-mailing the secretariat:


There is a 400 Euro fee (200 Euro reduced fee for PhD students), to be paid on the premises in cash only. The fee includes coffee, lunch breaks, and a social dinner.

Hotel reservation is the responsibility of the participants. Additional information can be found in the web site

Information how to reach the venue is found in

A map of the Frascati town, indicating the INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Via E. Fermi 40, is found in