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The 10th international ESPS-NIS workshop addresses recent developments in epitaxial growth of semiconductors and self-assembled nanostructures on non-planar patterned, vicinal or high-indexed surfaces, covering topics such as site-control, novel nanomorphologies and architectures, fundamental mechanisms, theoretical modelling and control of properties as required for device applications. Prepatterning and novel index semiconductor surfaces are highly interesting and technologically important since they display many intriguing properties that may be exploited to provide new fundamental insights in the mechanisms of self-assembly and self-organization and enable a variety of interesting scientific and industrial applications. These features range from engineering of nucleation sites for nanostructure growth to novel electronic properties for integration in photonic devices.
The workshop will provide a common forum for scientists from fields of theory, surface science, growth, nanopatterning, novel materials, in situ growth studies, characterisation and device fabrication. Special attention will be paid to the understanding of the formation, evolution and organization of nanoscale systems. Emphasis will be placed on new and unexpected optical, electrical, and magnetic properties of semiconductor nanostructures.

The 10th ESPS-NIS Workshop will be held in Traunkirchen in the Salzkammergut lake region of Austria and is organized by the Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. It is the continuation of a successful series, with the previous ESPS-NIS workshops held in 2012 in Eindhoven, 2010 in Como and 2008 in Marseille.


• Self-assembly and site-control of nanowires and quantum dots
• Advanced nanopattering and growth on patterned substrates
• Novel materials including semiconductors, topological insulators, graphene and layered materials
• Novel nanomorphlogies on vicinal and high-indexed surfaces
• In situ and in vivo growth studies
• Fundamental mechanisms and modelling of growth
• Structural, electronic, optical and transport properties of nanostructures
• Photonic structures
• Nanodevice fabrication and applications